The 12th match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 will see Zimbabwe (ZIM) take on Scotland (SCO) at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Friday, October 21. Ahead of the match, here’s everything you need to know about the SCO vs ZIM Dream11 prediction.
Zimbabwe and Scotland have had a similar campaign so far, starting with a big win, only to lose their second match. While Scotland has relied on their batters to come good, Zimbabwe’s bowling attack has been quite impressive so far. While the likes of Blessing Muzarabani and Richard Ngarava continue to impress, a lot will ride on the shoulders of Sikandar Raza and Sean Williams on the batting front. As for Scotland, Richie Berrington and Co. look like a well-oiled unit and will fancy their chances of progressing to the Super 12 stage. With this being a must-win game, a cracker of a contest beckons in Hobart.
Zimbabwe, on the other hand, defeated Ireland by 31 runs in their first game as they made 174 runs for the loss of seven wickets. It was a complete all-around performance by the Zimbabwe team. In their second game against West Indies, Zimbabwe failed to chase a target of 154 runs and was bundled out for 122 runs, thereby losing the game by 31 runs. Zimbabwe has won three out of four T20I matches against Scotland so far and the team that wins this game will qualify for the Super-12 stage.
Scotland vs Zimbabwe, 12th Match
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, 21 Oct 2022, Fri, 1:30 PM IST, Hobart
Scotland stunned the West Indies with 42 runs in their opening game of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. They were unable to maintain their winning streak, as they were defeated by Ireland by six wickets in their next match.
Batting first, Michael Jones hit 86 runs at the top of the order to lead Scotland to a massive 176-run victory. The Scottish bowlers were unable to support their hitters. The Scottish team will be looking to bounce back against Zimbabwe in their last group match.
Zimbabwe, on the other side, defeated Ireland by 31 runs in their first match of the competition. However, they were defeated by the West Indies by 31 runs in their following match.
Sikandar Raza of Zimbabwe took three wickets after being selected to bowl first, limiting the West Indies to 153/7 after their 20 overs. Their batsmen then had a poor showing, crumbling and being bundled out for 122.
Zimbabwe will need to bring their A-game if they are to beat the Scottish team and qualify for the Super 12s.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
HG Munsey, MA Jones, RD Berrington(C), CS MacLeod, MA Leask, CN Greaves, MH Cross, JH Davey, BTJ Wheal, SM Sharif, MRJ Watt
BENCH: B McMullen, CD Wallace, CB Sole, Hamza Tahir
M Shumba, RP Burl, W Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, SC Williams, T Munyonga, RW Chakabva(C), TL Chatara, LM Jongwe, B Muzarabani, R Ngarava
BENCH : CR Ervine, B Evans, Clive Madande, WP Masakadza, KT Kasuza, I Kaia, T Marumani, VM Nyauchi, Tanaka Chivanga
Batters are likely to find it easy to make a decent total in this game. Both Scotland and Zimbabwe have posted two of the highest totals in the tournament so far and will be hoping for a similar performance in this game. The team winning the toss might look to bat and post a significant total on the board.