After their disappointing losses against respective opponents, Scotland and Zimbabwe will go head-to-head for today's T20 world cup match. This encounter is scheduled to be the 12th match of the tournament, wherein both teams will fight hard to keep their campaign alive.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 21st October 2022, 1:30 PM IST
- Venue: Blundstone Arena, Bellerive, Australia
- Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Scotland vs Zimbabwe- Previews and Betting Tips
This will be a crucial match-up for both the teams trying to keep their Super 12 hopes alive. Scotland started with a staggering win in this tournament but couldn’t hold on to their gathered momentum. Facing Ireland, Scotland faced a disappointing 6-wicket defeat.
Deciding to bat first proved to be a courageous decision by the Scottish. Michael Jones came to the pitch and smashed a staggering 86 off just 55 balls to get Scotland to 176/5. Richie Berrington & Matthew Cross contributed with 37 and 28, respectively. While defending, the Scottish bowlers kneeled to the heroics of Curtis Campher. He got Ireland over the line with one over to spare.
On the other hand, Zimbabwe gave away what could’ve been a memorable victory against the West Indies. Being put to bowl first, Zimbabwe did impeccably. They restricted the Windies to 153, courtesy of Sikandar Raza’s 3/19 & Blessing Muzarabani’s 2/38.
While chasing, they started brilliantly, scoring 18 runs off the first over. However, they couldn’t hold on to the momentum and started losing wickets at regular intervals. Ultimately, they succumbed to the likes of Alzarri Joseph and Jason Holder, who took 7 wickets combined. The pace bowling duo restricted Zimbabwe to a mere 122.
Despite being a high-scoring venue, we witnessed a low-scoring thriller. Hence, it is really important to do your research. The weather and pitch conditions are highly influential, and so are some of the smallest details, such as the toss winner. If you want to place a high-rewarding bet, try to place bets during live coverage, as it offers you the best odds. Always go with your instincts and your research data. In today's T20 world cup match, we predict Zimbabwe to be the winner.
Scotland is in a spot of bother as they have lost four of their recent five matches. However, their batting line-up has been exceptional and will certainly work out in their favor if nothing else. They have done a good job with bowling but leaked way too many runs. Regardless, some of the top players of the Scottish side are worth looking out for. Michael Jones, with his staggering 86 will be the one target for Zimbabwe bowlers as he seems to be in good touch. Other batters like George Munsey & Richie Berrington have always risen. In the past 10 games, the duo has scored 222 and 182 runs, respectively.
As for the bowlers, Mark Watt & Safyaan Sharif have done tremendously well, clinching 10 wickets each with a healthy bowling economy. They will come in very handy against Zimbabwe.
Squad: George Munsey, Michael Jones, Matthew Cross(wk), Richie Berrington(C), Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Brad Wheal
Zimbabwe is a well-balanced side compared to Scotland. Sikandar Raza has been in extraordinary form. He picked up 11 wickets and amassed 451 runs in the past 10 games. He will be the key to Zimbabwe’s success.
Apart from him, Sean Williams has done well with the bat scoring 253 runs in 10 matches. Blessing Muzarabani has taken the onus for the bowling department and has done pretty well. He has bagged 10 scalps in just 6 games. These will be the players to watch out for.
Squad: Regis Chakabva(wk), Craig Ervine(C), Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani
Also, Read >> T20 World Cup Winners List
Pitch and weather Conditions
The venue will face approximately 68% humidity, with temperatures fluctuating around the 22 degrees mark. There are scattered showers predicted during the end of the gameplay. It will be a hot and humid day despite the rain prediction.
The pitch is a batting paradise as batters get value for their shots. It does have something in it for pacers but batters get the better advantage off of this surface. The batters have gotten a lot of runs on the board as the ball comes easy onto the bat.
Scotland vs Zimbabwe: Betting Tips
|Betting Tips||Betting Odds||Operator Links|
|Toss Prediction||Zimbabwe to win||1.90||Bet on Parimatch|
|Man of the Match||Craig Ervine||4.00||Try Dafabet today|
|Match Winner||Zimbabwe||1.67||Check Odds on Crickex|