Sri Lanka vs Scotland Dream 11 Prediction, Match 19, ICC CWC Qualifiers 2023, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI and Tips

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SL vs SCO Match 19 Details

Match 19 Details

The group stages are about to end and we will be heading towards the Super Sixes round on June 29. Sri Lanka is taking on Scotland in Match 19 of Group B in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023 at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on June 27. Both teams are in tremendous form already and this match is expected to be another thriller. Sri Lanka is at the top of the group while the Scots are respectfully sitting in 2nd position. Both teams haven’t lost a single game so far and played a good brand of cricket. 

Pitch Report

Pitch Report

The cricket pitch at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo is anticipated to give a balanced competition to both batters and bowlers. Initially, the fast bowlers will get some benefit of swing, while later on, the spin bowlers will have an opportunity to strike. The pitch is likely to favour batters throughout the match with an average score of 280-300 expected in the first innings.

Sri Lanka vs Scotland Match 19 Preview

SL vs SCO Match 19 Preview

Team Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka appears to be on track to secure a spot in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, as they have dominated every single opponent they’ve faced thus far. With three back-to-back victories, the team concluded at the top of Group B’s point table with six points and a net run rate of +3.649. Dasun Shanaka has emerged as a good captain. The batting unit at the top including Dimuth Karunaratne and Pathum Nissanka is a delight to watch. The wicketkeeper Kusal Mendis does what he does best which is to attack the bowlers. Charith Asalanka and Dhanajaya de Silva are holding the forts of the middle order and in the bowling, they are riding high on Wanindu Hasaranga. Lahiru Kumara and Kasun Rajitha.

In the last match against Ireland, Sri Lanka posted an enormous score of 325 runs in 50 overs, owing to a fantastic century from Dimuth Karunarate, who scored 103 runs with the assistance of eight fours. Sadeera Samarawickrama also played handy innings of 82 runs. In reply, Wanindu Hasaranga shone once again with the ball and picked up his third consecutive five-wicket haul. Maheesh Theekshana also took two wickets to support from the other end. They limited Ireland to only 192 runs and progressed to the super six in an impressive manner. The team has shown great balance with both their batting and bowling departments performing exceptionally well. With more matches to come in the tournament, Sri Lanka will be looking to maintain their form and secure their position in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.

Team Scotland

 On the contrary, Scotland has met the expectations of their supporters by remaining undefeated throughout the group stages, securing three wins and finishing in second place in Group B with the same number of points and a net run rate of +1.267. They have some match-winners like the all-rounder Brandon McMullen, captain Richie Berrington and Michael Leask in them. They won a thriller against Ireland and then two fantastic wins to defend their targets, first against the UAE and then against Oman.

In the previous match against Oman, when Scotland was asked to bat, Brandon McMullen scored an impressive 136 runs from only 121 deliveries, with a strike rate of 112.4, allowing the team to set a massive total of 320 runs. Captain Berrington also chipped in with his 60 runs. While defending their total of 321, Chris Greaves had an outstanding performance with five crucial wickets, restricting Oman to a mere score of 244 for nine wickets in 50 overs, resulting in a 76-run victory for Scotland.

SL vs SCO Head-to-Head Records

Head-to-Head Records

In three ODI encounters, both teams have come across each other and Sri Lanka has been all over Scotland by winning all three matches.

Matches PlayedSRI WinSCO WINDrawNo result

SL vs SCO Key Players To Watch

We are taking the stats of the current tournament 2023.

Key Players To Watch

Team Sri Lanka

PlayerMatchesRunsBat. Avg.Strike RateWicketsBowl. Economy
D Karunaratne3108103.8
S Samarawickrama315577.5
P Nissanka311480.8
W Hasaranga3164.5
L Kumara354.2

Team Scotland

PlayerMatchesRunsBat. Avg.Strike RateWicketsBowl. Economy
M Leask314371.5126.5
R Berrington319765.691.6
M Watt311658123.434.3
B McMullen3150100.674.9
C Greaves365.8

SL vs SCO Squads


Team Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis(wk), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama,  Dasun Shanaka(c), Maheesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Dushan Hemantha

Team Scotland

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

SL vs SCO Probable Playing XI

Probable Playing XI

Team Sri Lanka

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

Team Scotland

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

Sri Lanka vs Scotland Match 19 Fantasy Tips

SL vs SCO Match 19 Fantasy Tips

Team Sri Lanka

  • D Karunaratne is in sublime form and he comes into this match on the back of a magnificent century in the last match against Ireland.
  • P Nissanka is also performing well at the top. He plays some good cricket shots and could be a good option for the vice-captain.
  • S Samarawickrama got to bat in just 2 matches but he hit two fifties and he could be a good pick here too.
  • W Hasaranga is on fire with the ball and has scalped three consecutive five-wicket hauls in three matches. Do expect another show from him.
  • L Kumara is known for his pace and therefore at the initial stages, he can seam up the ball and take crucial wickets.

Team Scotland

  • B McMullen has been excellent for the Scots side. He has hit crucial runs for the team and is also the leading wicket-taker in the team. He could be a good captaincy option here.
  • Captain Berrington has been in fine touch with the bat. He has also scored a brilliant hundred in this competition and therefore he is a must-pick.
  • M Watt is a good left-arm spinner but he has contributed in batting too by scoring 116 runs so far. He also took 3 wickets and therefore is a must-pick option.
  • M Leask is another good all-rounder in the Scots team. His strike rate is outstanding above 125 and scoring some valuable runs at the lower order.

SL vs SCO Dream 11 Fantasy Team

Based on the stats above, this could be the fantasy playing 11.

Dream 11 Fantasy Team
  • Wicketkeepers: Matthew Cross
  • Batters: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Richie Berrington
  • All-Rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Brandon McMullen, Michael Leask
  • Bowlers: Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Mark Watt
  • Captain: Pathum Nissanka / Michael Leask
  • Vice-captain: Wanindu Hasaranga / Brandon McMullen

Betting Tips – Who will win?

Betting Tips- Who will win

Sri Lanka seems unstoppable at the moment but we have seen some upsets in this tournament. Sri Lanka should win this match because they have more match-winners and looks more balanced side. Check the different sportsbooks powering 10cric to see which side will be more profitable to bet on.


The Super Sixes round will begin in the next two days and both teams are riding high on confidence. Sri Lanka as expected, ticking all the right boxes while Scotland has produced some magical performances. Can the Scots beat the Lankans or Sri Lanka will win it easily? Only time will tell us about the results.

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