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SCO vs ZIM Today Match Prediction 2nd T20I, Cricket Betting Tips, 17th September


  • Match: Scotland vs Zimbabwe (SCO vs ZIM)
  • Date- 17th September 2021
  • Match Format- 2nd T20I
  • Venue- Grange Cricket Club, Edinburgh 
  • Time- 6:30 PM (IST)
  • Weather Forecast- Overcast with some Showers,17℃

SCO vs ZIM, 2nd T20I General Online Betting Odds

Scotland – 2.10

Zimbabwe – 1.7

SCO vs ZIM Today Match Prediction, 2nd T20I, 17th September 2021

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Zimbabwe lost the first match and their disappointing run on this tour of Ireland and Scotland continues. They already lost badly against the Irish team recently and were expected to bounce back in this series but they are again in danger of losing the T20I series. It is a 3 match series and pressure is really mounting on the Zimbabwe team after such pathetic results against lower reputed teams. 

In the first match, they couldn’t chase 142 runs and were left stunned by Scotland in every department. Their team is relatively experienced and with returns of players like Sean Williams then surely expectations are high from this team going into the final two T20Is.

Top Batsmen from the 1st match

  • Craig Ervine- 26 runs at 96.30 strike rate
  • M Shumba- 46 runs at 150.00 strike rate
  • Sean Williams- 28 runs at 100.00 strike rate 

Top Bowler from the 1st match

  • Chatara- 2 wickets at 5.80 economy
  • Masakadza 1 wicket at 5.00 economy 
  • Jongwe– 2 wickets at 7.00 economy 


Scotland was terrific in the first match and pulled off a magnificent upset against a strong Zimbabwe team. Scotland is really strong at their home and in the past, they have defeated teams like England. They use their home conditions to perfection and try to put pressure on opposition from ball one. 

Although they didn’t have the best of starts against Zimbabwe and were down to 3 wickets inside 3 overs thrilling 82 runs off 61 balls to give them a respectable total of 141 runs. Then their bowlers produced a masterclass on a good enough batting wicket to restrict Zimbabwe to 134 runs. Scotland is now hunting to clinch their historic series win against a test-playing nation. 

Top Batsmen of Scotland from 1st match 

  • Berrington- 82 runs at 134.43 strike rate
  • Matthew Cross- 14 runs at 77.78 strike rate
  • Leask- 11 runs at 84.62 strike rate

Top Bowler of Scotland from series

  • Safyaan Sharif- 4 wickets at 6.00 economy 
  • Alasdair Evans- 1 wicket at 5.20 economy 
  • Chris Sole- 1 wickets at 6.00 economy 

Venue Stats:

Match Venue      Grange Cricket Club
Total matches9
Matches won batting first6
Matches won bowling first3
Average 1st Inns scores162
Average 2nd Inns scores137
The highest total recorded210/5 (20 Ov) by AFG vs SCO
The lowest total recorded82/10 (14.4 Ov) by SCO vs PAK
The highest score chased168/2 (17.2 Ov) by AFG vs UAE
The lowest score defended141/6 (20 Ov) by SCO vs ZIM

Weather Report

The weather will be cloudy and overcast the whole day and we could experience rain any time on the matchday. There are strong possibilities of rain but before the timing of the match. But the weather is very cloudy and dark which could be heaven to bowl for fast bowlers in the powerplay.

  • Rain: 30%
  • Humidity 78%
  • Wind speed: 11 km/h.
  • Temperature- 14-17 Degree Celsius

Pitch Report

Pitch was a bit two-paced in the first match but it was not that tough as the scoreboard depicts. Three Zimbabwe Batsmen scored more than 25 runs but couldn’t maximize their start which was the main reason behind their unsuccessful chase. Pitch will be the same and batsmen need to bat for long as jobs for new batters are really tough.

SCO vs ZIM, 2nd T20I Match, Today Match Prediction

Let’s check out the crucial playing 11 for today’s game and the Prediction for this match.

SCO Playing XI

George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Ollie Hairs, Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Matthew Cross (wk), Michael Leask, Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, Chris Sole, Alasdair Evans

Wicket-keeper: Matthew Cross (wk)

Batsmen: George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Ollie Hairs, Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod

All-rounders:  Michael Leask 

Bowlers: Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, Chris Sole, Alasdair Evans

ZIM Playing XI

Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Regis Chakabva (wk), Craig Ervine (c), Sean Williams, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava

Wicket-keeper: Regis Chakabva (wk)

Batsmen: Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Craig Ervine (c)

All-rounders: Milton Shumba, Sean Williams

Bowlers: Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava

SCO vs ZIM – Who will win the match, Today Match Prediction:

Scotland is expected to win the match against Zimbabwe

KhelTalk experts feel Scotland will win against Zimbabwe in this match. Scotland pulled off a magnificent upset in the first match and again will be looking to snatch another victory to win their first T20I series against a Test-playing nation. Scotland was far more dominant than Zimbabwe in every department.

Although their batting didn’t perform according to expectations, still they found a way to win the match. Zimbabwe is in tremendous pressure especially after the loss to Ireland and this series could make their problems worse going into World T20 qualifiers. They still have a superior squad than Scotland but we expect Scotland to again win against Zimbabwe.

Top Batsman from Zimbabwe – Sean Williams (6.50 odds)

Sean Williams is the heart and soul of Zimbabweans batting order especially after the retirement of Brendon Taylor. Williams is an experienced player and has played a lot of Cricket against quality oppositions. He can play both roles in the batting order, could stabilize innings, and could take down bowlers through his brutal hitting. The left-handed batsman is delightful to watch when he is on the song and in the first match, he showed glimpses of his forthcoming. He is our pick for best batsman from Zimbabwe.

Top Batsman from Scotland – Kyle Coetzer (4.00 odds)

Kyle Coetzer failed to deliver in the first match but is Scotland’s biggest hope in this match. The 37-year-old veteran has played more than 55 T20Is for Scotland and is arguably the best batsman for Scotland in this format. He is a terrific player of seam bowling and his hand-eye coordination is just iconic. Kyle has been in good domestic form and can give you big returns from this match. He is our pick for best batsman from Scotland.

Top Bowler from Zimbabwe  – Tendai Chatara (4.00 odds)

Tendai Chatara has made a comeback into the T20I side in this series and in the first match itself, he showed why he has been called up. He took 2 wickets and exploited overcast conditions to near perfection.

His slinging action also makes life tough for batters and is really tough to pick sometimes. Chatara will again be Scotland’s biggest threat especially since conditions are again expected to be overcast. He can give you good returns from this match. Chatara is our pick for best bowler from Zimbabwe.

Top Bowler from Scotland – Safyaan Sharif (3.75 odds)

Safyaan Sharif took 4 wickets in the first match and the overall record in T20Is is exceptional. He has taken 53 wickets at a strike rate of 16.74. The right-arm fast bowler is really quick in the air and likes to keep ball wicket to wicket.

Sharif is a really threatening candidate when the ball starts moving in the air and can again destroy Zimbabwens batters. He is a genuine wicket-taker and can give you big returns. Safyaan Sharif is our pick for best bowler from Scotland.

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