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Former champions Pakistan will look to proceed their invincible run after they play minnows Scotland of their inconsequential final Tremendous 12 Group 2 match of the T20 World Cup on Sunday. Pakistan, who had claimed the title in 2009, have been merely sensational within the match up to now and have bossed round different groups of their group to seal a spot within the last-four with 4 convincing wins. If arch-rivals India have been blown away by 10 wickets, New Zealand have been outclassed by 5 wickets, within the workforce’s first two matches. Afghanistan did make life troublesome for them for some time however Asif Ali deposited 4 sixes in six balls to bail them out earlier than Pakistan sealed their semifinal spot with a 45-run win over Namibia of their final match.
Pakistan’s openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have been on hearth and after they did not do the job, their middle-order rose to the event, whereas six-hitting machine Asif has proved to be among the finest finishers within the match up to now.
Though they’ve contributed, the likes of Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik will hope to be extra constant and look to remain until the tip.
Within the bowling division, the tempo duo of Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi have been their greatest bowlers with seven and 5 wickets respectively up to now, whereas spinners Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan, too, have accomplished the job requested of them.
The one worrying factor would be the type of seamer Hasan Ali, who has gone for runs. With the semifinal spot assured, Pakistan may look to relaxation a couple of gamers and provides others alternatives within the inconsequential match.
For Scotland, it is going to be an uphill activity however they’d hope to place up a greater present than their final match and finish issues on a optimistic word. Scotland gained all three matches to qualify for Tremendous 12 however crashed out after dropping the final 4 video games.
The eight-wicket loss to India on Friday evening has been probably the most troublesome to digest however skipper Kyle Coetzer will hope the interplay with Indian gamers, together with skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, in Dubai will encourage the workforce to place up present in opposition to Pakistan.
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