After playing a series of one day matches with regional teams of Pakistan, Afghanistan is now going to play a series of two Twenty20 international against Scotland. This series has been decided to play Sharjah at the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium on 3rd and 4th March. This series would be an initial step for Champions Trophy that will be played in the mid of 2013. Watch Afghanistan vs Scotland 1st T20 2013 Live Stream, Scores, updates and All live coverage.
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Their first match would definitely be an interesting and exciting match as Afghanistan has got huge amounts of significant experiences from Pakistani Regional Teams. They were impressive against those teams as they have won one or two matches in Pakistan. The players are motivated and confident to play well against Scotland and are hoping and even desperate to get victory. Their first match will be going to play on 3rd march 2013 at Sharjah.
The match will start on 20:30 IST. The game between these two teams will be going to an amazing one in which, people will experience lots of nail biting moments.
Mohammad Nabi has been chosen to be the captain of Afghani team who has not played Pakistani teams because he was participating in Bangladesh Premier League. Before him, Nawroz Mangal was the captain of team who is no more their captain just because of his bad performance against Pakistani teams.
He had captained the team for about more than 4 years. The team was not so impressive under his captaincy, although the players have all sorts of ingredients to make great records. However, Mangal is still in the team due to the fact that he might perform well without getting the pressure of captaincy. He would be playing from the side along with vice captain Mohammad Shahzad who is also Afghanistan’s wicket keeper.
Mohammad Nabi proved himself as the most significant player for the team as he has performed brilliantly in BPL while representing Sylhet Royals. He was named as the most wicket taking bowlers throughout the tournament- played 14 matches in which, he got 18 wickets with the economy of 19.27. He has not been named as the captain of Afghanistan for the first time because he has also made contributions as captain for Asian Cup in 2010.
The team includes Afsar Zazai, Aftab Alam, Asghar Stanikzai, Fazal Niazi, Hamza Hotak, Javed Admadi, Mirwais Ashraf, Mohammad Nasim Baras, Mohibullah Paak, Shabir Noori and few more. Along with these two matches, Afghanistan will also be going to play two one day matches for ICC World Championship.
On the other hand, Scotland has called Lain Wardlaw to be in the team as he was impressive in the big bash while representing Yorkshire. The game between these two teams would definitely be the most significant match as this will give motivation to one team while give a bit disappointment to second one. Both the teams are working hard to make amendments with their weakness.
Wardlaw proved himself strong and worthy player for the team in number of training sessions. This match would be an important match to cement a spot for one day international World Cup which will be held in 2015.
The selection committee has chosen Richie Berrington, Ewan Chalmers, Kyle Coetzer, Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans, Safyann Sharif, Jan Stander, Craig Wallace, Jean Symes, Majid Haq, Ewan Chalmres and few more. The players are ready to change on Afghanistan players and confident to get success in the first T20 match.