Match 12 of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023 will be played between Scotland and UAE at the Bulawayo Athletic Club Sports Grounds.
Scotland, led by Richie Berrington, will carry a wave of confidence into the upcoming match following their thrilling one-wicket victory over Ireland in the tournament’s opening clash. Bowling first, Brandon McMullen made a big impact by taking five crucial wickets. This helped restrict the Irish team to a total of 286 for 8. In the chase, Michael Leask showcased an exceptional innings, smashing 91 runs off just 61 deliveries at a strike rate of 149.18. His explosive batting helped Scotland register a hard-fought victory, with the match going down to the last ball. With that win, they are in the third position in the Group B standings with two points.
UAE, on the other hand, will be eliminated from the tournament if they lose their next match. They will be determined to bounce back from two back-to-back defeats. UAE suffered a 175-run loss against Sri Lanka in their opening match, before succumbing to a five-wicket defeat against Oman. Currently positioned at the bottom of the Group B standings with two defeats in two matches, UAE are on the brink of elimination.
Scotland vs UAE Injury Update
Both teams do not have any injury concerns.
Scotland vs UAE Predicted XI
Scotland Predicted XI
Christopher McBride, Matthew Cross (wicketkeeper), Brandon McMullen, George Munsey, Richie Berrington (captain), Tomas Mackintosh, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole
UAE Predicted XI
Muhammad Waseem (c), Ali Naseer, Vriitya Aravind (wk), Basil Hammed, Rohan Mustafa, Asif Khan, Aayan Afzal Khan, Karthik Meiyappan, Zahoor Khan, Muhammad Jawadullah, and Rameez Shahzad.
Scotland vs UAE Match Details
Match: Scotland vs UAE
Date & Time: June 23, 12.30 PM IST
Venue: Bulawayo Athletic Club Sports Grounds, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Scotland vs UAE Fantasy Team
Wicketkeeper: Matthew Cross, Vriitya Aravind
Batters: George Munsey, Christopher McBride, Muhammad Waseem
All-rounders: Michael Leask, Rohan Mustafa, Ali Naseer, Aayan Afzal Khan, Brandon McMullen
Bowlers: Mark Watt
Captain: Brandon McMullen
Vice-captain: Rohan Mustafa
Scotland vs UAE: Bulawayo Weather and Pitch Report
The pitch at Bulawayo Athletic Club is likely to provide a favorable batting surface for the game, while also offering assistance for the seamers in the initial few overs. The spinners will be effective in the latter stages of the game.
The weather in Bulawayo will be cloudy, but rain has not been forecast. The temperature is likely to be over 25 degrees Celsius.
Scotland vs UAE, ODI World Cup Qualifiers Match 12 Broadcasting
The World Cup Qualifier match between Scotland and UAE will be live on Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
Scotland vs UAE Live Streaming
Disney + Hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the Scotland vs UAE match. The toss will take place at 12.00 PM IST.
Scotland vs UAE ODI matches Head to Head
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Scotland vs UAE Match Prediction
Based on Scotland’s recent victory over Ireland and UAE’s consecutive losses in the tournament, Scotland enter the game as strong favourites. Historically too, Scotland have had an upper hand over UAE, leading the head-to-head total 8-4. They will now look to get closer to a place in the Super Six stage by making the most of UAE’s poor form.