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Scotland vs Zimbabwe, SCT vs ZIM, Today Match Prediction

Grange Cricket Club, Edinburgh, Scotland

141/6 in 20.0

7.05

134/9 in 20.0

6.70
SCORECARD

Toss Winner - Scotland won the toss and chose to bat first

Scotland beat Zimbabwe by 7 runs

Scotland, Zimbabwe lock horns in the T20I seires opener at Edinburgh

  • Zimbabwe lost their previous T20I series against Ireland.
  • George Munsey and Richie Barrington were consistent performers for Scotland in the T20 format.
  • Ryan Burl, Wesley Madhevere and Luke Jongwe have shown excellent form for Zimbabwe in the shortest format of the game.

Expect Scotland to register a comfortable win over Zimbabwe in the first T20I.

Tournament: Zimbabwe tour of Scotland, 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Grange Cricket Club, Edinburgh, Scotland | Toss: To Bat

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Host Scotland will be looking to kick-start their season on a decent note when they take on Zimbabwe in the opening game of the T20I series played at Grange Cricket Club in Edinburgh.

Captain Kyle Coetzer will be hoping that the side can put in a decent show with bat and ball. Experienced players like Safyaan Sharif, George Munsey and Calum MacLeod have been named in the T20 squad for the three-match series against Zimbabwe.

On the other hand, Zimbabwe have named their 18-member squad for the three-match T20I series. Captain Craig Ervine will be hoping that the side can select their best combination for this opening fixture.

Scotland Preview

The home side will be looking to field their strongest playing XI for this opening fixture. In the batting department, the onus will be on likes of Kyle Coetzer, George Munsey, Richie Berrington, Calum Macleod and Matthew Cross to deliver the bulk of the runs and help the side post a competitive total on the board.

Since September 2019, George Munsey has been standout performer for Scotland in the T20 format. With 428 runs in 12 innings at a strike rate of 159.10 with one century and two half-centuries to his name.

The team management will be hoping that Munsey can continue his good form in this T20I series against Zimbabwe.

Matthew Cross, Richie Barrington and Calum MacLeod will make the middle-order for Scotland for this opening encounter.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Mark Watt, Alasdair Evans, Josh Davey and Hamza Sharif to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

Scotland Predicted Playing XI:

Kyle Coetzer (captain), Calum MacLeod, Matthew Cross (wk), George Munsey, Richie Berrington, Michael Leask, Tom Sole/Hamza Tahir, Alasdair Evans, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif and Mark Watt.

Scotland Actual Playing XI:

Calum MacLeod, Kyle Coetzer, Richie Berrington, Matthew Cross, Mark Watt, Chris Sole, Safyaan Sharif, George Munsey, Alasdair Evans, Ollie Hairs, Michael Leask

Zimbabwe Preview

The visitors will be looking to put up a decent fight with bat and ball in this opening fixture.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Craig Ervine, Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Brendan Taylor and Regis Chakabva to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Opener Wesley Madhevere has been leading run-scorer for Zimbabwe in the T20 format.  In 16 matches, Madhevere has accumulated 401 runs at an average of 26.73 with four half-centuries to his name.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani and Richard Ngarava to deliver crucial breakthroughs in this opening fixture.

Zimbabwe Predicted Playing XI:

Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Regis Chakabva (wk), Dion Myers, Craig Ervine (c), Milton Shumba, Luke Jongwe, Donald Tiripano, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava

Zimbabwe Actual Playing XI:

Richard Ngarava, Ryan Burl, Craig Ervine, Milton Shumba, Regis Chakabva, Wellington Masakadza, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wesley Madhevere, Tendai Chatara, Sean Williams, Luke Jongwe

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
13
0 mm.
0.24 k/h
From: ENE
97%
03h
12
0 mm.
0.67 k/h
From: N
98%
06h
12
0 mm.
0.33 k/h
From: NNW
94%
09h
13
0 mm.
0.83 k/h
From: NE
82%
12h
15
0 mm.
0.83 k/h
From: NNW
82%
15h
16
0 mm.
0.72 k/h
From: NNW
98%
18h
14
0.20 mm.
1.1 k/h
From: WSW
99%
21h
13
0 mm.
2.38 k/h
From: SW
100%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game is going to provide a contest between bat and ball. The weather condition for Wednesday’s game is going to be light clouds with light winds.

Venue Details

Grange Cricket Club is going to host the opening game between Zimbabwe and Scotland. The home side has lost their last two T20 matches played at this venue.

Toss: To Bat

Both the sides that win the toss, bat first and post a score in excess of 170 runs. Majority of the games played at Grange Cricket Club has been won by side batting first.

Based on current form, Scotland will fancy their chances of beating Zimbabwe in this series opener. With likes of George Munsey, Calum MacLeod, Richie Barrington and Matthew Cross in decent form, Scotland will be looking to deliver a clinical performance with bat and ball

Expect Scotland to register a comfortable win over Zimbabwe in the first T20I.

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Author: Shoaib Z.