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Scotland will be going to the next match with great confidence, and it is a great chance for them to win their next match against the United Arab Emirates because the Opposition is in deep trouble losing both of their matches.
They won their last match against Ireland by 1 wicket, and that too in the last ball of the match. It was a nail-biting match, but Scotland was able to win. Brandon McMullen was amazing against the Ireland side as he got fivers against the Ireland team and showed everyone why the team picked him in the playing 11, even though he is just 18 years old.
The United Arab Emirates needs to pull themselves if they want to go for the win against the Scotland side, and they have a great opportunity, but the way they lost in the last match against Oman was not the right way because it was a comfortable win by Oman against them.
In the last match, their opening batters did not really give them a good start as both of them got out on 8 runs, but then Aravind, Rameez Shahzad, and Asif Khan gave some stability to the side, but once again, they all got out, and in the end, it was Aayan Khan who able to help his team to make 227 runs.
Junaid Siddique gave his team an amazing start as he took 2 quick wickets for both openers of Oman, but after that, UAE failed to keep the pressure on, and the Oman side was able to keep building the partnerships to win the match against them by 5 wickets.
Scotland vs United Arab Emirates: Head-to-head ODI Record
Scotland and the United Arab Emirates played 12 matches against each other, in which Scotland won 8 of them and the United Arab Emirates won 4 of them.
Scotland does have the upper hand in the past and will be the favorite to win against them in the next match as they did in their last 2 encounters against them. They both were in the same group for ICC World Cup Qualifiers League stage 2.
In the last match between them, Scotland won the match by 86 runs and Mark Watt became the player of the match in that. He took 5 wickets against them and made 29 runs.
Pitch Report of Bulawayo Athletic Club, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe for ICC World Cup Qualifiers Match between Scotland vs the United Arab Emirates on June 23, 2023
|Match Played||7 matches|
|Batting first won||2 matches won|
|Batting second won||4 matches won|
|Average 1st innings scores||212 runs|
|Highest Team innings total||285/5 by Oman|
|Lowest Team innings total||91/10 by Hong Kong|
There was some swing in the initial of the match on Bulawayo Atheltic Club, Bulawayo, but after some over, it go easier for the batter to play their shots and be more comfortable on the pitch, which was seen in both innings in the match between Oman and the United Arab Emirates which was the latest match happened on this pitch.
Team Preview for Scotland
Scotland is one of the rising teams who is going to play with all their confidence, but they need to play as a team because, in the last match, most of the things were done by their young talented rising star Brandon McMullen who took 5 wickets and also scored 10 runs.
The top order of Scotland needs to perform better than they did in the last match because they were 5 wickets down on just 117, and most of the batters did not try to strike the ball as most had less than 80 strike rate.
Important Players of Scotland against the United Arab Emirates
1- Brandon McMullen needs to perform the same as he did in the last match against Ireland, in which he took five wickets. He is one of the upcoming top talents in the world of cricket. He played 9 matches and took 16 wickets. He also made 186 runs with an average of 37.20 runs.
2- Mark Watt has been one of the most important players for the Scotland team. Even though he is just 26, he played 55 ODI matches in which he took 80 wickets and made 418 runs with an average of 17.41. He is quite a smart bowler who must stay very economical with the ball and does not give away too many runs.
Team Preview of United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates will be willing to give their all in the next match against the Scotland team as they played against them many times, so they must have known their advantages and disadvantage.
The United Arab Emirates team is not performing well in both departments, but they have talented and skilled players who can turn the match around.
Important Players of the United Arab Emirates against Scotland
1- Rohan Mustafa is a senior experience player of UAE as he has already played 29 ODI matches, he scored 582 runs, and took 19 wickets. In the last match against Oman, he not did good with the bat, but with the ball, he picked up two crucial wickets.
2- Vritya Aravind is UAE’s best batter, as he has an average of 47 in his last 11 matches, in which he scored 480 runs with a strike rate of 73.48. He was quite good in the last match against the Oman team as he scored 49 runs but could not convert it into a high score.
Scotland vs United Arab Emirates: Probable Playing 11 of Scotland
Matthew Cross(w), Christopher McBride, Brandon McMullen, George Munsey, Richie Berrington(c), Tomas Mackintosh, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole
Scotland vs United Arab Emirates: Probable Playing 11 of United Arab Emirates
Muhammad Waseem(c), Ali Naseer, Vriitya Aravind(w), Rohan Mustafa, Basil Hameed, Asif Khan, Rameez Shahzad, Aayan Afzal Khan, Karthik Meiyappan, Zahoor Khan, Muhammad Jawadullah