Ireland vs Scotland June 21, 2023: ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023, Match 7, Group B Best Predictions Fun88

ireland vs scotland icc world cup qualifiers 2023

On June 21st, 2023, Ireland and Scotland will square off in the International Cricket Council (ICC) qualifiers. The match, which is the seventh of the tournament and took place in Group B, is a crucial one for both teams as they’re hoping to qualify for the next round of the competition. Scotland was elected to field first.

Ireland and Scotland both have a lot to prove as they sought to secure a spot in the ICC World Cup. This is a match in which both teams will need to come out strong and play to their full potential. The teams are currently eager to make a statement and show their competitiveness on the field.

Ireland’s initial performance in the ICC wasn’t exactly good since they lost to Oman by five (5) wickets in the opening game. They’ll need to perform well to make up for this loss. Scotland, however, will want to win their first match to successfully kick off their campaign, especially since they’re led by the seasoned George Musey and Matthew Cross and they have Mark Watt who will be under pressure due to his frequent participation in international competitions.

Here is a head-to-head record for better assessment of the two team’s current standing:

Matches PlayedIRE wonSCO wonTieNo result

In the 20 games in which these sides have played off, Ireland has dominated Scotland and been all over them.

Ireland vs Scotland Best Probable Performances

ireland vs scotland best performances

In this match, several players are foreseen to stand out among the many. These names are as follows:

Best BattersBest Bowlers
CE Campher (IRE)
MA Leask (SCOT)
B Mc Mullen (SCOT)
MR Adair (IRE)

IRE Team Preview

Team Ireland for ICC 2023 event looks promising. This team has improved significantly in recent years and is now one of the most competitive teams in the world. They have a good mix of experienced and young players who can perform well under pressure.

Ireland team preview

The team is led by Andrew Balbirnie, who is a capable captain and a top-order batsman. With his leadership and experience, the team can expect to make a strong impact in the tournament. Ireland also has some talented players in their ranks, such as Paul Stirling and CE Campher, who can provide stability and firepower to the batting unit. In bowling, they have the likes of Andy McBrine and Mark Adair, who can keep the opposition batsmen in check.

Overall, the Ireland team has the potential to create some upsets and surprise the big teams in the ICC 2023 cricket tournament. 

Ireland Team Stats

PlayerMatchesRunsBat. AvgBat. Strike RateWicketsBowl. Avg.
H Tector2153153114.1
L Tucker21427195.3
B White2716.8

IRE Squad

  1. Andy Balbirnie – captain/ batter
  2. Mark Adair – bowling allrounder
  3. Curtis Campher – allrounder
  4. Gareth Delany – batting allrounder
  5. George Dockrell – allrounder
  6. Graham Hume – bowler
  7. Josh Little – bowler
  8. Andy McBrine – bowling allrounder
  9. Barry MacCarthy – bowler
  10. Peter Moor – wicketkeeper/ batter
  11. Paul Stirling – batting allrounder
  12. Harry Tector – middle order batter
  13. Lorcan Tucker – wicketkeeper/ batter
  14. Ben White – bowler
  15. Craig Young – bowler

IRE Predictions

  • Harry Tector, who just received the Player of the Month honor, is in fantastic shape. In the first game against Oman, he scored a good knock of 52 while batting in the middle order. He would undoubtedly contribute to his team’s run total in this game as well.
  • Lorcan Tucker performed admirably in the warm-up games for the ICC CWC Qualifiers, and he would like to continue that performance in this encounter. He defeated Oman with a respectable strike rate of about 145 and 26 runs. At this rate, he should continue to score.
  • Another player who made an impression on us was George Dockrell, who scored 91 points against Oman. After a batting meltdown, he continued to bat and brought the team’s total to 281 runs, a respectable number.
  • Joshua Little led the bowling assault once more after taking two wickets.
  • Another reliable bowler with quality performance is Mark Adair. He got two wickets against Oman as well, and is predicted to do so again.

SCO Team Preview ICC 2023

The Scotland team is gearing up for the ICC 2023 tournament, and fans are eagerly anticipating their performance on the cricket pitch. With the team prepping for the competition, SCO showcases their strengths and weaknesses on the field.

SCO team preview

The Scots have been known for their explosive batting line-up while their bowling attack has also been able to restrict some of the top teams in the sport. However, they will have to work on their fielding, which has been a concern for the team for quite some time now.

Despite playing a good brand of cricket, Scotland has not been able to set the stage on fire in major competitions, but with the tournament being held in Queen Sports Club, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, the team will have to rely on their spinners to give them the edge. With the ICC 2023 just around the corner, all eyes will be on the Scotland team to see how they fare against the best. 

Scotland Team Stats

PlayerMatchesRunsBat. AvgBat. Strike RateWicketsBowl. Avg.
M Cross26733.590.5
B McMullen28743.579
C Sole2412.5
C Greaves2418.2

SCO Squad

  1. Richie Berrington – captain/ top order batter
  2. Matthew Cross – wicketkeeper/ batter
  3. Alasdair Evans – bowler
  4. Chris Greaves – bowler
  5. Hamza Tahir – bowler
  6. Jack Jarvis – batter/ bowler
  7. Michael Leask – allrounder
  8. Tomas Mackintosh – batter
  9. Christopher McBride – top order batter
  10. Brandon McMullen – batting allrounder
  11. George Munsey – opening batter
  12. Adrian Neill – bowler
  13. SAfyaan Sharif – bowler
  14. Chris Sole – bowler
  15. Mark Watt – bowler

SCO Predictions

  • Opening batter Mattew Cross, a wicketkeeper, performed admirably in the exhibition games by scoring over 30 runs. He intended to increase these runs into the fifties or higher.
  • B. McCullen has been the finest batter for the Scottish team and is a gifted all-arounder. He is a player that must be selected in the all-rounder area since he can also take some key wickets.
  • Another versatile player who can assist with the ball and the bat is Chris Greaves. He may be among the top players because he had four wickets in the exhibition games.
  • The innings’ first bowler is Chris Sole, who does a good job. He was the finest bowler for the Scottish team and added 4 wickets with a respectable average in the exhibition games.

Predicted Playing XI


  • Paul Stirling
  • Andrew Balbirnie(c)
  • Harry Tector
  • Andy McBrine
  • Lorcan Tucker(wk)
  • Curtis Campher
  • George Dockrell
  • Gareth Delany
  • Mark Adair
  • Joshua Little
  • Benjamin White


  • Matthew Cross(wk)
  • Christopher McBride
  • Brandon McMullen
  • George Munsey
  • Richie Berrington(c)
  • Tomas Mackintosh
  • Michael Leask
  • Chris Greaves
  • Mark Watt
  • Safyaan Sharif
  • Chris Sole

Fantasy Team

  • Wicketkeepers: Lorcan Tucker, Matthew Cross
  • Batters: Harry Tector, Richie Berrington, George Dockrell
  • All-Rounders: Andy McBrine, Curtis Campher, Brandon McMullen, Chris Greaves
  • Bowlers: Mark Adair, Chris Sole
  • Captain: Curtis Campher / George Dockrell
  • Vice-captain: Brandon McMullen / Harry Tector


In this game, Ireland will likely fight back aggressively as they are considered a dominant team against Scotland. The Ireland vs Scotland match will likely end in a victory for Scotland and add to their significant number of victories against Ireland, unless Scotland ends up winning the match and defying the odds that cricket sportsbooks might have placed against them.

Will they win this match? The outcome of this thrilling contest will only become clear with time.

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