Sri Lanka vs Scotland ICC World Cup Qualifier 2023, Match Prediction

Scotland and Sri Lanka will square off in the 19th game of the ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifiers. On Tuesday, June 27, this Group B match will be held at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.  With three victories, Sri Lanka leads Group B after three games. On the other side, Scotland has a comparable record and is ranked second in Group B. Before this highly anticipated match, let’s examine the current form, key players,  performances, and match prediction of  Sri Lanka vs Scotland

Sri Lanka vs Scotland Match Details:

Date: 27/06/2023

Time: 12.30 PM IST

Venue: Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo

TV: Sony Sports Network


Sri Lanka Preview

Sri Lanka had to contend with Ireland choosing to field after winning the toss in their most recent match against Ireland. Sri Lanka got a solid start and formed a substantial partnership for the third wicket despite losing two wickets soon. Karunaratne, who struck his first-ever century, was the player who stood out with the bat. His superb performance enabled Sri Lanka to amass a staggering 325 runs. Ireland struggled to reach the goal, frequently losing wickets. However, none of the Irish batsmen were able to turn their promising starts into significant totals. Ireland was ultimately knocked out for 192 as a result, giving Sri Lanka a convincing victory by a margin of 133 runs.

In the qualifying stage, Sri Lanka has been the most impressive squad thus far. Dasun Shanaka’s team defeated UAE in their first game, scoring 355 runs thanks to half-centuries from Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama. With the bat, they restricted UAE to 180 runs thanks to a six-wicket haul by Wanindu Hasaranga.

Scotland Preview

Instead, by going undefeated in group play, Scotland has surpassed the hopes of their supporters. With three straight wins under their belts, they finished second in Group B with an equal number of points and a noteworthy net run rate of +1.267. Scotland had to contend with Oman choosing to field after winning the toss in their previous match. Scotland suffered an early setback when their first wicket was lost without any runs being scored. However, because to outstanding partnerships for the second and third wickets, they pulled off a spectacular recovery. A crucial contribution was provided by Brandon McMullen, who scored an astounding 136 runs off 121 balls.

Scotland set Oman a challenging target of 321 runs. Although Oman displayed resilience towards the end, it was not enough as Scotland emerged victorious with a 76-run margin.

Toss & Pitch Report

The Queens Sports Club’s ground in Bulawayo will make the match between ball and bat fair. The quick bowlers will initially have some swing available to them, while the spinners will start to factor in during the middle overs.With the average first-innings score being between 280 and 300, the pitch is anticipated to stay favorable for batting for the entire game.


The weather will be clean with slight cloud. But there is no chances of rain, We can expect a good match between the two sides.

Temperature 12°C Real Feel Shade™ 13°
Wind        NNE11km/h Cloud cover 0%
Wind Gusts 15km/h Humidity    21%
Visibility  16 km Cloud ceiling 9100m
Dew point  1°C Time   12.30 PM INST

Sri Lanka vs ScotlandHead-to-Head  statistics :

Overall Played: 3

Won by Sri Lanka :  3

Won by   Scotland:0

No Result: 0

Sri Lanka vs Scotland Recent forms

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Sri Lanka Predicted Playing XI:

Dimuth Karunaratne, Pathum Nissanka (wk), Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Dushmantha Chameera.

Scotland Predicted Playing XI:

Christopher McBride, Matthew Cross, Brandon McMullen, Richie Berrington (c), Tomas Mackintosh (wk), Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Chris Sole, Safyaan Sharif, Adrian Neill.

Sri Lanka vs Scotland Prediction:  Sri Lanka to win

Sri Lanka to win Scotland in a competitive match

After winning their first three games, both teams have advanced to the Super Six stage of the competition. However, because to their superior head-to-head record versus Scotland, Sri Lanka will enter the game as small favorites. Srilanka have better experienced and talented side as an individual performers too have a great potential to change the direction of match in heir favours. We Predict Sri Lanka to win in a competitive match.

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  1. The match was filled with thrilling moments and nail-biting finishes keeping the fans on the edge of their seats….

  2. Sri Lanka is expected to have the upper hand cricket is an unpredictable game and Scotland has the potential to surprise everyone with a strong performance. …..

  3. Scotland has shown great determination and passion for the game, steadily climbing the ranks in the cricketing world.