Head coach Shane Burger is looking on Scotland to “encourage a nation” by sealing a spot within the subsequent spherical of the Males’s T20 World Cup.
Scotland have two wins from two within the first spherical, having overwhelmed Papua New Guinea after upsetting Bangladesh.
Victory over hosts Oman on Thursday would imply progress as group winners.
But when they lose, Scotland may very properly face merciless elimination on web run-rate if, as anticipated, Bangladesh get the higher of Papua New Guinea.
Such a situation would depart three groups on 4 factors and Oman have already got a greater run-rate than the Scots after a thumping win over Papua New Guinea and defeat by Bangladesh.
Ranked sixth on the earth, Bangladesh will undergo in the event that they beat winless Papua New Guinea by greater than three runs.
“It is large for Scottish cricket, this has the power to encourage a nation,” stated Burger.
“To be the primary Scottish staff to create this historical past is one thing behind each participant’s thoughts, and each one of many assist employees. To go away a legacy of being the primary Scottish aspect to try this is definitely a motivation.
“It is superb, the power sport has to drag a nation collectively, to permit individuals to dream and that is one thing I’ve talked about to this group: we’re allowed to dream, we’re allowed to exit and do unrealistic issues.
“We all know what’s on the road. All of the gamers know. We have ready for it and if there’s any staff that understands a couple of must-win sport, it is a staff like Scotland. We frequently go into competitions figuring out each sport is a must-win.”
Scotland had managed only one win from six earlier international tournaments however skilled bowler Ali Evans is definitely not daunted by the prospect of needing three in a row this time.
“It what we got here right here to do, it is what we count on to do,” he advised BBC Scotland’s The 9.
“We all know we have now a really troublesome match in opposition to an excellent staff and by profitable that we get to the Tremendous 12s no matter what occurs wherever else.
“There’s an actual confidence and perception on this staff that the particular person subsequent to you has the power to place in that match-winning efficiency.”
Papua New Guinea would wish an enormous win over Bangladesh and a convincing Scotland victory to leap into second place.