Revealed on: Nov 05, 2021
New Zealand will face Namibia in match quantity 36 of the T20 World Cup 2021 on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday. The match will probably be performed as a part of the Group 2 encounters within the Tremendous 12 spherical of the ICC occasion. The sport will start at 3:30 PM IST and a pair of:00 PM native time.
Whereas Pakistan have already certified for the semi-finals from the group, there’s a tussle between New Zealand, Afghanistan and India for the second spot. The Kiwis are greatest positioned having received two of their three matches. They subsequent face Namibia adopted by Afghanistan. If the Kiwis win each of their remaining matches, they are going to be by with none calculations coming into play.
For now although the Kiwis’ focus will probably be on successful the upcoming conflict in opposition to Namibia. Though they beat Scotland, it was not a convincing win. Batting first, they misplaced three wickets for 52 with Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson and Devon Conway all falling cheaply. Nevertheless, Martin Guptill scored an excellent 93 and acquired good assist from Glenn Phillips (33) because the Kiwis recovered to put up 172 for five.
Within the bowling, Trent Boult and Tim Southee have been spectacular whereas Mitchell Santner was economical. Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi additionally claimed a few scalps however he was clobbered for fairly a number of in the long run. Adam Milne additionally proved costly, going for 36 in his 4 – 20 of these coming in a single over with 5 consecutive fours. Scotland’s Michael Leask hammered an unbeaten 42 off 20, which meant Scotland solely misplaced by 16 runs in the long run. So New Zealand positively have a number of areas to ponder upon
Namibia, on anticipated strains, discovered the going very robust in opposition to a high quality Pakistan outfit. Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam have been too good for them with the bat whereas all of the bowlers mixed to carry them within the chase. Besides David Wiese and Craig Williams nobody may stand as much as the Pakistan problem.
New Zealand Predicted XI: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (wk), James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
Namibia Predicted XI: Stephan Baard, Michael van Lingen, Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus (c), David Wiese, JJ Smit, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Ruben Trumpelmann, Zane Inexperienced (wk), Jan Frylinck, Ben Shikongo
Prime fantasy picks for New Zealand vs Namibia conflict: Martin Guptill, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Craig Williams, David Wiese, Ruben Trumpelmann
–Renin Wilben Albert