Scotland and Afghanistan will face off in the second One-Day International (ODI) of the two-match series in Edinburgh on Friday. The series is being played as part of the Afghanistan team's preparations for the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup, beginning on May 30. The first game of the series was washed out without a ball being bowled on Wednesday, therefore, the visitors will be hoping that they will get much needed game time before going to England. In the previous five meetings between both teams, two games were washed out whereas on two occasions, Afghanistan came out on top and Scotland managed to win just once.
Grange Cricket Club in Edinburgh will be used as the venue for the contest, which will be hosting its 20th ODI on Friday. Highest team score at the venue in a 50-over contest of 371-5 was registered by Scotland in the match against England in 2018, whereas lowest team total of 101 was also registered by the home side in the match against Sri Lanka in 2011. Highest individual score of 151 at the venue in an ODI was registered by Australia's Shaun Marsh in 2013, whereas best bowling figures of 5-29 was registered by Zimbabwe's Graeme Cremer.
In the batting department, Afghanistan will be depending on the likes of wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad, veteran right-hander Asghar Afghan and young Hashmatullah Shahidi to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of