Pakistan vs Scotland 1st T20 Highlights – Jun 12, 2018, Scot v Pak highlights today – First twenty/20 from Grange Cricket Club, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh (Scotland) Tuesday 12th June 2018. They’re using the same pitch as Sunday’s ODI against England. Sarfraz said at the toss he chose to bat first because it may wear down as a result.
Scotland LWWWW (last five completed matches, most recent first)
Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first.
Pakistan team/playing XI
Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Hussain Talat, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (c) (wk), Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali.
Scotland team/playing XI
KJ Coetzer, HG Munsey, RD Berrington, CS MacLeod, DE Budge, MA Leask, MH Cross (wk), SM Sharif, MRJ Watt, AC Evans, Hamza Tahir.
Match Timings: 08:00 pm PKT
The boundaries have been pulled in, and the pitch is expected to heavily favour batsmen. Pakistan were forced to abort their training session early on Monday due to rain and some rain is expected on match day, but not enough to pose a threat to a full contest. Mohammad Amir is doubtful for the series with a shoulder injury that appeared to be bothering him during the Headingley Test. Sarfraz said Amir was “fine and fit” to play, but stopped short of asserting that he would be in the starting XI. Besides that, there are no injury concerns for Pakistan.
Craig Wallace has replaced Preston Mommsen in the T20I squad and offers dynamic strokeplay, but Dylan Budge may get his T20I debut after his ODI debut against England. Seamer Chris Sole had a rough outing against England with figures of 0 for 72 and may make way for Stuart Whittingham, who has played four ODIs but is waiting for a maiden T20I cap.
Umpires – Alex Dowdalls, Ian Ramage
TV Umpires – Allan Haggo
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – ?
Match number – T20I no. 671