Pakistan to face Scotland in first T20 in Edinburgh

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       Chris and Tom Sole are bullish about Scotland's chances of beating England on home turf this Sunday

The ICC has reduced the number of teams at the 2019 World Cup to 10 from 14, making it far more hard for associate nations to qualify.

England captain Eoin Morgan refused to view the shock loss to Scotland as a catastrophe and paid tribute to the underdogs after yesterday's
sensational six-run win in a high-scoring
thriller, writes Duncan Smith.

"I can't talk about it any more to be honest, we've talked about what's acceptable from our team and what people are saying from outside our team doesn't really matter", said Paine.

Scotland's one-down batsman, Calum MacLeod, smashed a 94-ball 140 against England's experienced bunch of bowlers including Moeen Ali, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood and David Willey. First of all, it's great for Scotland. Stanlake impressed against Middlesex in his one run-out before the series, troubling batsmen with his bounce and pace.

MacLeod credited Grant Bradburn, the team coach, and Coetzer, his captain, saying, "This win has been coming for a couple of years since Grant and Kyle took over and pushed the aggressive cricket you saw".

England will welcome back Jos Buttler, who was rested for Edinburgh, but are still without the injured Stokes and Woakes.

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Scotland are on a high after winning the one-off ODI against England. Given recent dry weather, there might, however, be some purchase for spin.

Asked if England would use the incident in sledging, Morgan said: "No".

Before defeat to Scotland, England had won six bilateral one-day series in a row. Since then, they have suffered two defeats and a no-result.

"We need to continue what we have been doing and continue improving though". The addition of Sam Billings and Jake Ball as replacements for the injured Stokes and Woakes respectively should provide England with a good pool of players to choose from for the first encounter.

Having taken out the world's top one-day worldwide side with Sunday's historic win over the Auld Enemy, the Saltires were looking to complete a remarkable double by toppling the number-one ranked Twenty20 nation.

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