We are about halfway through the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup, and there are more questions than there were at the start of the event. After the warm-ups, India’s qualifying appeared practically guaranteed, but the way the tournament has unfolded has definitely shocked everyone. The fight for second place in the tournament’s Group B is well and fully open, and it will be intriguing to see how things play out over the following few days.
Pakistan and Namibia, on the other hand, will be largely untouched by these events since their destinies have already been determined. They will be pitted against each other in what appears to be a dead-rubber match, but will still be crucial. The match will take place on November 2, 2021, at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Match Details to Note
Match: Pakistan vs Namibia, 31st Match, Super 12 Group 2, ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2021
Date: November 02, 2021 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Pakistan vs Namibia Team Previews
Following their victory over Afghanistan, Pakistan’s equation is clear and straightforward. They presently sit atop Group B’s points table, having completed their most challenging matches, and should comfortably advance to the World Cup’s semi-finals. Having said that, they would still want to be at their best going ahead because a slip-up here in a dead rubber may hit them again in the important matches.
With their performances, Pakistan has surely astonished everyone. However, considering their recent record and when playing in the UAE, it should not come as a surprise. Their first win of the tournament, against India, was undoubtedly their most clinical, as they sped through a spirited, in-form Indian squad.
Pakistan appeared to be in trouble in their second encounter, but a magnificent knock from Azhar Ali, along with a calming influence from Shoaib Malik, clinched the job for them. Once again, a cameo from Azhar Ali aided Pakistan’s victory over Afghanistan with an over to spare.
Pakistan may have seen everything in their three encounters thus far. They were put in tight positions twice in three matches, yet they managed to keep their cool to perfection – something they aren’t particularly known for. Overall, Pakistan has punched above their weight in all three matches thus far, and they have the momentum. These are the circumstances they want to play in, and overcoming them will be a difficult task for all teams going ahead, not just Namibia. Pakistan should be able to coast to a win in this forthcoming match if they can keep their unpredictable side out of the equation.
Pakistan T20 Squad
Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Haider Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed
Predicted XI: Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shoaib Malik, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr
From not even being in contention to compete in the World Cup to qualifying for the tournament’s second round is a trip that both management and supporters can be proud of. Namibia, on the other hand, would be striving higher and would have a task to accomplish. Following a humiliating setback at the hands of Afghanistan, Namibia will have their work cut out for them in the coming weeks, with three challenging matches on the schedule.
Namibia has followed a certain blueprint in the two matches so far, which succeeded the first time but did not work the second time. Namibia didn’t receive the start they wanted versus Afghanistan, despite the fact that the likes of Ruben Trumpelmann, JJ Smit, and David Wiese didn’t do anything wrong. Jan Frylinck was their weakest link in the bowling team, but given their choices, this should be a concern moving into the next match.
Namibia has followed a certain blueprint in the two matches so far, which succeeded the first time but did not work the second time. Namibia didn’t receive the start they wanted versus Afghanistan, despite the fact that the likes of Ruben Trumpelmann, JJ Smit, and David Wiese didn’t do anything wrong. Jan Frylinck was their weakest link in the bowling team.
Craig Williams and Gerhard Erasmus have done well thus far in the competition, but chasing or scoring higher than par scores might be a problem for them. Overall, Namibia has shocked everyone with their outstanding performance in the competition thus far, and they will need something special to trouble this in-form Pakistani team. However, as we witnessed in their encounter against the Netherlands, they have some extremely excellent players, and Pakistan would be well not to underestimate them.
Namibia T20 Squad
Craig Williams, Michael van Lingen, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Gerhard Erasmus (c), Zane Green (wk), David Wiese, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Pikky Ya France, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz, Stephan Baard, Michau du Preez, Karl Birkenstock, Ben Shikongo
Predicted XI: Craig Williams, Zane Green (wk), Gerhard Erasmus (c), David Wiese, Michau du Preez, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Stephan Baard, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz
Pakistan vs Namibia Toss Prediction
So far in the competition, the equation has been rather simple, with just a few captains deviating from the tradition of bowling first. With dew expected to play a role in the forthcoming match, the captain who wins the toss here is likely to choose to field first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Although all three surfaces have been quite comparable in the UAE, Abu Dhabi has been the most frequently utilised. This location has extensive side limits, making it difficult to hit over. Furthermore, the slowness of the surface makes striking further difficult. Fast bowlers have had greater success here than spinners, contrary to popular belief. This is partly due to the dew, which has a large influence in the second inning. Given these and other considerations, the team batting first would like to score at least 155 runs.
Pakistan vs Namibia Match Prediction
This is one of those games that will have little bearing on the outcome of the World Cup in the future. This match, on the other hand, would be extremely important for Namibia. A win against a test-playing side might boost their growth as a cricket squad, and Namibia will be ready for the task.
Given their performance thus far, Pakistan will be mindful of what Namibia is capable of. Having said that, Pakistan has proven to be a far superior team in the competition, and with everything working in their favour, betting for Pakistan’s victory in this next match should be the way to go. Back Pakistan to win easily over Namibia in their next World T20 encounter.
Pakistan is the favourite to beat Namibia at the odds of 1.04.
- Pakistan defeated Afghanistan in a hard-fought game played in Dubai.
- Afghanistan defeated Namibia by a wide margin in a game played in Abu Dhabi.
- Afghanistan’s recent match saw outstanding efforts by Naveen ul Haq, Hamid Hassan, and Mohammad Shahzad.
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