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ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023: Sri Lanka vs Scotland, Match 19: Match Details, Live Streaming, Playing XIs, Pitch Report, Weather Forecast, Fantasy Cricket Tips

ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023: Sri Lanka vs Scotland, Match 19: Match Details, Live Streaming, Playing XIs, Pitch Report, Weather Forecast, Fantasy Cricket Tips
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Scotland and Sri Lanka will square off in the 19th game of the ICC World Cup Qualifier 2023 on June 27 at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. With three victories, Sri Lanka is leading Group B after three games. Scotland, on the other hand, has a comparable record and is ranked second in Group B.

Ireland won the toss in their previous match against Sri Lanka and decided to field after choosing to do so. Despite losing two wickets quickly, Sri Lanka made a strong start thanks to a strong third-wicket partnership and they managed to post 325 runs as well, courtesy of Karunaratne’s hundred and a few other cameos. However, Wanindu Hasaranga claimed a fifer and helped his side win by 133 runs.

In their most recent match, Scotland faced Oman, who won the toss and decided to field. When Scotland was put into bat, they lost their first wicket for a duck. However, Scotland managed a huge total of 320 runs, courtesy of Brandon McMullen’s century. Later, Chris Greaves’s fifer helped the side win by 76 runs.

‍Match Details:

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Time: 12.00 PM IST

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar app

Predicted Playing XIs :

Sri Lanka – C Asalanka, D Karunaratne, Pathum Nissanka, D Shanaka (C), D de Silva, W Hasaranga, K Mendis (wk), S Samarawickrama, L Kumara, K Rajitha, and M Theekshana.

Scotland- Tomas Mackintosh, SM Sharif, CB Sole, MRJ Watt, A Neill, B McMullen, Chris McBride, MA Leask, CN Greaves, MH Cross (wk), and RD Berrington (C).

Weather Forecast:

Tuesday will likely be sunny in Bulawayo, with a high of 24° C and a humidity level of 31%. With a clear sky and a wind speed of 11 km/h, there is no chance of rain, and the weather will be perfect for a game.

Pitch Report:

The Queens Sports Club’s track is more suited to batters than bowlers. With the swing that the pitch offers, pacers can try to trouble the batters. But once things have settled down, batters can play their shots freely as well. Here, chasing the total would be preferred because the average first innings score is 238.

Top Player Picks:

Top Pick – Batter

Dimuth Karunaratne paced his innings really well in all 3 matches. He batted where he notched 216 runs at an average of 108 with a strike rate of 103.84.

Top Pick – All-Rounder

Wanindu Hasaranga is the only 2nd bowler after Waqar Younis to claim 3 consecutive 5 wickets hauls in the ODIs. So far in this tournament, he has picked up 16 wickets in 3 matches at an economy of 4.57.

Top Pick – Bowler

Lahiru Kumara is the 2nd best bowler for Sri Lanka in this competition, picking up 5 wickets in 3 matches with the best figures of 3 for 22.

Top Pick – Wicketkeeper

Sadeera Samarawickrama grabbed the opportunity with both hands and cemented his spot in the No.4 position in the Sri Lankan batting line-up. In 2 innings in this tournament, he has scored 155 runs at a strike rate of 103.33 with the highest score of 82.

SL vs SCO: Pick For Captain And Vice-Captain

Wanindu Hasaranga – Captain 

Wanindu Hasaranga has been in sensational form, delivering exceptional performances for Sri Lanka in the ongoing World Cup Qualifiers. 

Hasaranga has achieved an extraordinary feat by securing five-wicket hauls in three consecutive ODIs, matching the world record. With a total of 16 wickets to his name in just three matches, Hasaranga is undoubtedly a top choice for the captaincy role in Dream11 predictions.

Brandon McMullen – Vice-Captain 

Brandon McMullen has been a standout performer in the tournament, showcasing his prowess with both bat and ball. He has been consistently effective with his bowling, claiming seven crucial wickets in the three matches played so far. 

In addition, McMullen’s recent batting heroics, including a sensational knock of 136 runs, highlight his ability to contribute significantly to the team’s overall performance. 

With his all-round skills and impactful performances, McMullen emerges as a strong contender for the vice-captaincy role in your Dream11 prediction team.

Head-to-head, SL leads SCO by a score of 3 to 0:

Sri Lanka has the advantage due to their shared past with the other team. The three One Day Internationals between these two teams that have been played so far have all been victories for Sri Lanka. Therefore, will Scotland score their first victory, or will the 1996 Champions win their fourth game in a row?

SL vs SCO: Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-Keeper: Kusal Mendis

Batters: Dimuth Karunaratne, George Munsey and Pathum Nissanka

All-Rounders: Brandon McMullen, Michael Leask and Wanindu Hasaranga

Bowlers: Chris Sole, Lahiru Kumara, Mark Watt and Safyaan Sharif

Captain: Wanindu Hasaranga

Vice-Captain: Brandon McMullen

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