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Free cricket tips, best bets and analysis for Friday’s T20 World Cup matches in Australia.

where to watch

Scotland v Zimbabwe
Sky Sports Cricket & Main Event, 9am Friday

West Indies versus Ireland
Sky Sports Cricket & Main Event, 5am Friday

Best bet

P Stirling to score under 20.5 runs for Ireland against West Indies
2pts 5-6 betting fair

Friday betting preview

The race to reach the Super 12 stage of the Twenty20 World Cup has come to a close in Group B and the formula is simple for all four teams involved: win and you’re in.

Scotland, Zimbabwe, West Indies and Ireland have each won one and lost one of their first two assignments and are currently separated by net run rate.

With rain forecast in Hobart on Friday, if both matches are drawn it is Scotland and Zimbabwe who will qualify to play the top flight.

The Windies and Ireland will hope a higher net run rate doesn’t come into play and they get the ball rolling in a winner-takes-all clash at Bellerive Oval early Friday morning.

After slipping to a shock 42-point loss to Scotland in their curtain-raiser, the Windies responded with pressure to secure a 31-point victory over Zimbabwe, which was the same margin of victory recorded by the Chevrons in their first victory against Ireland. .

Ireland also bounced back to silence Scotland in a six-wicket win on Wednesday but had Curtis Campher and George Dockrell, who put on a superb stand of 119 runs, to thank for the victory.

The Greens and Whites had found themselves 29-2 in that game and were also 22-4 in their loss to Zimbabwe, suggesting the Windies’ bowling attack could thrive against a higher order under – efficient.

Irish star fly-half Paul Stirling appears to be lacking in confidence, just as he did domestically in The Hundred for Southern Brave, and managed just eight runs from his two innings in Australia.

Betfair launches Stirling’s total at 20.5, but based on current evidence, that seems too high.

The game between Scotland and Zimbabwe promises to be a cracker and it’s hard to call, although the versatile and highly experienced Sikandar Raza looks vital to the Chevrons’ chances.

After hitting 82 from just 48 balls in the win over Ireland, Raza went on to take 3-19 from his four overs against the Windies.

It might therefore be worth considering revisiting the player performances of Raza, where players score one run per run, 20 runs per wicket and ten runs per strike. However, this market had not yet been formed late Wednesday evening.

England suffered a blow ahead of Saturday’s T20 World Cup opener with Afghanistan, losing left arm Reece Topley from the competition to injury. Tymal Mills was drafted in as a replacement for his Topley.

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