Zimbabwe and Scotland will lock horns in the 6th match of the Super Sixes round of the ICC World Cup Qualifier 2023 at the Queen’s Sports Club in Bulawayo on July 4. Zimbabwe are in the second spot in the points table, with three wins in four matches. Scotland, meanwhile, have won all their four matches and are at the top of the table.
Zimbabwe came into this game after facing Sri Lanka in their previous game. Batting first, Zimbabwe had a bad start as they lost three wickets at the score of just 30 runs, before eventually managing only 165 runs on the board. Sri Lanka, with the help of a 103 run opening stand, chased down the total with 17 overs to spare. Pathum Nissanka scored an unbeaten century.
Scotland, on the other hand, had squared off against West Indies in their last match, where Scotland won the toss and elected to bowl. Batting first, the West Indies lost four wickets just at the score of 30, before being bowled out for 181 runs. Scotland surprised everyone by chasing down the score with more than six overs to spare. Brandon McMullen was awarded Player of the Match for his all-round performance.
Ahead of the next game against Zimbabwe and Scotland, here’s everything you need to know.
Zimbabwe vs Scotland Injury Update
Both teams do not have any injury concerns.
Zimbabwe vs Scotland Predicted XI
Zimbabwe Predicted XI
Joylord Gumbie, Craig Ervine (c), Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Clive Madande (wk), Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani.
Scotland Predicted XI
Matthew Cross (wicketkeeper), Christopher McBride, Brandon McMullen, George Munsey, Richie Berrington (captain), Tomas Mackintosh, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole
Zimbabwe vs Scotland Match Details
Match: Zimbabwe vs Scotland
Date & Time: July 4, 12.30 PM IST
Venue: Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe vs Scotland Fantasy Team
Wicket-keepers: Matthew Cross, Joylord Gumbie
Batters: Richie Berrington, Craig Ervine
All-rounders: Sean Williams, Brandon McMullen, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Sikandar Raza
Bowlers: Mark Watt, Richard Ngarava
Captain Sean Williams
Vice-captain Brandon McMullen
Zimbabwe vs Scotland: Bulawayo Weather and Pitch Report
The pitch at the Queens Sports Club will be favourable for the spinners, and a high-scoring game is unlikely on the cards. Five matches have been won batting first in this tournament so far, while the chasing team has won four matches.
The weather in Bulawayo will be pleasant. The temperature is likely to be around 28 degrees Celsius.
Zimbabwe vs Scotland, ODI World Cup Qualifiers Match 26 Broadcasting
The World Cup Qualifier match between Zimbabwe and Scotland will be live on Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
Zimbabwe vs Scotland Live Streaming
Disney + Hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the Zimbabwe vs Scotland match. The toss will take place at 12.00 PM Indian Standard Time.
Zimbabwe vs Scotland ODI matches Head to Head
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Zimbabwe vs Scotland Match Prediction
Zimbabwe are the firm favourites to win this game. Apart from the last defeat against Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe have been the team to beat. But Scotland will also be high on confidence after their win over West Indies in the previous game. The result of the game can go either way but overall, Zimbabwe appear to be a stronger side.