Match 7 of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023 will be played between Ireland and Scotland at the Queens Sports Club.
Ireland’s tournament began on a disappointing note as they lost by five wickets against Oman in their opening match. Despite a challenging start with the bat, Harry Tector (52) and George Dockrell (91) showcased remarkable performances to stabilize the ship, scoring impressive half-centuries. Their partnership played a crucial role in Ireland’s recovery from an early top-order collapse, enabling them to set a competitive total of 281/7 in 20 overs. However, the Irish bowlers were unable to defend the target as every Oman batter made valuable contributions to secure victory with 11 balls remaining.
Scotland, meanwhile, will be eager to kick off their campaign with a victory in their first match. They will be reliant on the seasoned duo of Matthew Cross and George Munsey to lead the batting lineup, while largely falling on Mark Watt in the bowling department. It can be noted that Scotland lost both their warm-up matches, against Zimbabwe and West Indies respectively. Their batting was disappointing in both the games – they set a target of only 164 in the first game, and were unable to chase down 164 in the next game.
Ireland vs Scotland Injury Update
Both teams do not have any injury concerns, but they could look to make a few changes in the playing XI, given how they performed so far in the tournament.
Ireland vs Scotland Predicted XI
Ireland Predicted XI
Andy McBrine, Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Graham Hume, Benjamin White
Scotland Predicted XI
Christopher McBride, Matthew Cross (wk), George Munsey, Brandon McMullen, Richie Berrington (c), Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Chris Sole, Alasdair Evans, Jack Jarvis
Ireland vs Scotland Match Details
Match: Ireland vs Scotland
Date & Time: June 21, 12.30 PM IST
Venue: Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Ireland vs Scotland Fantasy Team
Wicket-keepers: Matthew Cross, Locan Tucker
Batters: Richie Berrington, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, George Munsey
All-rounders: Michael Leask, Brandon McMullen, Mark Adair, Andy McBrine
Bowlers: Josh Little
Captain: Harry Tector
Vice-captain: George Munsey
Ireland vs Scotland: Bulawayo Weather and Pitch Report
The pitch at the Queens Sports Club is a true paradise for batsmen, offering favorable conditions for high-scoring matches. Sri Lanka, in a previous game against UAE, managed to score a total of 350-plus on this very pitch.
The weather in Bulawayo will be hot and sunny. The temperature is likely to be over 35 degrees Celsius.
Ireland vs Scotland, ODI World Cup Qualifiers Match 7 Broadcasting
The World Cup Qualifier match between Ireland and Scotland will be live on Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
Ireland vs Scotland Live Streaming
Disney + Hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the Ireland vs Scotland match. The toss will take place at 12.00 PM IST.
Ireland vs Scotland ODI matches Head to Head
|Matches won by Ireland||15|
|Matches won by Scotland||4|
Ireland vs Scotland Match Prediction
Despite facing a defeat against Oman, Ireland are likely to bounce back strongly and win against Scotland in the next game. But Scotland have also showed their potential in international cricket and cannot be taken lightly. It is expected to be a competitive and closely contested encounter between the two teams.