World Cup Qualifiers 2023: West Indies face Scotland in a do-or-die encounter

World Cup Qualifiers

On Saturday, July 1, 2023, at the Harare Sports Club in Zimbabwe, Match 3 of the Super Six round will bring together the West Indies and Scotland against one another at 12:30 PM IST. The West Indies have advanced to this round, but they have no points and may have significantly hurt their prospects of competing in the World Cup by losing two crucial games to Zimbabwe and the Netherlands when they were ahead.

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Scotland enters the round with two points and a higher spot in the points standings than the West Indies, and the projected favourite. In their final league game, they also had a chance to shock Sri Lanka, but it just wasn’t meant to be.

Since Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka stand with 6 points each in the Super Six standings with 3 wins out of 3 games, this match is going to be really crucial for both the West Indies and Scotland. West Indies need to win all their matches from now on to keep their hopes alive of travelling to India, and one loss will shatter their dreams.

Scotland have a win out of two games in the Super Six standings, but they will also not take any match lightly and would want to reach the maximum of 8 points, which will prove a strong case for them for a ticket to the sub-continent.

The West Indies’ starting lineup for this match is expected to remain mostly unchanged because it represents the best team on their current roster. In every game during the league phase of this competition, the Scottish team changed players for their starting lineup. Their team still has a respectable appearance, shows a lot of promise, and can pull off a major upset against the Caribbeans.

The match will once again be a battle to see which team handles pressure well and gets favoured by luck. The Windies have been performing well but are at rock bottom and have only upwards to go from here. Scotland will be eyeing their first appearance at the major tournament, and we will have a mouth-watering clash on our hands.