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Scotland star lays down gauntlet to Virat Kohli after historic T20 World Cup win

Scotland have beaten Bangladesh, Papa New Guinea and Oman to reach the main group stage of the T20 World Cup, and according to one of their stars they now have plans for bigger scalps

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Scotland star Mark Watt has fired a warning to Virat Kohli after his side’s famous win over Oman at the T20 World Cup.

Despite earlier victories over Bangladesh and Papa New Guinea, Scotland had to prevail against the joint-hosts on Thursday to progress into the main group stage, and Watt took 1-23 from four overs as Oman were all out for 122.

Josh Davey also took 3-25 and there were two wickets each for Safyaan Sharif and Michael Leask, before 41 from captain Kyle Coetzer helped set up a comfortable eight wicket win.

It means the Scots will now have group matches with Afghanistan, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, and whoever qualifies second from Group A tomorrow.



Scotland’s Mark Watt delivers a ball during the T20 World Cup match between Oman and Scotland
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It’s the clash with India on November 5 however, and in particularly their iconic skipper Kohli, which seemed to excite Watt the most when he spoke with reporters after the game.

Asked whether he had anything in store for the 32-year-old, he said: “I’ve got quite a few plans for Virat. I’m going to keep them hush-hush at the moment, but I think he should be worried.”

Watt’s broad grin suggested he may have been jesting, but the slow left armer said the whole side were now keen to test themselves against the best.









“That’s why you play the game: to play against the big stars,” he added.

“You want to challenge yourself against the best and they certainly are the best in the world. All the guys are just absolutely buzzing to showcase their skills against the whole world.”

Watt, 25, has enjoyed stints in country cricket with both Lancashire and Derbyshire but it was a display in Scottish colours in June 2018 that he is best renowned for, taking 3-55 in a famous win over England.



Watt is gunning for India’s captain Virat Kohli
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And he cited that result, plus Sunday’s win over Bangladesh, as reason why the team can continue to surprise people in this tournament.

He said: “I think we’re going to make a few upsets, I don’t see why not. We’ve done it before – we’ve beaten the best ODI team in the world, we’ve beaten Bangladesh here and I think teams won’t take us lightly.

“They should be worried about Scotland, we’re in a great run of form and we’ve got a lot of momentum going forward. I don’t think we need to do anything else different, we’ve won three out of three.”

Scotland next play Afghanistan on Monday.


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