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Australia vs Scotland ICC Cricket T20 World Cup Match Tips - Scotland pressure England for Super Eights spot

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  • Australia vs Scotland tips for Sunday, June 16
  • Match start is at 10:30 AM AEST at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
  • Australia likely to rest players; Scotland needs a win to advance
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George Munsey will need a big innings with the bat for Scotland. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Australia vs Scotland ICC Cricket World Cup Match Preview and Tips


As much as the heart wants the Aussies to throw this game so England do not progress to the Super Eights, I don’t believe that is going to happen. However, I do see Scotland making a fight of this contest and covering the 7.5 wicket / 65.5 run handicap that is given. 
  • Australia vs Scotland ICC Cricket World Cup Match Preview and Tips
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  • Australia Form
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  • Scotland Squad
  • Australia vs Scotland Frequently Asked Questions

Scotland need to win this game to ensure they progress and England do not come past the group stage. Australia know this and they have already qualified so expect some players to get rested and a wider variety of bowlers in their attack.

Scotland opener George Munsey will need to have a big innings if they are a chance, even if they lose, a 30+ score is what will be required but getting $2.37 for 20+ is the safer bet. 

As much as I hate to say it, it would be ironic if a big score from England’s nemesis David Warner was what saves them, so I’m throwing a a unit on the Australian opener to top score purely based on the storyline. 

Head to Head 


This is the first time Australia will meet Scotland in T20 cricket.

Australia and Scotland have played twice in the One Day International format with the Aussies winning both games. The two nations have not met since 2013.

Australia Form


Australia stamped their authority on the World Cup, backing up their victory against England by demolishing Namibia by 9 wickets, bowling them out for just 72 runs after 17 overs. It then took the Aussie batsmen just 5.4 overs to reach the target. Travis Head top scored with 34 runs. David Warner was caught at mid off for 20 and captain Mitch Marsh did the rest, scoring 18 runs.

David Warner has the most runs for the Aussies and the third most in the World Cup, currently scoring 115 runs at a strike-rate of 153.33. Adam Zampa leads the bowlers with 8 wickets from 72 balls.

Australia Squad


Mitch Marsh (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

Scotland Form


Scotland have put themselves in a great position to qualify to the second phase of the 2024 Cricket World Cup playing out a ‘No Result’ with England in their opener and winning their following two matches against Namibia by 5 wickets and 9 balls and Oman by 7 wickets and 41 balls.

If Scotland beat Australia they qualify to the Super Eights, if they lose, it will all come down to net run rate which will also depend on how much England wins their final match by and how close the Scots can come to Australia.

The important factor for Scotland is they need to score runs and will want to bat first. They will need a big innings from George Munsey who leads the team with 89 runs and his opening partner Michael Jones who is close behind with 87 runs. 

Scotland Squad


Richie Berrington (c), Matthew Cross, Bradley Currie, Chris Greaves, Oli Hairs, Jack Jarvis, Michael Jones, Michael Leask, Brandon McMullen, George

Australia vs Scotland Frequently Asked Questions

What time does Australia vs Scotland start?

First ball between Australia vs Scotland is at 10:30 AM AEST, Sunday, June 16

What channel is Australia vs Scotland on?

You can watch Australia vs Scotland on Amazon Prime Video

Verdict

The likely outcome is that Scotland fight in this match and cover the handicap George Munsey will score 20+ runs and David Warner will top score and possible save England from embarrassment.
Best Bet1: Scotland Handicap +7.5 wickets / + 65.5 runs @8/15 at Topsport - 2 Units
Best Bet2: George Munsey 20+ Runs @11/8 at Neds - 2 Units
Best Bet3: David Warner Australia Top Batter @11/4 at Justbet - 1 Unit
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