SL vs. SCO Match Overview ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023

Sri lanka vs scotland icc 2023

The highly anticipated Sri Lanka vs Scotland, Match 19 of Group B of ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023 is expected to not disappoint fans around the world. The match overview as for many cricket fans will be an action-packed game filled with thrilling moments as both teams are determined to win and secure their spot in the World Cup.

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Looking at the points table, one can predict that this game will be a close fight between the two teams competing at Queens Sports Club on the 27th of June. SL is currently at the top of Group B while SCO is next to team by just a few points from their net run rate. If one is to look up their head-to-head records, Sri Lanka has played five games, winning five of them and losing none while Scotland has competed in five games, winning three and losing two.

Sri Lanka vs Scotland Pitch Report

The Queens Sports Club’s pitch has a level surface. Pacers benefit more from this pitch in the early innings. The middle overs will undoubtedly help spinners. Overall, this pitch will help batters. As a result, the game between SL and SCO is expected to be high scoring.

According to the Bulawayo weather prediction, Tuesday will be sunny with a high of 24 °C and a relative humidity of 31%. There is no risk of rain, and the 11 km/h wind and clear sky make for perfect game-day conditions.

Best Performances

Sri Lanka vs Scotland Best performances

The best player for this match, as well as the best batters and bowlers are yet to be announced. However, here are the players that you need to watch out for from each competing team:

Best Batters to Watch Out ForBest Bowlers to Watch Out For
Pathum Nissanka, SL
8 M • 312 Runs • 44.57 Avg • 85.71 SR
Lahiru Kumara, SL
9 M • 16 Wkts • 5.60 Econ • 24.56 SR
Dimuth Karunaratne, SL
6 M • 328 Runs • 82 Avg • 102.18 SR
Wanindu Hasaranga, SL
9 M • 22 Wkts • 4.62 Econ • 19.81 SR
Brandon McMullen, SCOT
10 M • 295 Runs • 42.14 Avg • 87.53 SR
Brandon McMullen, SCOT
10 M • 15 Wkts • 4.09 Econ • 28.80 SR
Michael Leask, SCOT
10 M • 315 Runs • 52.50 Avg • 116.23 SR
Mark Watt, SCOT
10 M • 23 Wkts • 3.76 Econ • 24.08 SR

Match Predictions SL vs. SCO

SL Vs. SCO Match predictions

Through the statistics provided earlier, the match will truly be a showcase of grit and determination from both sides. As for predictions, though the game will be a close call, some experts are leaning toward SL winning the match.

Probable Playing XI

Sri Lanka

  • Dasun Shanaka (captain)
  • Dimuth Karunaratne
  • Pathum Nissanka
  • Kusal Mendis (wicketkeeper)
  • Kasun Rajitha
  • Sadeera Samarawickrama
  • Charith Asalanka
  • Dhananjaya de Silva
  • Wanindu Hasaranga
  • Maheesh Theekshana
  • Lahiru Kumara


  • Richie Berrington (captain)
  • Christopher McBride
  • Matthew Cross (wicketkeeper)
  • Tomas Mackintosh
  • Michael Leask
  • Chris Greaves
  • Mark Watt
  • Safyaan Sharif
  • Adrian Neill
  • Chris Sole
  • Brandon McMullen

Fantasy Team XI

  • Captain: Wanindu Hasaranga 
  • Vice-captain: Brandon McMullen
  • Wicket-keepers: Kusal Mendis, Matthew Cross, Sadeera Samarawickrama
  • Bowlers: Kasun Rajitha, Mark Watt
  • Batters: Dimuth Karunaratne, Richie Berrington, Pathum Nissanka
  • All-rounders: Michael Leask, Wanindu Hasaranga, Brandon McMullen


In this competition, both teams have remained unbeaten, but now it’s time for them to face off and many cricket bettors will be anticipating which ones will win. Expect this match to be an exciting one as both teams will give their best to secure a place and advance into the next level of the ICC Qualifier for 2023.

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