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Afghanistan chose to bat

 Sports Desk

 Published: 07:50 PM, 25 October 2021   Updated: 07:51 PM, 25 October 2021

Photo: ICC Twitter

Photo: ICC Twitter

Afghanistan have won the toss and opted to bat first in their first Super 12, Group 2, match at Sharjah, UAE.

Kyle Coetzer, Scotland skipper: Very happy with that, we were gonna bowl first. Even in IPL we saw chasing teams having that advantage so really happy. The boys got a chance to enjoy themselves, but in our mind we believe that we can make it through that group stages and really privilged to be here. We haven't made any changes. The team has been performing well and at the moment we are comfortable sticking to the same team (that did well in the group stages)

Mohammad Nabi Afghanistan skipper: We will bat first. The wicket is dry so we will try and put runs on the board and defend it. The pitch looks good for batting and we will try to restrict them.

Afghanistan: 1 Hazratullah Zazai, 2 Mohammad Shahzad (wk), 3 Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 4 Asghar Afghan, 5 Mohammad Nabi (capt), 6 Najibullah Zadran, 7 Gulbadin Naib, 8 Karim Janat, 9 Rashid Khan, 10 Naveen-ul-Haq, 11 Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Scotland: 1 Kyle Coetzer (capt), 2 George Munsey, 3 Calum MacLeod, 4 Richie Berrington, 5 Matthew Cross (wk), 6 Michael Leask, 7 Chris Greaves, 8 Mark Watt, 9 Josh Davey, 10 Safyaan Sharif, 11 Brad Wheal