Scotland will have to quickly acclimatise to the conditions in a bid to achieve success © Getty Images
Scotland will have to quickly acclimatise to the conditions in a bid to achieve success © Getty Images

Catch live streaming of the second qualifying match of the ICC World T20 2016 between Scotland and Afghanistan at Nagpur. The first match of the tournament was played between Hong Kong and Zimbabwe at the same venue. The qualifying round will see a total of eight teams who will vie for two spots. Apart from the four teams mentioned above, the other teams are Ireland, Netherlands, Oman and Bangladesh. In the match between Afghanistan and Scotland, the former will go into the battle as marginal favourites. Afghanistan have been is excellent form, and in the warm up fixture against Netherlands they achieved victory. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Afghanistan vs Scotland, ICC World T20 2016, 2nd T20 match, Group B at Nagpur

Meanwhile Scotland were deal a setback as they lost to lower-ranked Oman in their qualifying game. Both teams were involved in one no-result game each. It was quite evident that Scotland’s bowlers were struggling to adapt to the conditions that are very different to what they are used to.

Afghanistan will be captained by Asghar Stanikzai, and he boasts a handful of established players under his control including Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Hamid Hassan, Mohammad Shahzad and Samiullah Shenwari. They are a very well-rounded unit, but will need to be more steady with the bat than they have previously been.

Preston Mommsen is skipper of the Scotland unit, and players of the likes of Josh Davey, Matthew Cross, Richie Berrington and Kyle Coetzer have proven themselves in the associate game. They will have to draw on their limited sub continent experience to try and outplay Afghanistan.