It is going to be IRE vs SCO for the 6th game of the group stage of the ICC ODI World Cup Qualifier 2023.
Both these teams had some pretty average outings in the warm-up games as Ireland managed to win only one while losing two games.
On the other hand, Scotland lost both their warm-up games and will look to improve their game.
Moreover, both these teams will also look to qualify for the mega event in October in India and will prepare well.
On paper, Ireland is a bit stronger compared to Scotland as they have had more cricket outings than them.
Therefore, their chances of winning this game look higher as compared to Scotland.
However, Scotland will also try to win this game so that they get a better start in the group stage.
Thus, we will get some good cricketing action between these two teams tomorrow at Bulawayo.
Match: Ireland vs Scotland, Match 6
Venue: Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
Date: 21st June 2023
Time: 12:30 PM IST
The wicket at Queens Sports Club is a batter-friendly wicket where Sri Lanka had amassed 355 runs batting first against the UAE and then went on to win the game by 175 runs. Therefore, the wicket will remain pretty much the same for this game as well and a high-scoring clash is on the cards. Moreover, the skipper winning the toss should bowl first here.
Full Squads for IRE vs SCO, Match 12
Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Paul Stirling, Andy McBrine, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker (wk), PJ Moor (wk), Barry McCarthy, Benjamin White, Craig Young, Graham Hume, Joshua Little, Mark Adair
Christopher McBride, George Munsey, Brandon McMullen, Chris Greaves, Jack Jarvis, Michael Leask, Richie Berrington (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Tomas Mackintosh (wk), Adrian Neill, Alasdair Evans, Chris Sole, Hamza Tahir, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif
Probable Playing XI for IRE vs SCO, Match 12
Andy McBrine, Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Graham Hume, Joshua Little, Benjamin White/Curtis Campher
George Munsey, Christopher McBride/Tomas Mackintosh, Brandon McMullen, Richie Berrington (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Chris Greaves, Michael Leask, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole, Hamza Tahir
Match Prediction for IRE vs SCO, Match 12
From the team combinations and previous results, we can say that Ireland will win this game.
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