Preview: Pakistan to Take on Red Hot Scotland in First T20I Tonight

Following a disappointing end to the Test series against England, Pakistan now faces Scotland in a T20I series starting today.

This will be the final series of Pakistan’s tour to the United Kingdom and the Green shirts will be looking to end the tour on a high note.

The match will begin at 8pm local time.

Ranked number 1 in the T20I format, Pakistan will play two T20Is against Scotland, who are blooming after beating England in their last outing.


Pakistan’s Number 1 T20I Ranking in Danger in Series Against Scotland

The 11th ranked team, Scotland, beat England by 6 runs on Sunday and have been dubbed as dark horses.

While talking to the press, Sarfraz said:

We were not taking them lightly even before the England match.

Team News

Babar Azam, who got injured in the Test series against England after being struck on the arm remains sidelined and Haris Sohail has been called up in his place.

Rest of the squad remains the same with Sarfraz Ahmed leading the side. The squad includes:

  • Sarfraz Ahmed (C)(WK)
  • Ahmed Shehzad
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Haris Sohail
  • Shoaib Malik
  • Asif Ali
  • Hussain Talat
  • Faheem Ashraf
  • Mohammad Nawaz
  • Shadab Khan
  • Mohammad Amir
  • Rahat Ali
  • Usman Shinwari
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi

Looking at the squad, Pakistan is relying heavily on its bowling attack and the experience of Malik, Sarfraz and Ahmed Shehzad to pull through.

Sports Analyst & Head of Sports Desk.

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