The Scotland national cricket team will lock horns with the Netherlands in the virtual knockout clash of the Super Sixes stage at the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 on Thursday, July 6. The crucial Super Sixes match will be played at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo from 12:30 PM IST.

SCO vs NED Dream11 prediction for ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023

While Sri Lanka have already qualified for the ICC World Cup 2023, Scotland and Netherlands are in the race to secure the final spot in the marquee 50-over tournament.

Led by captain Richie Berrington, Scotland are currently placed second in the Super Sixes standings with six points from four matches.

On the other hand, the Netherlands national cricket team are placed fourth in the standings with four points from as many matches. 

If Scotland beat the Netherlands on Thursday, they will book their place in the quadrennial event.

However, if Netherlands register victory over Scotland, all three teams - Scotland, Netherlands and Zimbabwe -  will finish on six points.

Since Zimbabwe can no longer qualify for the ICC World Cup 2023 due to their poor net run-rate, Scotland can still advance provided they lose with a margin of up to 31 runs, or if Netherlands chase the required target in around 44.1 overs.

Scotland have a superior head-to-head record against the Netherlands in ODI cricket, winning seven of the 11 matches. The Dutch have registered three victories, while one match ended in no result.

Going by current form and past record, SCO will start as favourites over NED in the virtual knockout fixture.

SCO vs NED Dream11 team tips for ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023

Top Tip: Best batter

Netherlands’ opening batter Vikramjit Singh slammed a match-winning hundred against Oman in their previous fixture. The 20-year-old scored 110 off 109 balls to help his side register a 74-run victory. Apart from the match-winning ton, Vikramjit has been one of the standout batters in the ongoing tournament. He has scored 273 runs in six matches at an average of 45.50. Vikramjit has already accrued 469 fantasy points and will be a smart pick at 8.5 credits.

Top Tip: Best bowler

In the bowling department, Mark Watt has been one of the wreckers-in-chief for Scotland. The left-arm spinner has picked up nine wickets in six matches at an average of 26.11. Apart from his wicket-taking capabilities, Watt has scored over 500 runs in ODI cricket. Having accumulated 500 fantasy points, Watt will be a great fantasy pick for this match at 8.5 credits. 

Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

Among the all-rounders, Scotland’s Brandon McMullen will be the overwhelming choice. Batting at number three, the 23-year-old has already scored 258 runs in six matches at an average of 43. He has also bagged 12 wickets in the tournament. Having amassed a staggering 729 fantasy points, McMullen will be a quality investment at 9 credits.

For the wicketkeeper spot, Netherlands’ captain Scott Edwards will be the preferred choice over Matthew Cross of Scotland. Apart from his captaincy and wicket-keeping responsibilities, Edwards has scored 288 runs in six matches at an impressive average of 96. The SCO wicketkeeper-batter will be a valuable addition to any fantasy cricket team at 9 credits.

SCO vs NED ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023 playing XI (probable)

Scotland playing XI (probable): Christopher McBride, Matthew Cross (wicketkeeper), Brandon McMullen, George Munsey, Richie Berrington (captain), Tomas Mackintosh, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole

Netherlands playing XI (probable): Vikramjit Singh, Max ODowd, Wesley Barresi, Scott Edwards (captain/wicketkeeper), Bas de Leede, Saqib Zulfiqar, Logan van Beek, Teja Nidamanuru, Ryan Klein, Aryan Dutt, Clayton Floyd

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