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Toss Winner - Scotland won the toss and chose to bat first
Zimbabwe beat Scotland by 5 wickets
The team that wins this match will have a good chance of making it to the Super 12s.
Back Zimbabwe as the winners of this contest.
Tournament: ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 | Format: T20 | Venue: Bellerive Oval ( Blundstone Arena ), Hobart, Australia | Toss: To BowlBet Now
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The battle in Group B is heating up things are getting closer as Scotland take on Zimbabwe at the Bellerive Oval on the 21st. Currently, all teams in Group B – Scotland, Zimbabwe, West Indies, and Ireland – have 1 win and 2 points from their 2 matches. Scotland is at the top with a net run rate of +0.759. Meanwhile, Zimbabwe has a net run rate of 0.000 as they won their first match by 31 runs and then lost the second by the same margin. This is the final league match for both teams and the one who wins will make a strong case for making it into the Super 12.
After a heroic performance against the West Indies, Scotland looked all set to take down Ireland as well but one incredible performance took the winds off their sails. After posting 176-5 on the board, Scotland had Ireland reeling at 61-4 from 9.3 overs at one stage. But a breathtaking knock of 72* off 32 balls by Curtis Campher helped the Irish seal the game with one over to spare.
Scotland won’t be too disappointed though. After George Munsey 66* off 53 in the game against the West Indies, it was fellow opener Michael Jones’ turn against Ireland. Jones held the innings together with a fantastic knock of 85 off 55 balls. Captain Richie Berrington also played a lovely hand of 37 off 27 balls. The Scottish do need one big performance from Matthew Cross.
Scotland’s opening bowlers – Mark Watt and Brad Wheal – who took 5 wickets between them in the match against the West Indies had an off day against Ireland. Off-spinner Michael Leask has been economical so far and his role will be crucial in this game.
George Munsey, Michael Jones, Matthew Cross (wk), Richie Berrington (c), Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Brad Wheal
Calum MacLeod, Chris Greaves, Michael Jones, Matthew Cross, Bradley Wheal, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, George Munsey, Michael Leask, Richie Berrington
Zimbabwe started their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign with a bang after defeating Ireland by 31 runs. But they faltered in their next match against the West Indies, which they lost by 31 runs. After restricting West Indies to 153-7, Zimbabwe started the chase with a bang but tried to be too aggressive and lost too many wickets, which cost them the match. Zimbabwe's final group game against Scotland on Friday is now a must-win.
Zimbabwe have adopted an aggressive approach while batting in recent times and they are likely to continue with that as its proven successful. Sikandar Raza, their most consistent white-ball batter in recent times, and Wesley Madhevere would again be the men the team would rely on to do the heavy lifting. Sean Williams has failed in both games and the experienced batter would be itching to do something special in this game.
Zimbabwe’s bowling is in excellent shape. In Richard Ngarava and Tendai Chatara, they have two fantastic new ball fast bowlers who are in good form. Blessing Muzarabani was expensive in the last match, but he has been really consistent and has picked up 4 wickets in this edition of the World Cup already. Sikandar Raza’s off-spin has been really handy in the middle overs.
Regis Chakabva (wk), Craig Ervine (c), Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani
Richard Ngarava, Ryan Burl, Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Regis Chakabva, Wesley Madhevere, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani, Sean Williams, Luke Jongwe
The pitch at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart has been a little two-paced. Batters can’t simply hit through the line and must stay at the wicket to get used to its pace. Seamers will get consistent bounce and movement off the pitch.
There’s a forecast of rain in the evening during the match. We are likely to get a shortened game.
Of the 4 matches played at the Bellerive Oval in this World Cup, 3 have been won by the team batting first. The highest total by a team in this series at the venue is Ireland’s 180-4 in 19 overs while chasing 177 against Zimbabwe. The team batting first in this game should be looking to set a target of around 175 runs.
Rain is expected during the match so expect the team winning the toss to field first.
There have been 4 T20Is played between Scotland and Zimbabwe so far, and Zimbabwe have won 3 of them. Zimbabwe toured of Ireland last year and beat them 2-1 in the T20I series. They have much more bowling depth than Scotland and if Raza scores big, Zimbabwe will be difficult to stop. Scotland will have to bat really well to put Zimbabwe under serious pressure.
Back Zimbabwe as the winners of this contest.
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