Sri Lanka vs Scotland ICC World Cup Qualifiers Tips


Sri Lanka vs Scotland Match Details

  • Date: 2023-06-27
  • Start Time: 12:30
  • Location: Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
  • Tournament: ICC World Cup Qualifiers
  • Format: One Day International
  • Tipster: Brian Thorpe

Tip Summary

  • Sri Lanka are currently first in the Group B points table with three victories from as many games. 
  • Scotland also have the same number of wins but because of a low net run rate, they are occupying the second place. 
  • Tuesday’s game will be a dead rubber as both Scotland and Sri Lanka have already qualified for the Super Six of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023.

In their last league match of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023, Sri Lanka will be playing against Scotland. The Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo will host for the much-fancied game of cricket on Tuesday, January 27. Both Sri Lanka and Scotland formed a part of Group B during the league round and enjoyed a similar fortune.

The Sri Lankan cricket team is currently at the top of the Group B points table with six points to their name courtesy of three wins from as many matches. The island nation started the tournament with a stunning win against the UAE by a massive 175 runs. It was a terrific batting performance by the side as UAE collapsed at 180 runs while chasing a massive score of 356 runs in the allotted 50 overs. Wanindu Hasaranga was the top player with six wickets to his name at an economy rate of three.

Dasun Shanaka & Men looked absolutely stunning in their next match against Oman as well as they scored a victory by ten wickets. Hasaranga again picked five wickets as Oman ended up with only 98 runs in the first innings. It was a cakewalk for Sri Lanka in the second innings as Pathum Nissanka and Dimuth Karunaratne scored 37 and 61 runs respectively to take the team home. 

Further in the tournament, Sri Lanka took their winning streak to three by defeating Ireland by 133 runs. The game witnessed the batting exploits of Karunaratne in the first innings as his knock of unbeaten 103 runs steered the team to a score of 325 runs in their allotted 50 overs. 

Chasing the score, Ireland ended up with only 192 runs the spin master Wanindu Hasaranga again spilled his magic on the field to pick five wickets. The three massive wins gave a major boost to Sri Lanka’s net run rate and they are thus occupying the first place in Group B points tally. 

Just like Sri Lanka, Scotland are also yet to score their first defeat in the 2023 edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers. It was a nail-biting thriller for the team in their opening match against Ireland. Andrew Balbirnie’s team scored a decent 286 runs in the first innings and following the score, Scotland won by just one wicket courtesy of the good batting performance by Mark Watt and Michael Leask. 

In their second match of the World Cup Qualifiers, Scotland hammered the United Arab Emirates by 111 runs. Batting first, they smacked 282 runs as the skipper Richie Berrington came up with a knock of 127 runs. The bowlers continued the momentum in the second inning as Safyaan Sharif and Chris Sole picked four and three wickets respectively to fold UAE at a score of 171 runs. 

Scotland’s most recent win in the Championship came against Oman by 76 runs. Again the batters led from the front by scoring 320 runs in the first innings. It was a big total to chase for Oman and thus they ended up with only 244 runs. With six points and a slightly lesser net run rate than Sri Lanka, Scotland are second in the Group B table. 

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Sri Lanka vs Scotland Tips

Top Sri Lanka Batter: Dimunth Karunaratne

Top Batter
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: ICC World Cup Qualifiers

Sri Lanka’s opening batter Dimunth Karunaratne has been the wrecker-in-chief for the team with the bat in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023. He is the top run-scorer for the team and is occupying seventh place in the overall list with 216 runs in three matches at an average of 108. Dimuth’s best performance in the Qualifiers came during Sri Lanka’s most recent match against Ireland. The opening batter smacked 103 runs to help his team put up a score of 325 runs in the first innings. The 35-year-old faced 103 runs balls in the middle and ended up hitting eight boundaries at a strike rate of 100. The odds are in favor of the veteran batter to repeat his heroics and deliver another stunning performance.

Top Scotland Batter: Richie Berrington

Top Batter
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: ICC World Cup Qualifiers
  • Date: 2023-06-27
  • Best Odds: 4.75 @ 10Cric

The Scotland cricket team has left the cricket fraternity impressed with their performance in the Qualifiers and a lot of credit for the same goes to their skipper Richie Berrington. Apart from flaunting his exceptional leadership skills, the 36-year-old has also stunned the fans with his batting mettle. He is leading the run-scoring charts for Scotland with 197 runs from three games at an average of over 65. Berrington will have to step up once again for the team to outshine Sri Lanka on Tuesday and take up first place in Group B.

Top wicket-taker of the match: Wanindu Hasaranga

Top Wicket Taker
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: ICC World Cup Qualifiers
  • Date: 2023-06-27
  • Best Odds: 4.5 @ Indibet

There is no denying the fact that Wanindu Hasaranga is enjoying a purple patch with the ball in international cricket. The spin wizard has terrorized the batters with his exceptional bowling. He is the top wicket-taker in the World Cup Qualifiers with an astounding 16 wickets under his belt from just three games. He has taken two five-wicket hauls in the tournament so far and Sri Lanka’s first match against UAE saw Hasaranga pick six wickets. The 25-year-old is likely to continue the domination against Scotland as well and it would be totally worth putting money on the spinner for the Tuesday match.