SCT vs UAE Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jun 23, 2023

SCT vs UAE Match Prediction - Jun 23, 2023

UAE will be fighting for survival as it faces Scotland for match number 12 in the ongoing ODI World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe. The match will be played at the Bulawayo Athletic Club on Friday.

Scotland vs UAE head-to-head record

Both teams have faced each other in 12 ODIs till now. Scotland has the upper hand with 8 wins, while UAE has won 4.

Scotland vs UAE 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. 


SCT vs UAE Team Previews


Scotland pulled off a stunning last-ball win over Ireland in their opening fixture and gathered 2 important points from the match. With 3 spots available for grabs for a place in the quarterfinals, a win here will almost certainly take the team through.

Christopher McBride played an excellent knock for Scotland at the top of the order, scoring a gritty half-century even as the wickets at the opposite end fell at regular intervals. The team will expect a better show with the bat from the likes of Matthew Cross, Brandon McMullen, George Munsey, and Richie Berrington. All-rounder Michael Leask scored a brilliant 91 of just 61 deliveries and will need to play another good knock here if he wants his team to win.

His 82-run partnership with Mark Watt for the 8th wicket was instrumental in helping his team clinch the last-ball thriller. Talking about the bowling, Brandon McMullen claimed his first international fifer and looks in good form with the ball.

He will be looking at Chris Sole and Safyaan Sharif to give him support at the other end. Mark Watt and Chris Greaves are the two specialist spinners on the team and will be helped by all-rounders Leask and McBride. 


Scotland Playing 11

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

United Arab Emirates

The UAE will be pretty disappointed with its performance here, especially after playing well in the Qualifier Playoffs to get here in first place. The team has suffered huge losses in both the matches it has played so far, which has also affected its NRR. As things stand now, UAE seems to be heading for a certain exit,

Muhammad Waseem and Vriitya Aravind are among the most experienced batsmen on the team and the team will be hoping that at least one of them goes on to play a big inning here. Aravind scored 49 runs in his last outing but that wasn’t enough to take his team to a match-winning total.

Rameez Shahzad and Asif Khan have got good starts but haven’t been able to convert them into a big inning. The team has some quality all-rounders like Rohan Mustafa, Basil Hameed, Ali Naseer, and Aayan Khan and they will be expected to contribute with the bat as well as the ball.

Mustafa has been the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets in 2 matches, but the bowling in general has been a big disappointment. Junaid Siddiqui looks promising with the new ball and we expect him to play a bigger role in the upcoming games.

Karthik Meiyappan and Zahoor Khan, who are among UAE’s best bowlers, have remained wicketless. 

United Arab Emirates Playing 11

Mohammad Waseem, Rohan Mustafa, Vriitya Aravind, Aryansh Sharma, Asif Khan, Basil Hameed, Ali Naseer, Aayan Khan, Karthik Meiyappan, Zahoor Khan, Junaid Siddique.

SCT vs UAE Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl 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 Athletic Club in Bulawayo isn’t the easiest to bat on and the batsmen will have to settle in before playing the big shots. A score of around 270 is a par score here. The seamers will get some movement early on but the surface should settle and get easier to bat on as the match progresses.

The spinners will come into action later on in the match. The weather is expected to remain clear with pleasant temperatures. 


SCT vs UAE Betting Tips

Looking at the way UAE has performed in the last couple of matches, we think that it is highly unlikely that they will be able to bounce back here. On the other hand, Scotland will be very confident when they take to the field.

Bet on Scotland to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Team with top bowler of the match

    Scotland (1.79)


Scotland has a potent bowling attack at its disposal. Brandon McMullen was excellent in the last match, while the others including Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, and Chris Greaves are capable of exploiting the conditions here. On the other hand, the UAE bowlers have struggled to perform so far.

  1. 10CRIC


    UAE fall of 1st wicket

    Over 18.5 (1.83)


UAE is likely to start with Muhammad Waseem and Rohan Mustafa as their opening pair here. While they didn’t play well in the last match, we expect them to bounce back here and put up a good opening partnership here.

  1. Bet365


    Vriitya Aravind total runs

    Over 24.5 (1.87)


Vriitya Aravind is a reliable performer with the bat for UAE. He had shown good form before the start of this tournament and has scored 25 or more runs in 6 of his last 7 One Day innings.

Today Match Prediction

Scotland To Win the Match, 1.64

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Who will win SCT vs UAE

Scotland 72.7% (48)
United Arab Emirates 27.3% (18)
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