After a thrilling first T20I, it will be interesting to see how Scotland performs in the second T20I against Pakistan to be held at Grange Cricket Club in Scotland. With full T20I status by the ICC, Scotland will be trying to make its mark in the T20 world. But will Pakistan allow it, is the big question you should be asking as an online cricket betting fan.
The Grange Club pitch will decide who will win the second T20I. Since the curator has the responsibility to create the pitch, it may favor Scotland more than Pakistan. Also, it will be a pitch filled with pace and bounce, which will favor even the Pakistan bowlers. In fact, the Pakistani side has genuine pacers who will love the playing conditions at Edinburgh.
It appears as though the Pakistani team will win, especially since it has players like Shoaib Malik, Ahmed Shehzad, Sarfraz Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Kamran Akmal, Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman.
The Scottish side has its fair share of good players, like Richie Berrington, Kyle Coetzer, Alasdair Evans and Josh Davey.
The second T20I between Scotland and Pakistan may see Pakistan winning. Here are some reasons why Pakistan could win this encounter:
Players like Usman Khan and Shoaib Malik will be looking to score runs and put up a good show on the field.
Muhammad Amir will love the bounce and pace at the Edinburgh pitch and will be one of the key wicket-takers in the match. He will be able to transform the game regardless of Pakistan chasing or defending a total.
Pakistan also has Imad Wasim as their go-to all-rounder.
Scotland is still finding its bearings in the big league and may find it hard to control Pakistani batsmen.
Scotland has played T20 matches, but still does not have the experience that Pakistan has.