India vs Scotland: India looking to maintain their winning run as we look at the predicted playing 11 for both the teams for T20 World Cup 2021.
After a poor run of two matches, Team India made a stunning comeback against the fighting Afghanistan team. India had suffered a batting collapse in their first two matches, but the Afghanistan match saw Team India openers score aggressive fifties to take India beyond 200; a feat achieved only once in the tournament.
Not just in the batting department, India looked equally ominous in the bowling department as they restricted Sri Lanka to under 150. The inclusion of Ashwin for injured Varun Chakravarthy paid dividends as he bowled an economical spell and also accounted for 2 important wickets.
With India now high on momentum, they would be looking to maintain their winning streak by facing the weakest team in the competition, Scotland. This would be India’s first T20 encounter against the Scottish team. They were supposed to play Scotland in the 2007 T20 World Cup, but that match was washed out due to rain.
India start outright favorites for this game with odds completely in their favor. According to Betway, the odds for this match are 12 / 1.04 in favor of India to win the match. So, as we wait for the match, let’s look at India vs Scotland best predicted playing 11 for T20 World Cup 2021.
T20 World Cup 2021 – Official Squad for Team India:
Batsmen: Ishan Kishan (WK), KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant (WK), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav & Virat Kohli
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya & Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur & Varun Chakravarthy
Reserves: Axar Patel, Shreyas Iyer & Deepak Chahar
Mentor: MS Dhoni // Captain: Virat Kohli // Vice-captain: Rohit Sharma
Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2021
Type: Group 2 – India vs Scotland
Where: Dubai // When: 7:30 pm IST.
Openers: Rohit Sharma & KL Rahul
India had surprisingly opted for Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul as the opening combination in the second match vs New Zealand. But, after an unsuccessful attempt, India were back to opening with their regular opening duo, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma. And what a performance the duo gave against Afghanistan.
Such was a belligerent opening stand between KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma that they managed to score 140 for the first wicket; the highest opening partnership in T20 World Cup for Team India. With two important games coming up, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma would need to continue with their A-game.
Middle-order: Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Suryakumar Yadav & Hardik Pandya
The great thing that we saw in the game against Afghanistan was the flexibility in the batting order. With India needing to score quick runs, they promoted Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya. If India find themselves in a similar situation then, the hard-hitting duo could be promoted once again. If not, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav can be used to provide the stability.
Spinners: Ravindra Jadeja & Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin came in as a replacement for injured Varun Chakravarthy, who unfortunately suffered a niggle ahead of the match. Ashwin bowled with controlled line and length, and as a result, he only not had an economical spell but also managed to take 2 important wickets. Given the success, Ashwin should continue in the playing 11 even if Chakravarthy is fit.
Pacers: Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur & Jasprit Bumrah
The experienced duo of Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah were back to their original best against the Afghan batting line-up. While Shami managed to pick 3 wickets, Burmah was economical and also took 1 important wicket. The duo would need to continue with their form against Scotland too.
Meanwhile, the only concern in the pace department for Team India shall be the form of Shardul Thakur. The pacer hasn’t been effective in the two matches he has played so far. But expect Kohli to stick to Shardul, who is a wicket-taker and can be trusted to come good in important matches.
So, that completes the predicted playing 11 for Team India. Expect India to stick to the same playing 11, which would be the first time in this competition. India can also look to play another spinner given the struggle of Scottish batsmen against Afghanistan. Meanwhile, the key players to watch out for include KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Mohd. Shami, Jasprit Bumrah & Shardul Thakur.
T20 World Cup 2021 India vs Scotland – Predicted Playing 11 for Team India:
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.
T20 World Cup 2021 India vs Scotland – Predicted Playing 11 for Scotland:
George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (C), Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, Michael Leask, Matthew Cross (WK), Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Josh Davey & Brad Wheal.
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