As they face Scotland in the sixth Super Six match in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023, Zimbabwe will try to mount a great recovery.  The victor of this match would compete against Sri Lanka. Zimbabwe played well before its most recent match against Sri Lanka, when it suffered its first loss. Scotland easily trounced West Indies in the previous match, and they will be encouraged by that performance.  Before this highly anticipated match, let’s examine the current form, key players,  performances, and match prediction of  ZIMBABWE VS SCOTLAND


Date: 04/07/2023

Time: 12.30 PM IST

Venue:   Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

TV: Sony Sports Network

Live Streaming: Sonyliv


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Zimbabwe, captained by the outstanding Craig Ervine, lost to Sri Lanka by 9 wickets while scoring only 165 runs, which was their tournament debut defeat. Zimbabwe needs to win this game in order to advance to the final and get a World Cup ticket. Ervine intends to put on a strong showing in light of their opponents’ recent victory. Craig Ervine and Joylord Gumbie, the opening combination, are anticipated to bat first and will mainly rely on Wesley Madhevere. The middle order will be handled by Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza; Williams is the series’ top fantasy point scorer. Ervine, the team’s captain and a powerful batsman, commands attention. The spin bowling responsibilities fall to Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza, who have proven crucial to their team’s success, while Joylord Gumbie handles wicket-keeping.

The pace attack will be led by Blessing Muzarabani and Richard Ngarava. Ervine and Gumbie are motivated by their early successes to pursue further success, while Williams maintains the middle order and forms alliances with Madhevere and Raza. Finishers Luke Jongwe and Ryan Burl are anticipated to help. In order to destroy Scotland’s batting order, Ngarava and Muzarabani target early wickets, with Raza offering experience and tight lines alongside Brand Evans. Williams, Madhevere, and Wellington Masakadza offer significant assistance. With a victory in hand, Zimbabwe knows they will be guaranteed a spot in the World Cup. With talented batsmen, responsible bowlers, and seasoned players, Zimbabwe is ready to put on a spectacular display and take advantage of the current opportunity.


Richie Berrington, Scotland’s captain, is incredibly proud of his team’s stunning 7-wicket victory over the West Indies, which disqualified the former champions from the 2023 World Cup. They will have a harder time against an improved Zimbabwe, though. Berrington underlines the need of keeping their energy and professionalism. Matthew Cross is working to forge a solid relationship with Christopher McBride, and Brandon McMullen, along with George Munsey and Berrington, anchors the middle order. Contributors to Scotland’s batting depth include Tomas Mackintosh, Michael Leask, and Chris Greaves.

The bowlers, led by McMullen and Chris Sole, want to get the better of Zimbabwe’s potent batting order by striking first. In the middle overs, Mark Watt and Safyaan Sharif are in charge of scoring, with Leask, Greaves, and McBride lending assistance. Matthew Cross and Chris McBride start, with McMullen down one. Berrington is the team’s captain and bats third. Greaves and Watt take care of the spin bowling, and Tomas Mackintosh maintains the wickets. Scotland hopes to extend its winning streak, qualify for the World Cup, and leave a lasting impression thanks to their effective batting, careful bowling, and Berrington’s leadership.

Toss & Pitch Report

The Bulawayo Queens Sports Club is a batsman’s haven. Once they have seen off the fresh ball, they are free to play anyway they like. Early in the morning, the track helps the fast bowlers. On this surface, spinners have had success because they can turn the ball swiftly and have it occasionally stop on the batters.The toss has been important in this competition. Early in the game, the batting circumstances were difficult, but as the game went on, they became easier. This will be on the minds of both captains during the toss, and the team that wins will choose to bowl first..


Over Bulawayo, the sky will be clear.

Temperature 12°C Real Feel Shade™ 11°
Wind       E 11km/h Cloud cover 5%
Wind Gusts 28km/h Humidity    71%
Visibility  16 km Cloud ceiling 9100m
Dew point  6°C Time   12.30 PM INST

ZIMBABWE VS SCOTLAND Head-to-Head  statistics :

Overall Played: 2

Won by ZIMBABWE: 1

Won by  SCOTLAND: 1

No Result: 0



ZIMBABWE Predicted Playing XI:

Craig Ervine (c), Joylord Gumbie (wk), Sean Williams, Wessly Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Brad Evans, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani

SCOTLAND Predicted Playing XI:

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


Scotland is confident coming in to this match after a significant victory. While their batting have been inconsistent, which troubles the club, their bowlers performed admirably in the most recent game. To beat the hosts, they must score runs. The batters for Zimbabwe have performed well in the competition and are in great shape. They will begin this game as favorites when playing at home.

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