Zimbabwe vs Scotland Super Sixes Match 6, ZIM vs SCO, ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023, Pitch Report, Match Preview, Probable XI and Fantasy Predictions

zimbabwe vs scotland super sixes match 6 preview

ZIM vs SCO Match Details

zimbabwe vs scotland match details

The Super Sixes round has seen some huge upsets and cheers so far. Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe and sealed their spot in the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 in India. Therefore, the host would want to win this match to ensure their place too. On the other hand, Scotland thrashed West Indies and knocked them out of the World Cup 2023 and is now a strong contender to qualify for the World Cup. Zimbabwe is coming into this contest with a loss while Scotland is riding high on confidence with a win. 

Pitch Report

The pitch looks like a batting paradise but there would be some help for the bowlers early on in the innings. Teams that batted first won more matches but most of the matches were played by Sri Lanka. Expect some runs on the board and chasing may seem slightly difficult.

ZIM vs SCO Super Sixes Match 6 Preview

zimbabwe vs scotland super sixes match 6 preview

Team Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has played two matches in the Super Sixes round in which they won and lost apiece. The 1st match was against Oman and the host defeated Oman by just 14 runs. It was a close game and the hosts were not up to the mark. They were completely outclassed in the 2nd match by the unbeaten Sri Lanka which qualified for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in India. Their top order is in good form which includes the skipper Craig Ervine and Sean Williams. The middle order is bolstered by the dynamic all-rounder Sikandar Raza.

The bowling was quite ordinary in the last game. However, Richard Ngarava is the strike bowler who picks up wickets in the early stages of the match. Sean Williams continued to impress everyone and he scored a fine fifty also and is the leading run-scorer of the tournament so far. Sikandar Raza has also climbed to the 3rd spot of the highest run-getter list and had a good outing with the ball too. The only concern is their average performance in the Super Sixes round and they need to step up if they want to qualify for the World Cup 2023.

Team Scotland

Scotland also played two matches on this ground. They won a thriller against Ireland by just 1 wicket on the back of Michael Leask’s magnificent innings. They lost the 2nd one against Sri Lankans by 82 runs. But as they entered the Super Sixes round, they crushed West Indies in the first match and knocked them out of the World Cup 2023 qualifiers. Therefore, they are super-charged and really confident to move on from here. A win would seal their spot too like Sri Lanka.

The Scots opted to bowl first and they were right on the money as they bundled out West Indies on mere 181 runs. The young sensation Brandon McMullen scalped 3 wickets and dismantled the top order. Chris Sole, Mark Watt and Chris Greaves also bowled well to pick up 2 wickets apiece. Their bowling has been exceptionally well in this tournament. In reply, they mastered the chase quite nicely. The wicketkeeper batter Matt Cross and the rising star Brandon McMullen scored fine fifties and ensured their victory. 

The skipper Richie Berrington and Brandon McMullen are the top run-scorer for the team. Chris Greaves is the 4th highest wicket-taker so far while Brandon McMullen is the 6th highest wicket-taker. Mark Watt and Chris Sole have also bowled beautifully to make an impact on the opposition. 

ZIM vs SCO Head-to-Head Records

zimbabwe vs scotland head-to-head records

Both teams have played each other on 3 occasions only. Zimbabwe and Scotland won one match each while the 3rd one was a tie. Therefore, it is 50-50 competition between both teams.

Matches PlayedZIM wonSCO wonTieNo Result

ZIM vs SCO Key Players To Watch

zimbabwe vs scotland key players to watch

We will take the stats of the ongoing ICC Qualifiers 2023 tournament to understand the player’s current form.

Team Zimbabwe

PlayerMatchesRunsBat. Avg.Bat. SRWicketsBowl. Avg.
S Williams6588117.6141.6
S Raza629172.7121.7926
C Ervine525764.289.5
J Gumbie619031.668.8
R Ngarava61317.5

Team Scotland

PlayerMatchesRunsBat. Avg.Bat. SRWicketsBowl. Avg.
R Berrington52205588.3
M Leask514849.3118.4
B McMullen522444.884.21013
M Watt513043.3117.1824.8
C Greaves51214.8
C Sole5825.3

ZIM vs SCO Squads

zimbabwe vs scotland squads

Team Zimbabwe

Joylord Gumbie (wk), Craig Ervine(c), Wessly Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Ryan Burl, Clive Madande, Wellington Masakadza, Innocent Kaia, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani, Luke Jongwe, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Brad Evans

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

ZIM vs SCO Probable Playing XI

zimbabwe vs scotland probable playing

Team Zimbabwe

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

Team Scotland

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

ZIM vs SCO Super Six Match 6 Fantasy Predictions

zimbabwe vs scotland super six match 6 fantasy predictions

Team Zimbabwe

  • S Williams is the leading run-scorer of this tournament. In the last match against Sri Lanka, he scored 56 runs and he will continue to hit some runs.
  • S Raza has been sensational this year. He has scored some valuable runs and took important wickets in the middle phases of the game. He is the 3rd highest run-scorer in this tournament.
  • R Ngarava is the leading wicket-taker of his team and he could be the star again with his swing bowling at the initial stages of the game.
  • The skipper Craig Ervine has performed well in this tournament and he would want to finish the tournament with a bang for his team.

Team Scotland

  • Captain R Berrington is leading from the front as the highest run-getter of his team. He would want to take his team to the qualifiers with his batting performances.
  • Brandon McMullen is a must-pick all-rounder and the best choice for captain also in the fantasy team. He has batted well and bowled brilliantly so far.’
  • M Leask is a dangerous all-rounder in the lower order. He can pack some punches to finish the innings.
  • C Greaves has bowled some wonderful spells and he has taken wickets in bulk so he could be another good all-rounder option.
  • M Watt is another handy batter and a good left-arm spinner who has the knack of putting pressure and keeping the player away from the stroke play. 

ZIM vs SCO Dream 11 Fantasy Team

zimbabwe vs scotland dream 11 fantasy team

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

  • Wicketkeepers: Joylord Gumbie, Matthew Cross
  • Batters:  Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Richie Berrington
  • All-Rounders: Sikandar Raza, Brandon McMullen, Chris Greaves
  • Bowlers: Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, Mark Watt
  • Captain: Sikandar Raza / Brandon McMullen
  • Vice-captain: Sean Williams / Richie Berrington

Betting Tips- Who Will Win?

zimbabwe vs scotland betting tips

This is a tough pick because both teams are equally strong. It would be Zimbabwe’s batting vs Scotland’s bowling in other terms. Therefore, based on local crowd support and more favourable conditions for the home side, Zimbabwe might win the contest. Cricket sportsbooks will also likely reflect this prediction, but it’s also a good idea to check the underdog odds to see if there’s a clear favourite or if the underdog odds are profitable enough to take a chance on.


Both teams are coming into this contest after a loss and it would be very interesting to see how they turn up. Can Zimbabwe get the better of the Scots or will Scotland beat Zimbabwe to bolster their chances of qualification? Let’s wait for the results to come.

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