IRE vs SCT Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jun 21, 2023

IRE vs SCT Match Prediction - Jun 21, 2023

Ireland will be looking to bounce back and keep their qualification chances alive as they face Scotland in a Group B fixture of the ongoing ODI World Cup Qualifiers 2023 in Bulawayo.

Ireland vs Scotland head-to-head record

Both the teams have faced each other in 20 ODIs till now. Ireland has a clear advantage here with 15 wins, while Scotland has won 4. 1 match had no outcome.

Ireland vs Scotland Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the Disney+ Hotstar App or can be watched live on the Star Sports Network. 


IRE vs SCT Team Previews


Ireland’s poor run in the build-up to this tournament seems to have continued here too, as they lost their opening fixture on Monday. The team started as the favorites to win against Oman but were beaten quite convincingly in the end, making their journey to the marquee event even more difficult.

Ireland will pin its hopes on the opening pair of Andy McBrine and Paul Stirling to give them a good start here. The duo put up a 51-run partnership in the last match but failed to capitalize on it. Ireland has a strong middle order at its disposal as Harry Tector, Andrew Balbirnie, and Lorcan Tucker can play well. Tector scored a half-century in the opening fixture and will be looking to continue with his good form.

George Dockrell was excellent too, scoring 91 runs from just 89 deliveries. The bowling was a big letdown for the team in the last match and there is a big scope of improvement there. While Joshua Little and Mark Adair were quite economical and picked up 2 wickets each.

The other bowlers, including Ben White, Graham Hume, and McBrine seemed helpless in the face of a fightback by Oman. Ireland will have to make amends here if they want to keep their qualification chances alive. 


Ireland Playing 11

Andy McBrine, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, Andrew Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Ben White.


Scotland had a good run in League 2 as they dominated the opposing teams. They were the first ones to book a ticket to Zimbabwe and ended the tournament at the top of the points table.

However, things are not all good for Scotland as some of their key players are unavailable for this tournament. The team is yet to find worthy replacements for two of their top batsmen, Callum McLeod and Kyle Coetzer, who have retired, while Michael Jones and Josh Davey are unavailable due to prior commitments in County Cricket.

Brad Wheal is likely to miss out too due to an injury. George Munsey and Richard Berrington will be key batsmen for Scotland here. Jack Jarvis and Tom Mackintosh have performed well in the U19 circuit but only time will tell if they can fit in well with the seniors. All-rounder Brandon McMullen has made a strong start to his international career and will be looking to capitalize on that.

Coming to the bowling, Adrian Neill, Alasdair Evans, and Chris Sole are likely to lead the pace attack here. But in the absence of their key seamers, the new-ball bowling will remain an Achilles heel for Scotland. In such a case, there will be added pressure on Mark Watt and Hamza Tahir, who are the two established spinners on the team. 


Scotland Playing 11

Matthew Cross, Christopher McBride, Brandon McMullen, George Munsey, Richie Berrington, Tom Mackintosh, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Chris Sole, Safyaan Sharif.

IRE vs SCT Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bat first here. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at the Queen’s Club in Bulawayo is one of the more difficult ones to bat on. The bounce is a bit low and the surface is on the slower side too. The batsmen will have to settle down before they start playing the big shots. A score of around 260 will be a par score here. There is little help here for the seamers but the spinners will enjoy bowling here.

The weather is expected to be clear and pleasant. 


IRE vs SCT Betting Tips

While Ireland did suffer a big setback in the opening fixture, we expect them to bounce back here. Scotland is missing some of their key players and will find it difficult to perform, especially on this challenging surface.

Bet on Ireland to win. 


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    Total Ducks

    Over 1.5 (1.60)


The pitch at Bulawayo isn’t the easiest to bat on, especially for the underdogs. Scotland is carrying a relatively inexperienced team to this tour, while Ireland too has some out-of-form players. We can therefore expect at least 2 ducks here.

  1. Betway


    Scotland Top Bowler

    Mark Watt (4.10)


Mark Watt is one of the most experienced bowlers in the Scotland team. The surface at Queen’s Park is on the slower side and is quite suitable for spinners. We can therefore expect him to bowl a good spell here.

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    Harry Tector total runs

    over 30.5 (1.83)


Tector is a vital cog in the Irish batting line-up. He averages 52.00 in ODIs and has scored 31 or more runs in 4 of his last 5 One Day outings.

Today Match Prediction

Ireland To Win the Match, 1.51

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Who will win IRE vs SCT

Ireland 71.43% (60)
Scotland 28.57% (24)
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