ICC CWC Qualifiers 2023: Scotland vs United Arab Emirates, SCO vs UAE match 12 Predictions
Scotland will lock horns against the UAE in Group B in the 12th Match of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023 at Bulawayo Athletic Club in Bulawayo on June 23. Scotland won a thriller against Ireland in its opening match and they would be high on confidence at the moment. On the other hand, UAE has lost back-to-back games and is on the verge of elimination. They need to step up and give their best performance to live up to the expectations. They are currently languishing at the bottom of Group B.
The pitch looks like a good one to bat on. The teams chasing the total have won the games here. Fast bowlers can take assistance from the pitch at the initial stages of the match but later on, the spinners come into play and take control of the match. In the first innings, batters need to be careful about the stroke play.
Scotland has begun their ICC qualifier tournament on a high note. They gained a valuable two points by beating Ireland in the first game. Ireland were the favourites to win the match but Scotland turned things around and put up a great fight till the end to win the nail-biting contest. Michael Leask played an inning of 91 runs and took his team over the line. They opted to bowl first and it was Brandon McMullen who dismantled the Irish batting lineup by picking up 5 wickets. He dismissed the first four out of five batters. Christopher McBride, Mark Watt and Chris Sole also took one wicket each.
Talking about the team, the batting looks solid at the moment with the likes of wicketkeeper Matthew Cross, captain Richie Berrington, George Munsey and Brandon McMullen at the top. Michael Leask and Chris Greaves are the backbones of the middle order. In bowling, pacers Safyaan Sharif and Chris Sole could open the attack while Mark Watt, the left-arm spinner will lead the spin attack along with decent support from Leask and Greaves.
United Arab Emirates
UAE started the tournament with two back-to-back losses. Initially, they lost against Sri Lanka by a huge margin of 175 runs. It was a disappointing performance. Vriitya Aravind and captain Muhammad Waseem were the picks of the batters who chipped in 39 runs each. Ali Naseer, the star all-rounder picked up two wickets and scored 34 runs to give some support to batting. Aayan Afzal Khan, Rohan Mustafa and Basil Hameed were also among the wicket-takers.
In the next match against Oman, only Aayan Khan and Aravind played fighting knocks but in vain. The latter made a fine half-century but it wasn’t enough. Mustafa and Junaid Siddique were the best bowlers. The form of Zahoor Khan is a deep concern as he is supposed to need to bowl well in this match and strike his form.
They have the likes of captain Muhammad Waseem, Mustafa, Aravind and Hameed at the top order. Ali Naseer and Rameez Shahzad are taking care of the middle order. Karthik Meiyappan, Zahoor Khan and Muhammad Jawadullah are handling the bowling department. UAE is at the bottom of the table and is desperate to win this game otherwise they are out of the competition.
These two teams do not play often but they have managed to play 12 matches between them. Scotland won 8 games while UAE won 4 games. In the last two matches, Scotland got the better of the opposition.
|Matches||SCO won||UAE won||Tie||No Result|
We are taking statistics of the current tournament.
|Player||Matches||Runs||Strike Rate||Wicket||Bowl. Economy|
United Arab Emirates
|Player||Matches||Runs||Bat. Avg.||Strike Rate||Wickets||Bowl. Economy|
|A Afzal Khan||2||63||63||91.3||2||5.5|
Matthew Cross(wk), Brandon McMullen, George Munsey, Richie Berrington(c), Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Tomas Mackintosh, Jack Jarvis, Christopher McBride, Alasdair Evans, Mark Watt, Hamza Tahir, Adrian Neill, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole
United Arab Emirates
Muhammad Waseem (c), Aryansh Sharma, Vriitya Aravind (wk), Asif Khan, Rohan Mustafa, Basil Hameed, Ali Naseer, Aayan Afzal Khan, Sanchit Sharma, Karthik Meiyappan, Junaid Siddique, Zahoor Khan, Rameez Shahzad, Muhammad Jawadullah, Ethan DSouza
Scotland vs United Arab Emirates Match 12 Predictions
Predicted Playing 11
Christopher McBride, Matthew Cross, Brandon McMullen, George Munsay, Richie Berrington (c), Tomas Mackintosh (wk), Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Chris Sole, Safyaan Sharif
Muhammad Waseem(c), Rohan Mustafa, Vriitya Aravind(w), Basil Hameed, Asif Khan, Rameez Shahzad, Ali Naseer, Junaid Siddique, Aayan Afzal Khan, Karthik Meiyappan, Zahoor Khan
Based on the stats above, this could be the fantasy team.
Scotland would be pleased with their performance in the first game against Ireland. Can they continue their winning momentum or will the UAE upset Scotland? The teams will play their hearts out and therefore this could be another nail-biting contest between these two teams. Let’s wait to find the results and try monitoring the sportsbooks for the cricket odds.