Scotland defeated Zimbabwe in the first T20I and will be hoping to build on that success as the T20I World Cup approaches. Zimbabwe is not participating in the T20I World Cup this year, but it would be concerned about having sob so far down the pecking order. Zimbabwe must win this match or face yet another series setback after being decisively defeated by Ireland just a few days ago.
The match will take place on September 17, 2021, at the Grange Cricket Club in Edinburgh.
Match Details to Note
Match: Scotland vs Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I, Zimbabwe Tour of Scotland, 2021
Date: Friday, September 17, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Grange Cricket Club, Edinburgh
Scotland vs Zimbabwe Team Previews
Scotland (Match Odds – 2.20)
Scotland’s first-match triumph was primarily due to Richie Berrington, who top-scored with 82 runs. Only two other batters reached double digits, and neither exceeded the 15-run mark. However, one poor performance does not make Scotland a poor batting squad. Players like Coetzer (4.35), MacLeod (5.50), and Munsey (3.75) are highly regarded by us.
In the end, Scotland qualified for the T20I World Cup with remarkable ease and is largely regarded as one of the strongest associate nations in T20 cricket.
In the previous match, Scotland’s outstanding bowler was Safyaan Sharif (1.57). For a long time, he has spearheaded Scotland’s bowling assault, and he has been ably backed by Alasdair Evans (1.57), Chris Sole (6.00), and Michael Leask (6.00).
Scotland is a better side than many people give them credit for, and from a betting standpoint, we believe they are undervalued by the bookies.
Scotland T20 Squad
Kyle Coetzer (c), Richard Berrington (vc), Dylan Budge, Matthew Cross (wk), Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans, Chris Greaves, Oli Hairs, Michael Leask, Calum Macleod, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole, Hamza Tahir, Craig Wallace (wk), Mark Watt, Brad Wheal
Safyaan Sharif was outstanding with the ball in the previous game, scooping up four wickets, and he’d like to get more early wickets while sharing the new ball with Alasdair Evans. Chris Sole also performed admirably when it came to assessing the flow of runs. The side would anticipate tighter periods from the likes of Mark Watt, Leask, and Ollie Hairs, who leaked runs in the last game, in this game.
Predicted XI: George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Ollie Hairs, Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Matthew Cross (wk), Michael Leask, Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, Chris Sole, Alasdair Evans
Zimbabwe (Match Odds – 1.67)
Zimbabwe got off to a fast start in the previous game, taking four wickets in the powerplay. Teams who take three or more wickets in the powerplay win the great majority of the time, according to statistics. That did not happen in Zimbabwe, and we believe they missed out on having Blessing Muzarabani available to deliver the knockout blow.
Zimbabwe’s batting troubles have always been at the top of the order, and this was the case once more. The middle order of Sean Williams, Craig Ervine, Milton Shumba, and Ryan Burl put up a good fight, but no one got a large score.
Zimbabwe’s batting lineup’s volatility has been its undoing for quite some time.
Zimbabwe T20I Squad
Wesley Madhevere, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Regis Chakabva (wk), Dion Myers, Craig Ervine (c), Milton Shumba, Donald Tiripano, Wellington Masakadza, Luke Jongwe, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Tendai Chatara, Ryan Burl, Sikandar Raza, Tarisai Musakanda
Tendai Chatara and Richard Ngarava bowled effectively in the last game, and they would seek to inflict early damage on the Scotts. The team will also require tight periods from Wellington Masakadza, who proved costly in the last game. This attack is diversified by Williams, Luke Jongwe, and Burl.
Predicted XI: Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Regis Chakabva (wk), Craig Ervine (c), Sean Williams, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava
Scotland vs Zimbabwe Toss Prediction
Unless there is a lot of rain, the side that wins the toss will prefer to bat first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The surface is predicted to be suitable for batting, while the current weather prediction predicts rain on match day. We observed a score of 141 protected, but we do not believe that was a realistic representation of how the pitch should be anticipated to perform. Something closer to 150, if not 160, is unquestionably in the cards.
In the previous match, there were 6 sixes and 22 fours, which was exactly what the Over/Under line predicted.
Scotland vs Zimbabwe Match Prediction
Because of the odds, we are going to favor Scotland to win this match. There isn’t a lot of difference in team quality, which isn’t reflected in the betting markets. Team Scotland has a solid batting lineup, is playing at home, has been in strong form in T20 cricket for quite some time, and won the first match of the series.
Scotland can emerge victorious in this match.
Scotland to Win the Match, 2.20
- Team Scotland boasts an underappreciated batting lineup that is capable of scoring big.
- Zimbabwe has been awful in T20 cricket for a long time.
- Scotland is playing at home, which is a significant advantage.
Your ComeOn Recommended Betting Options:
Scotland Top Batsman – HG Munsey – 3.75
Most Sixes in Match – Scotland – 2.20
Most Fours in Match – Scotland – 2.05
Highest Individual Score – Over 59.5 – 1.85
Highest Individual Score – Under 59.5 – 1.85
The Highest Opening Partnership:
Zimbabwe – 1.80
Tie – 21.00
1st Over Total Runs – Over 5.5 – 1.85
1st Over Total Runs – Under 5.5 – 1.85