Super Six: Match 6, ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 | Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
In the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023, Zimbabwe will take on Scotland in the sixth match of the Super Sixes round at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. Zimbabwe currently has six points and needs to win against Scotland to secure their spot in the World Cup. They suffered a loss against Sri Lanka in their last game, scoring only 165, with Sean Williams top-scoring with 56. On the other hand, Scotland has four points and must beat Zimbabwe to keep their World Cup hopes alive. They are coming off a win against West Indies, where Brandon McMullen took three wickets to restrict them to 181. Matthew Cross (74*) and McMullen (69) then helped Scotland chase down the target with seven wickets in hand.
ZIM vs SCO When: Tue 04 July, 09:00 (local) | Tue 04 July, 15:00 (CST)
ZIM vs SCO Where: Super Six: Match 6, ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 | Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
ZIM vs SCO Pitch and Weather Report: The pitch at the Queens Sports Club, where Zimbabwe will play Scotland in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023, is a balanced track. Seamers tend to get ample assistance from the surface as the ball moves off the deck. Batsmen will need to be patient when batting here. The weather in Bulawayo on Tuesday is expected to be ideal for cricket, with temperatures ranging between eight and 23 degrees Celsius.
ZIM vs SCO Head To Head: Zimbabwe and Scotland have faced each other three times in ODI matches, with both teams winning one each and one match ending in a tie, which was played in 2018 without a super over. In their last meeting, which was also a tie, Safyaan Sharif was named Player of the Match for his five-wicket haul in 8.4 overs. However, Michael Leask was the top performer with four wickets and 28 runs to help tie the match. In a warm-up match during the same tournament, Zimbabwe won by six wickets.
ZIM vs SCO Teams Preview:
Zimbabwe Probable XI: Joylord Gumbie (wk), Craig Ervine (c), Sean Williams, Wessly Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Brad Evans, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani
Scotland Probable XI: Matthew Cross (wk), Christopher McBride, Brandon McMullen, George Munsey, Richie Berrington (c), Tomas Mackintosh, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole