Only six nations remain in the running for a trip to India to compete in the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023, down from 10 teams at the beginning of the voyage. The World Cup Qualifiers 2023 are about to enter the Super Six Round, where the top three teams from each group have advanced and will now play. This round's format is a little unusual because a qualifying team from one Group will face a qualifying team from another Group. In this round, the outcomes of two games played against qualifying teams from the same pool will be taken into account as well.The cricket betting sites have World Cup qualifiers' odds with them
West Indies and Scotland will face each other in Match 3 of the Super Six round on Saturday, July 1, 2023, at 12:30 p.m. IST at the Harare Sports Club, Zimbabwe.
West Indies have qualified for this round, but they are coming in with zero points, and they might have done their chances of playing in the World Cup a huge disservice by losing two key matches to Zimbabwe and the Netherlands from a winning position. Scotland come into the round with 2 points and a better position in the points table than the favourites, the West Indies.
They also had a chance to upset Sri Lanka in their last league match, but it was not meant to be. Below are the match predictions and probable playing 11 for the upcoming super six-round match between the West Indies and Scotland in Harare.
The Scottish team has made changes to their starting 11 in every match in the league stage of this tournament. Their team still looks decent, has a lot of promise, and can register a huge upset on their day. We expect them to go in with the same playing 11 in this match against the West Indies and play attacking cricket from the word go. Mark Watt will be the key for them in the bowling department.
We expect them to go in with the same playing 11 in this match against the West Indies and play attacking cricket from the word go.
Predicted Lineup: Christopher McBride, Matthew Cross (wk), Brandon McMullen, Richie Berrington (c), Tomas Mackintosh, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Chris Sole, Jack Jarvis, and Alasdair Evans
No wholesale changes are expected in the West Indian playing 11 for this match because their playing 11 is fine and is the best that they can get out of this current squad. The problem is primarily in their bowling department, which they tried to strengthen by bringing in Romario Shepherd in the last match. We expect Kyle Mayers to get back in the lineup for this very crucial fixture, almost a virtual quarterfinal.
We expect Kyle Mayers to get back in the lineup for this very crucial fixture, almost a virtual quarterfinal.
Predicted Lineup: Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Kyle Mayers, Shai Hope (c, wk), Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Keemo Paul, Akeal Hosein, and Alzarri Joseph
The match will be a close encounter, as the Windies team will be low on morale after two huge defeats and have everything to lose. Scotland, on the other hand, will play freely, having nothing to lose against the West Indies. This tournament is only going to get more exciting from here on, as the chances of the West Indies travelling to India in October or November will solely depend on this match. Scotland will not be an easy opponent at all for the Caribbean side in this high-voltage clash on Saturday.