These T20 World Cup betting tips relate to the Group B qualifier game between Zimbabwe and Scotland. A place in the Super 12 is at stake, making this a crunch game between well-matched sides.
Zimbabwe have a superior head-to-head record against Scotland. Recently, Sikandar Raza has led from the front, helping to revive Zimbabwe’s cricketing fortunes. I predict that Zimbabwe will extend their H2H record against Scotland by beating them in the upcoming game.
|Match||Zimbabwe vs Scotland (World Cup Qualifier, Group B)|
|Where||Bellerive Oval, Hobart|
|When||21 October 2022|
|Start Time||19:00 (Local Time)|
The odds will be updated once available.
Zimbabwe vs Scotland: Prediction & Tips
I predict the probable elevens of the two teams ahead of the upcoming World Cup games. In my Zimbabwe vs Scotland predictions and tips, I consider the head-to-head comparison. I also review the last match between the sides. I continue my article with numerous other predictions.
These include naming the highest run maker of the game, and the taker of the most wickets. I also name the fielder who will snare the most catches and the bowler who will concede the fewest runs.
Furthermore, I forecast who will register the most hits over the fence. I have devised these Zimbabwe vs Scotland betting tips to help punters. They can heed my recommendations to place wagers at the best T20 World Cup betting sites.
Zimbabwe Team Review
I devote the next part of Zimbabwe vs Scotland predictions to review the probable Zimbabwe eleven. The wicketkeeper choice is easy. Regis Chakabva has no competition, whatsoever. R Buri, M Shumba and Craig Ervine select themselves for the top batting spots.
Where Zimbabwe score is in their huge choice of all-rounders. Three of them, S Raza, S Williams, and W Madhevere have served the side well and found favour. I would give the four bowling spots to L Jongwe, V Nyauchi, B Evans and J Masara.
Scotland Team Review
In my best predicted Scotland playing eleven, Matthew Cross is the automatic wicketkeeping choice. Continuing my Zimbabwe vs Scotland predictions, I would award four batting spots to Michael Jones, Kyle Coetzer, George Munsey and Macleod. The allrounder trio of Safyaan Sharif, Richie Berrington, and Chris Greaves are automatic choices. Gavin Main, Alasdair Evans and Hamza Tahir will take the bowling sports to complete my eleven.
Zimbabwe vs Scotland Head-to-Head
In this next section of my Zimbabwe vs Scotland predictions, I analyse the H2H performances of the sides. The two teams have met 4 times in the past. While Zimbabwe have won on 3 occasions, Scotland have tasted victory in a solitary match. To understand the Scotland’s place in the t20 matches, you can also check my prediction about Scotland vs West Indies for details.
Zimbabwe vs Scotland Last Meeting
The last meeting between the sides took place in Edinburgh on 19 September 2021. It was the 3rd of a 3-match series. Scotland won the toss and elected to bat first. They lost the early wicket of Kyle Coetzer with the scorecard reading 18 for 1 in the 4th over. Thereafter Ollie Hairs joined opener George Munsey at the wicket.
The home team suffered a setback when Munsey was dismissed five runs later, in the same over. Then came another rescuing partnership between Richie Berrington and Calum Macleod. After Berrington lost his wicket in the 19th over with the scorecard reading 147/4. Scotland finished brilliantly, adding 30 runs in the last over.
While Macleod remained unbeaten on 39 from 29 balls, George Munsey top scored with 54 from 30. For Zimbabwe, Luke Jongwe, who took 2/ 32 was the highest wicket taker, while Tendai Chatara and Richard Ngarava took one each.
Chasing 178 to win, Zimbabwe openers Regis Chakabva and Craig Ervine gave their side a great start. They put on 60 for the first wicket before Chakabva was out in the 8th over. A flurry of wickets saw the visitors slip to 63 for 3 in the 10th over. That was the cue for Milton Shumba to join Wessly Madhevere at the wicket. The pair added 99 runs to bring Zimbabwe to the verge of victory before Shumba was run out.
The scorecard read 162 for 4 with 11 balls to go. Ryan Buri joined Madhevere to see Zimbabwe past the line without further ado. The tourists won with 5 balls to spare thanks mainly to Shumba, who top scored with 66 made off only 29 balls. For Scotland, Michael Leask (2/22) was the most successful bowler.
Zimbabwe vs Scotland: Players to Look Out for
I must now turn my Zimbabwe vs Scotland betting tips to predicting which players will do brilliantly well. Sikandar Raza, the Zimbabwe all rounder, is the first name on my mind. Raza, who has been in hot form in 2022, will be the key player for his side.
Craig Ervine will make what is likely to be his final World Cup appearance. I predict that Ervine will make it an occasion to remember. Furthermore, the Zimbabwe team has become increasingly dependent on Wessly Madhevere’s all-round skills.
Richie Berrington had a brilliant series when these teams last met. I expect the Scotland all-rounder to continue in the same vein. Matthew Cross is another player who has excelled with the bat at the top of the order. George Munsey’s belligerence at the top of the order could make a telling difference to Scotland’s fortunes.
Zimbabwe vs Scotland: Toss Prediction
In this section of my Zimbabwe vs Scotland betting tips, I will go on to forecast which team will win the toss. In the previous three-game series between the sides, Scotland won two tosses. Hence, I expect that the tossed coin will fall in Zimbabwe’s favour.
Zimbabwe vs Scotland: Highest Scorer
I must focus this segment of my Zimbabwe vs Scotland betting tips on the highest run scorer of the upcoming game. I predict that Zimbabwe all-rounder Sikandar Raza will continue his brilliant form and become the top run getter.
Zimbabwe vs Scotland: Highest Wicket Taker
The next part of my World Cup betting tips 2022 will be a prediction as to who will take the most wickets. In my view, that role will be played by Zimbabwe’s slow left arm orthodox spin bowler, Sean Williams.
Zimbabwe vs Scotland: Highest Sixer Hitter
I will name who I think will score the most sixes in this part of my World Cup betting tips 2022. My candidate is Scotland all-rounder Richie Berrington, a habitual sixer hitter.
Scotland vs Zimbabwe: Most Economical Bowler
In this segment of my World Cup betting tips 2022, I name the bowler likely to concede the fewest runs. I predict that Zimbabwe spinner Sean Williams will supplement his wicket taking ability by conceding the least number of runs.
Zimbabwe vs Scotland: Most Catches
My statistical World Cup betting tips 2022 will also help me to name the highest catch taking fielder of the game. My vote goes to Scotland wicketkeeper Matthew Cross.
Zimbabwe vs Scotland: Dream 11 Predictions
Finally, I list the players of my Dream 11 in this last section of my World Cup betting tips 2022. The following players feature in my Dream 11 fantasy cricket squad for the upcoming game between Scotland and Zimbabwe.
My Dream 11 has 4 players from Scotland and 7 from Zimbabwe. Note: I could make strategic changes to the Dream 11 during the World Cup.
- Wicket keepers: Matthew Cross, Regis Chakabva
- Batters: George Munsey, Craig Ervine, M Shumba
- All-rounders: Sikander Raza, Richie Berrington, Wessly Madhevere
- Bowlers: Brad Evans, Sean Williams, Luke Jongwe
Sikandar Raza will captain my Zimbabwe vs Scotland Dream 11. Richie Berrington will be the vice-captain.