ICC T20 World Cup 2021: Ban vs SCO Expected Playing XI & Pitch Report

The T20 World Cup 2021 matches will be held in the UAE and Oman. The International Cricket Council has announced the groups for the World Cup. The series will see some new teams. It will be held from 17th October to 14th November. Bangladesh and Scotland will face each other in the 2nd match, in Group B on 17th October 2021 in Al Amerat Cricket Ground.  

Although Scotland and Bangladesh have never played against each other in the World Cup, they did have a T20 match in 2012 where Scotland won the game by 34 runs.

Bangladesh vs. Scotland match in T20 world Cup 2021 will be one of the first matches of the tournament. Let’s see how the match might unfold on 17th October 2021. The match between Bangladesh vs. Scotland will begin at 7:30 pm IST.

Match Information


ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 

Match BAN vs. SCO, 2nd Match, Group B, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021
Date Sunday, October 17, 2021,
Venue Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amerat
Time 7:30 pm


Playing Squad

Here are the squads of both teams. Scotland will be led by Kyle Coetzer, while Mahmudullah will lead Bangladesh in the upcoming T20 World Cup.  

Bangladesh Squad

Mahmudullah (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Nurul Hasan, Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Shamim Hossain, Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Muztafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, and Taskin Ahmad.

Scotland Squad

Kyle Coetzer (c), Matthew Cross, Alasdair Evans, Josh Davey, Chris Greaves, Richie Berrington, Dylan Budge, Ollie Hairs, Mark Watt, Michael Leask, Brad Wheal, Hamza Tahir, Craig Wallace, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole, George Munsey, and Calum MacLeod.  

Pitch Report

The pitch of the Al Amerat Cricket ground has proven over time to be apt for both the batters and bowlers, especially for T20 matches. The smaller boundaries make it easier for the batsmen to bring in runs for their teams, while the bowling team can also get the advantage to take wickets in this field. Statistics show that the teams batting second have a high probability of winning the game. However, it is all about the performances that the players bring out that will matter at the end of the day.

Who will win in the Bangladesh vs. Scotland T20 World Cup match?

In 2021, Bangladesh played 16 T20 matches with New Zealand, Australia, and Zimbabwe. Bangladesh has won 9 games out of the 16. On the other hand, Scotland has played 3 T20 matches with Zimbabwe in 2021. They lost two and won one game. So while Scotland has less experience on the field in 2021, they are certainly no pushovers. Watch out for further updates on Bangladesh vs. Scotland, T20 World Cup Match.

Reference Links: 

  1. https://www.cricbuzz.com/live-cricket-scorecard/37992/ban-vs-sco-2nd-match-group-b-icc-mens-t20-world-cup-2021
  2. https://cricsload.com/bangladesh-squad-matches-schedule-for-icc-t20-world-cup-2021/#Bangladesh_T20_Squad_List
  3. https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/icc-men-s-t20-world-cup-2021-22-1267897/bangladesh-vs-scotland-2nd-match-first-round-group-b-1273713/live-cricket-score
  4. http://www.howstat.com/cricket/Statistics/Matches/MatchListCountry_T20.asp

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