Match 19 of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023 will be played between Sri Lanka and Scotland at the Queens Sports Club. Currently, Sri Lanka holds the top position in Group B, having won three games. Meanwhile, Scotland occupies the second position in the same group.
In their recent match against Ireland, Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field. Despite a poor start, they managed to recover on the back of a century from Dimuth Karunaratne. The century took Sri Lanka to a commanding total of 325 runs. In the chase, Ireland struggled to maintain momentum and lost wickets at regular intervals. As a result, they were eventually bowled out for 192 only. Sri Lanka won by a big margin of 133 runs.
In their recent match against Oman, Scotland lost early wickets but made a remarkable comeback, thanks to Brandon McMullen who smashed a magnificent 136 runs off 121 deliveries. Scotland set a challenging target of 321 runs for Oman to chase, who put in good efforts, before falling short of the target by 76 runs.
It is worth noting that both Sri Lanka and Scotland have secured their spots in the Super Six round by winning all three of their previous matches
Sri Lanka vs Scotland Injury Update
Both teams do not have any injury concerns, and are unlikely to make any changes in the playing XI, given how they performed so far in the tournament.
Sri Lanka vs Scotland Predicted XI
Sri Lanka Predicted XI
Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha / Matheesha Pathirana
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
Sri Lanka vs Scotland Match Details
Match: Sri Lanka vs Scotland
Date & Time: June 27, 12.30 PM IST
Venue: Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Sri Lanka vs Scotland Fantasy Team
Wicket-keepers: Matthew Cross. Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama
Batters: Richie Berrington, Dimuth Karunaratne, Pathum Nissanka
All-rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Brandon McMullen, Michael Leask
Bowlers: Mark Watt, Kasun Rajitha
Captain: Wanindu Hasaranga
Vice-captain: Brandon McMullen
Sri Lanka vs Scotland: Bulawayo Weather and Pitch Report
The pitch at the Queens Sports Club is known to be more advantageous for batsmen compared to bowlers. Teams often prefer to chase the total at this venue, given that the average first innings score stands at around 238.
The weather in Bulawayo will be pleasant. The temperature is likely to be over 23 degrees Celsius.
Sri Lanka vs Scotland, ODI World Cup Qualifiers Match 19 Broadcasting
The World Cup Qualifier match between Sri Lanka and Scotland will be live on Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
Sri Lanka vs Scotland Live Streaming
Disney + Hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the Sri Lanka vs Scotland match. The toss will take place at 12.00 PM IST.
Sri Lanka vs Scotland ODI matches Head to Head
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Sri Lanka vs Scotland Match Prediction
Both teams enter the match with confidence, having been unbeaten in the competition so far, setting the stage for an exciting encounter. However, historically Sri Lanka have always dominated Scotland, so we predict Sri Lanka to win this match.