Pakistan selected to bat v Scotland
Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer challenges his crew to produce one other upset once they face Pakistan within the first of two T20Is
Pakistan have received the toss and can bat within the first T20I against Scotland. Beneath clear, sunny skies in Edinburgh on what regarded an particularly flat wicket, the captain Sarfraz Ahmed determined setting a goal was one of the simplest ways of successful the sport. Two days in the past on the identical floor, Scotland batted first against England in an ODI, amassed 371 and defended it by six runs to seal a famous win.
A raft of latest gamers come into the Pakistan T20I aspect, which is considerably totally different to the squad that took on Eire and England in Check matches over the previous month. Probably the most notable inclusion, nonetheless, is that of Mohammad Amir, who had been a slight doubt with a shoulder damage. Scotland have made only one change from the aspect that beat England, changing seam bowler Chris Sole with left-arm spinner Hamza Tahir. Tahir is the cousin of Majid Haq, Scotland’s most capped participant, and makes his debut at this time.
The identical pitch that produced 736 runs in 593 deliveries on Sunday will likely be in use once more and Sarfraz felt it would put on down in direction of the tip of the sport.
Scotland: Kyle Coetzer (capt), 2 Matthew Cross (wk), three Calum MacLeod, four Richard Berrington, 5 George Munsey, 6 Dylan Budge, 7 Michael Leask, eight Safyaan Sharif, 9 Mark Watt, 10 Alisdair Evans, 11 Hamza Tahir
Pakistan: Pakistan 1 Fakhar Zaman, 2 Ahmed Shehzad three Hussain Talat, four Asif Ali, 5 Shoaib Malik, 5 Sarfraz Ahmed (capt & wk), 7 Mohammad Nawaz eight Shadab Khan, 9 Faheem Ashraf, 10 Mohammad Amir 11 Hasan Ali,