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Zimbabwe national cricket team (ZIM) will square off against Scotland in the sixth match of the Super Sixes stage at the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 on Tuesday, July 4. The Super Sixes match will be played at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo from 12:30 PM IST.

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

In what was their first defeat of the competition, Zimbabwe lost their last outing in the Super Six stage by nine wickets against Sri Lanka. However, they still look favourites to qualify for the final of the tournament and make it to the World Cup later this year.

They will be facing a Scotland team that beat West Indies by seven wickets in their last outing. Needless to say, the Scots will be high on confidence and will fancy their chances of a win against the hosts.

That said, Zimbabwe have lost just once in the tournament and will have the backing of home support to spur them on. As far as the head-to-head is concerned, both sides have one win against the other in the ODI format. All things considered though, Zimbabwe will have the edge in this contest and are more likely to come away with a win.

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

Top Tip: Best batter

Zimbabwe’s Craig Ervine has enjoyed a solid tournament having scored 257 runs at an average of 64.25. He’s already scored one hundred and one fifty for the Chevrons in the ongoing tournament and will fancy his chances against a Scotland bowling unit that could fold under pressure. Available for 8.5 credits, picking Ervine in your fantasy team would make for a prudent choice.

Top Tip: Best bowler

In the bowling department, Scotland’s Mark Watt could prove to be a wise choice and a good differentiator for your fantasy team. He’s taken eight wickets in five games so far and boasts an average of 24.87 in the tournament. Not someone many fantasy players will go with, picking him for 8.5 credits may prove to be a wise decision. 

Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

Among all-rounders, picking Zimbabwe’s Sean Williams is a no-brainer. The 36-year-old has been in stupendous form and is the highest run-scorer in the tournament having scored 588 runs at an average of 117.60. He’s smashed three tons and two fifties in the tournament and can bowl a bit when required, making him the ideal pick for your fantasy all-rounder at 9 credits.

Zimbabwe’s Joylord Gumbie pips Scotland’s Matthew Cross for the wicket-keeper spot in our fantasy recommendation. Besides fulfilling his wicket-keeping responsibilities, Joylord Gumbie has frequently provided stability to Zimbabwe’s top order and has scored 190 runs in six matches, making him a worthwhile investment at 8 credits.

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

Zimbabwe playing XI (probable): Joylord Gumbie (wicketkeeper), Craig Ervine (captain), Sean Williams, Wessly Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani

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

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