Scotland Cricket team

The thrilling clash between UAE and Scotland marks the commencement of the three-match T20I series at the iconic Dubai International Stadium, Dubai. Scheduled to begin at 9:30 PM IST on March 11, this encounter promises an exhilarating start to the series as both teams aim to set the tone with a victory.

Pitch Report:

Anticipation is high as the teams gear up to battle it out on a fresh pitch at the Dubai International Stadium. Unlike the ODI series, the surface is expected to offer more pace, making it conducive for batters to unleash their strokes with greater ease.

Team Previews:

UAE Team News:

UAE enters the T20I leg of the series following a disappointing outing in the ICC World Cup League 2, where they lost all three matches. However, the team remains optimistic about delivering a stronger performance in the T20 format. Led by Muhammad Waseem, UAE boasts a formidable lineup with key batters including Vriiyta Aravind and Tanish Suri. Their bowling attack, spearheaded by Junaid Siddique and supported by Aayan Khan and Ali Naseer, aims to make an impact and stifle the opposition’s batting lineup.

Scotland Team News:

On the other hand, Scotland aims to capitalize on their recent success against UAE in the ODI series as they enter the T20I contest. Led by Richie Berrington, Scotland’s batting prowess lies in the hands of experienced campaigners like Matt Cross and George Munsey. The bowling department, led by Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, and Michael Leask, is poised to pose a formidable challenge to the UAE batters.

Predicted Playing XIs:

  • UAE: Muhammad Waseem (c), Tanish Suri (wk), Aryan Lakra, Basil Hameed, Aayan Afzal Khan, Dhruv Prashar, Alishan Sharafu, Ali Naseer, Junaid Siddique, Akif Raja, Zahoor Khan/Jawadullah
  • Scotland: Matthew Cross, Brandon McMullen, George Munsey, Richie Berrington (c), Brad Currie, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Scott Currie, Andrew Umeed/Brad Wheal


Scotland, with their established track record in T20Is and recent success against UAE, enters the contest as favorites. UAE’s inconsistent form in the recent ODI matches further tilts the scales in Scotland’s favor. Expect an exciting clash as both teams aim to kickstart the series with a win.

Final Verdict: Scotland to beat UAE