The last match of 1st round of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 will feature Scotland and Zimbabwe. A must win match for the both the teams. The team that wins qualifies to the super 12 round. The loser will be eliminated from the tournament. Welcome to Scotland vs Zimbabwe match preview.
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The Scottish side stunned West Indies in their first match and were beaten by Ireland in the 2nd game. Scotland were in a position to win their last game against Ireland but Curtis Campher and George Dockrell had other plans as the duo add a record century stand to defeat Scotland.
It all comes down to one final match and must win encounter against spirited Zimbabwe side. Batting has been top notch from the Scottish side as they posted scores in excess of 160 plus in both the matches. Spinners were on target in the game against West Indies but failed to deliver against Ireland. Mark Watt is the leading wicket taker for Scotland with 5 wickets.
Michael Jones , George Munsey, Richie Berrington are the players to watch out for in the game against Zimbabwe.
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Zimbabwe were in the run chase for most of the game. They were outclassed by the pace bowling of Alzarri Joseph as he dismantled the Zimbabwe batting lineup. Zimbabwe team looks determined and their dream of once again playing the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is one win away. Zimbabwe last featured in T20 World cup’s in 2014.
A lot rides on Sikandar Raza’s performance. He has been a man on a mission this year. Raza scored 93 runs in the two games he played and picking up 5 wickets. Sean Williams is another expericned player that Zimbabwe will hope to come good in a must win game.
Blessing Muzarbani and Richard Ngarava provided the wickets in the powerplay. The duo will be key in the game against Scotland.
Match : Scotland vs Zimbabwe, Match 10
Tournament : ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Date & Time: 21st October 2022 @ 1:30 PM IST
The pitch at the Bellerive oval in Hobart is a good pitch to bat on. Due is expected in the later part of the game. Team winning the toss prefer chasing on this ground. Fast Bowlers get a lot of assitance on this track.
Average 1st Innings score (Last 5 matches ) – 162 Runs
Scotland vs Zimbabwe Head to Head Record
Matches Played: 4
Scotland Won: 1
Zimbabwe won: 3
Scotland vs Zimbabwe Probable Playing XI
George Munsey, Michael Jones, Matthew Cross (wk), Richie Berrington (c), Calum MacLeod, Chris Greaves, Michael Leask, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Brad Wheal
Regis Chakabva (wk), Craig Ervine (c), Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani