COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: Scotland vs Pakistan on June 13
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Pakistan played like a World number 1 T20 International team the other day and comprehensively defeated the hosts Scotland in the first game. There is a quick turnaround for the second game though and the home side will be eager to make a mark in the final encounter of the series. The margin of 48 runs does not indicate the fight put up by them and there is no doubt they will be confident of levelling the series on Wednesday. The Men in Green would be aware of the threat their opponents possess and also would be keen to end their UK tour on a high. At the same time, they might also rest a couple of key bowlers and give chance to the ones who were benched in the first match of the series. The back to back games, at times, might take its toll on the players but that doesn’t take the favorites’ tag away from them. They played like a champion team and would be hoping to continue in the same vein as well.
Best economical pick – Matthew Cross is one of the most exciting things about Scotland cricket, and to make a mark in a team that recently has had a host of players putting up performances that demand recognition, it is a tough ask. In the ODI against England, Cross burst into a flurry of boundaries right from the shot of the pistol. Donning a T20 strike rate of 136, he will take on the N0.1 T20 Pakistan team with both form and confidence on his side.
Top captains & vice captains – Pakistan was down to 87/3. But they were revived by some amazing innings from skipper Sarfaraz Ahmedand Shoaib Malik. The latter scored at a strike rate of almost 200 in the innings. He was dismissed after scoring 53 off 27 balls. He has smashed 5 huge maximums in his innings. Sarfaraz was the real hero for Pakistan with the bat. It’s been quite some time since we have seen him bat like this. He made the maximum use of the short boundaries and has scored 89 runs off just 49 balls. He also remained not out till the end and has hit 3 big sixes in his innings. Further, he also stroke 10 boundaries in the innings to help Pakistan take the total past 200.
Smart pick – Chasing a mammoth total in the first game was never easy for Scotland. It was important for them to have got off to a good start. Scotland Skipper Kyle Coetzer gave them a perfect start by scoring 31 runs off just 18 balls.
Cautious Pick – Pakistan is likely to test their bench but not at the expense of the result of the game. Mohammad Amir who went for 45 runs of his 4 overs in the first T20I can be rested for this game as his workload is being monitored.
My XI – Shoaib Malik (Captain), Sarfraz Ahmed (Vice-Captain), Kyle Coetzer, Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali, Alasdair Evans, Matthew Cross, Shadab Khan, Dylan Budge, George Munsey, Hussain Talat