Dubai:Luck is not in India’s control, but they must go for big wins in the next two matches, so that their net run rate can be even better. Scotland may not qualify now, but they would like to make headlines and be in the public eye while competing against this big and favorite team.
Today is also the 33rd birthday of Virat Kohli. After registering a big win over Scotland, Team India players would not only want to gift their captain a birthday present but would also like to find a chance for themselves for the semi-finals till the end.
Virat Kohli winning the toss is also very important because in order to improve the net run rate, it is necessary that India bat first and score as big in front of Scotland as they made against Afghanistan and win as big by showing amazing bowling. Enter if possible.
However, the coin has turned sour in T20 matches with Virat Kohli this year. Virat has lost 6 consecutive tosses in the year 2021. Three against England and three in this T20 World Cup. Out of total 8 tosses, Virat Kohli has managed to win only 1 toss. Today the fans would like that the luck is kind on his birthday and captain Kohli’s luck shines before batsman Kohli.
The match will be played at night in Dubai, so the dew can make a big difference in the second half. It is almost certain that whichever captain wins the toss will decide to bowl first. But becoming the boss of the toss for Virat Kohli is nothing short of a vexation, Kohli has lost the toss in 13 of the last 14 matches for India. According to Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer, his fast bowler Josh Davey’s injury is still completely fine. has not happened and on their playing the final decision will be taken before the toss.
On Wednesday too, Scotland had an impressive performance against New Zealand and took the match very close, losing by just 16 runs. Had there been a big partnership, or another good over in the death overs, then this team would have become the favorite of crores of Indians today. But now if he performs the same against India as well, then it can be difficult for Team India.
Against Afghanistan, the Indian batsmen put together a scintillating performance and had a consistent aggressive approach throughout the innings, something they needed in the first two games and then they could not. Against Scotland, India will be looking to acquire more sharpness with the bat as well as the bowling.
Hardik Pandya’s future depends on whether he can bowl consistently, no matter how much depth he gives down the order. Against Afghanistan he bowled but he did not look in the rhythm and his two overs were expensive. But the way he played an unbeaten innings of 35 runs in 13 balls with the bat, India also made the biggest score of T20 World Cup 2021 on the basis of it. Will he soon be able to do such a miracle with the ball as well?
As an opener, Jorge Mansi can become a problem for the bowlers of any team with his aggressive batting. His style of play is quite aggressive, especially in the powerplay, but he has not done justice to his talent in this competition so far. He has not been able to convert a good start into a big innings and so far his highest score is 29. Will Mansi be at her peak on Friday?
Suryakumar Yadav is now fit and he was also a part of the playing XI on Wednesday, against Afghanistan, R Ashwin got a chance in place of Varun Chakraborty and he took advantage of it. After which there is little hope that Varun will be able to make it to the last-11 against Scotland.
India (Probable-XI): 1 KL Rahul, 2 Rohit Sharma, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Rishabh Pant (wk), 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Shardul Thakur, 9 R Ashwin, 10 Mohammed Shami, 11 Jasprit Bumrah
Scotland (Probable-XI): 1 George Mansi, Kyle Kotzer, 3 Callum McLeod, 4 Richie Berrington, 5 Michael Leask, 6 Matt Cross, 7 Chris Greaves, 8 Mark Watt, 9 Safayan Sharif, 10 Josh Davey/Alasdair Evans, 11 Brad Wheels