Scotland vs West Indies, Super Sixes, Match 3 Prediction

On July 1, at the Harare Sports Club in Harare, Zimbabwe, Scotland and West Indies will square off in the third game of the Super Sixes round of the ICC World Cup Qualifier 2023. Scotland finished the league stage in second place in Group B after winning three of their four games. West Indies, on the other hand, finished in third place in Group A with two wins and two losses from their four games.

Scotland vs West Indies: Match Details:

Match: Scotland (SCO) vs West Indies (WI), ICC CWC Qualifier 2023, Match 23

Match Date: July 01, 2023

Time: 9:00 A.M. (Local Time) 12:30 P.M. IST

Venue: Harare Sports Club in Harare

Live Streaming: Sonyliv

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Scotland faced Sri Lanka in their recent cricket match. Scotland won the toss and chose to field. Sri Lanka started well but started losing wickets at regular intervals. However, strong partnerships for the fourth and fifth wickets, featuring half-centuries by Nissanka and Asalanka, brought them back on track. They managed to put up a respectable total of 245 runs. In response, Scotland started similarly to their opponents but lacked significant partnerships during the middle overs. Despite a few players getting good starts, they couldn’t convert them into bigger scores and were eventually bowled out for 163. As a result, Sri Lanka won the match by 82 runs.

In the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 Group B points table, Scotland currently holds the 2nd position with 3 wins and 1 loss from their 4 group stage matches. They have accumulated 6 points. Richie Berrington leads the run-scoring chart for Scotland with 207 runs at a strike rate of 88, including 3 sixes and 18 fours. Brandon McMullen has also contributed with 155 runs at a strike rate of 96. Chris Greaves has been their standout bowler, taking 10 wickets at an average of 14 and an economy rate of 5.58.

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Meanwhile, in Group A, West Indies occupies the 3rd spot with 2 wins and 2 losses from their 4 group stage matches, totaling 4 points. Nicholas Pooran leads their run-scoring department with 296 runs at a strike rate of 132, hitting 15 sixes and 24 fours. Shai Hope has also contributed with 264 runs at a strike rate of 98. Alzarri Joseph has been their best bowler, claiming 8 wickets with an average of 28 and an economy rate of 5.70.

In their previous match, West Indies faced the Netherlands. The Netherlands won the toss and elected to field. The match showcased an exciting brand of cricket. West Indies capitalized on batting first and posted a massive total of 374 runs. The Netherlands responded strongly, with their middle-order making crucial contributions. However, fate intervened as the match ended in a tie on the very last ball of the innings. The game proceeded to a super over, where Logan van Beek hammered Jason Holder for 30 runs. As anticipated, West Indies failed to chase down the target, resulting in a thrilling victory for the Netherlands.

Scotland vs West Indies Pitch Report

In three of the last four games played at the Harare Sports Club, high-scoring matches have taken place. Zimbabwe even exceeded the 400-run threshold, demonstrating the ideal batting conditions at this location. A favorable surface with decent bounce is what batsmen may anticipate, enabling them to play their shots freely. However, some seam and swing movements afforded by the pitch can also be advantageous to bowlers, particularly pacers. When playing here, teams would opt to chase the total due to the average first innings score of 281.

Weather Report: Scotland vs West Indies

On Saturday, Harare is expected to reach a high temperature of 24 °C and have a humidity level of 34%. There is no impression of rain, and the wind speed is expected to be around 16 km/h. It will be a nice day for a game all in all.

Head-to-head: Scotland vs West Indies

Overal Played:3

West Indies:3

Scotland:0

Scotland vs West Indies: Probable XIs:

Scotland: Christopher McBride, Matthew Cross (wicket-keeper), Brandon McMullen, Richie Berrington (captain), Tomas Mackintosh, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Chris Sole, Jack Jarvis, Alasdair Evans

West Indies: Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Shamarh Brooks, Shai Hope (captain & wicket-keeper), Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Keemo Paul, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph

Scotland vs West Indies Prediction: WI to win

In light of these elements, West Indies has the capacity to surpass Scotland and win their match. It’s vital to remember that cricket is an unpredictable sport and that any team can win on any given day.Additionally, West Indies have an advantage over Scotland due to their extensive international cricket expertise and exposure to top teams. They have taken part in countless high-stress games and competitions, which improves their ability to manage stressful situations. There is  very high chance of WI to win.

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