Match Preview

India will face Scotland in Match 37 of ICC T20 World Cup 2021 on 5 November at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. With a crushing 66-run win over Afghanistan on Wednesday, India got their campaign back on track. However, India’s work is far from done, as they are now ranked fourth in Group 2 points standings. Scotland, on the other hand, has already been eliminated from the tournament. The Scots are bottom of their group after losing all three of their games. New Zealand defeated them by 16 runs in their previous match.

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch is inclined more towards the bowling side and chasing would be easier.

Clear Skies with temperatures at 31 – 32° C


Total matches                                 51

Matches won batting first              23

Matches won bowling first            28

Average 1st Inns scores               140

Average 2nd Inns scores              128

Highest total recorded                   225/7 (20 Ov) by IRE vs AFG

Lowest total recorded                    87/10 (18.3 Ov) by HK vs OMAN

Highest score chased                    166/4 (19 Ov) by NAM vs NED

Lowest score defended                 129/6 (20 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Top Wicket-Keeper pick

1) Rishabh Pant – The left-handed batsman is a dynamic player from his squad. His excellent skills as a wicketkeeper are something that his team can benefit from.

Matches – 135

Runs – 3617

Average – 32.88

Top 4 Batsman Picks

1) Rohit Sharma – He has improved his game by being more technically sound, having a better awareness of his off-stump, a more compact approach, and a higher level of patience. His repertoire of hard-hitting shots in his arsenal will be vastly useful for his team.

Matches – 359

Runs – 9534

Average – 31.88

2) Virat Kohli – When the circumstances call for it, he is known to be highly lethal with his agile footwork against the spinners. He is known as an aggressive batter who is always looking for runs, and he possesses a reasonably decent technique that allows him to judge the length of the ball earlier than most batsmen.

Matches – 322

Runs – 10202

Average – 41.13                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3) Kyle Coetzee – Coetzer had a successful county career with Durham and Northamptonshire, where he created history by becoming the first batsman from an associate nation to hit a century in the World Cup in 2015. His 156 against Bangladesh was the highest score ever by a batsman from an associate nation.

Matches – 132

Runs – 2780

Average – 23.96

4) Lokesh Rahul – He is a dependable player, and his unwavering determination, compact, airtight technique, and persistent attention in the crease are all reasons to select him for the team.

Matches – 168

Runs – 5558

Average – 43.08

Top 4 Bowler Picks

1) Jasprit Bumrah – Bumrah is a right-arm fast bowler with an unusual sling-arm movement and natural pace, and his deliveries have a distinctive release point that makes it difficult for batsmen to pick him out.

Matches – 189

Wickets – 233

Economy – 7.05

2) Mohammad Shami – In his career, the right-arm fast bowler has provided regular yet lethal spells as India’s leading pacer. He’s also had a surprising amount of success with his batting.

Matches – 115

Wickets – 133

Economy – 8.33

3) Bradley Wheal – Wheal was born in Durban, South Africa, and is a right-handed batsman and right-arm pace bowler. In 2016, he made his Scotland debut at the age of 19, at which time he also played in eight more Championship matches and from the start of his career he has been a reliable player for his team.

Matches – 35

Wickets – 44

Economy – 8.05

4) Safyaan Sharif – Sharif is an English-born Scottish cricketer who debuted for Scotland in the Intercontinental Cup One-Day tournament against the Netherlands. In 2014, Sharif was instrumental in Scotland’s World Cup qualifying win. In the competition, he took 14 wickets, earning him a spot in the 15-man roster for the 2015 World Cup.

Matches – 74

Wickets – 86

Economy – 7.69

Top 2 All-rounder Picks

1) Ravindra Jadeja – The slow left-arm orthodox spinner and the left-handed batsman has good control over his deliveries and his spell has a lot of subtle variants. He is a wise pick for the upcoming match.

Matches – 271

Runs – 2852

Average – 25.23

Wickets – 178

Economy – 7.61

2) Michael Leask – Leask, a right-handed batsman famed for biffing long sixes, and a part-time off-break bowler, was born in Aberdeen. Before joining the senior team, Leask represented Scotland in the Under-13, 15, 17, and 19 levels. Leask’s off-spin has had some noteworthy moments, such as taking three wickets in Scotland’s World Cup acclimatisation tour victory over Tasmania in 2014.

Matches – 62

Runs – 534

Average – 13.02

Wickets – 34

Economy – 7.95

Predicted Playing 11


KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

Bench: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy, Ishan Kishan


George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Alasdair Evans, Bradley Wheal

Bench: Craig Wallace, Josh Davey, Dylan Budge, Hamza Tahir


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India – 51%

Scotland – 49%