Afghanistan
Afghanistan are looking for their maiden World Cup win as they take on Scotland on Thursday.Getty

Afghanistan will take on Scotland in their Group A fixture of the 2015 ICC World Cup in the University Oval at Dunedin on Thursday.

Where to watch live

The match starts at 10pm GMT (on Wednesday). Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Click here for the live streaming link.

Overview

Afghanistan take on fellow minnows Scotland in a clash that will see one of them record their maiden World Cup win.

Both the teams have lost their opening two encounters and will be keen to open their account in the tournament. Points for either team, will mean that they are guaranteed not to finish as the last placed team in the group and will also have a slim hope of qualifying for the knockout phase of the competition.

The Afghans did play the Scots in UAE last year, with both teams registering a win against each other. With the pitch at Dunedin set to favour the seamers, the match could be decided over which team has the ability to counter the bowling attack better.

Betting odds (888Sport.com)

  • Afghanistan to win: 3/5
  • Scotland to win: 23/17

What they say

Javed Ahmadi (Afghanistan opener): "It's very important for us, especially because both sides are Associate members. Hopefully we beat Scotland strongly, so we looking forward."

Preston Mommsen (Scotland captain): "We've played a lot of cricket against them in recent times, and we know that they do have good ammunition in their pace attack. We expect them to use their skills."

Team news

Afghanistan

Possible XI: Javed Ahmadi, Nawroz Mangal, Asghar Stanikzai, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Nabi (capt), Najibullah Zadran, Afsar Zazai (wk), Aftab Alam, Dawlat Zadran, Hamid Hassan, Shapoor Zadran.

Scotland

Possible XI: Kyle Coetzer, Calum McLeod, Freddie Coleman, Matt Machan, Preston Mommsen (capt), Richie Berrington, Mathew Cross (wk), Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans, Majid Haq, Iain Wardlaw