- admin | October 21, 2021 | 4:06 am
Namibia vs Ireland T20 World Cup 2021 Today Match Prediction. While most Namibia bowlers lack the X-factor in terms of pace or variations, they are well-versed in the game and can cause havoc as a group. Bernard Scholtz, the country’s all-time leading wicket-taker, is the head of the pack and can annoy batsmen with his precision. While the warmup losses would have shattered their morale, Namibia had a solid pre-tournament winning record to fall back on in a pinch.
Prior to this match, Ireland had won both of its warm-up games. They began by defeating Papua New Guinea by an eight-wicket margin. Craig Yound and Benjamin White each took three wickets as PNG were reduced to 96/8. With Andrew Balbrinie and Curtis Campher leading the way with the bat, the Irish team made short work of the chase.
Match: Namibia vs Ireland 11th match group-A.
Date: October 22, 2021 (Friday).
Time: 03:30 PM IST.
Venue: Sharjah cricket stadium, Sharjah.
During the game, The temperature is predicted to be between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius, which should make for a nice bat-and-ball match.
In the middle overs, the Sharjah strip is likely to help spinners a lot. Batters will take their time before taking their shots. On this track, 130-150 might be a decent good score.
Namibia vs Ireland Playing 11
Namibia Predicted Playing 11
Gerhard Erasmus (c), Stephan Baard, Zane Green (w), Craig Williams, David Wiese, Jan Frylinck, Ben Shikongo, Bernard Scholtz, Michael van Lingen, JJ Smit, Pikky Ya France
Ireland Predicted Playing 11
Andy Balbirnie (C), Lorcan Tucker, Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Craig Young, Andy McBrine, Kevin O’Brien, Simi Singh, Curtis Campher.
Kevin O’Brien, who was previously on the team in 2009 and played a match-winning hand alongside brother Niall against Bangladesh with a stroke-filled 17-ball 39 not out, will be their main player. In 2011, he rose to prominence after getting the fastest-ever century in a 50-over World Cup match against England in Bengaluru. In a match against Oman earlier this month, he hit Ireland’s first-ever century in the shortest format, scoring 124 off just 62 balls.
Namibia’s T20 captain is Gerhard Erasmus. At the age of 23, he was assigned the duty of leading the squad. In May of this year, Erasmus made his T20I debut against Ghana. He’s played 22 games since then, hitting 522 runs and taking 12 wickets.
- After Lasith Malinga and Rashid Khan, Campher became the third bowler in an international match to take four wickets in as many deliveries. Malinga has accomplished this feat on two occasions.
- In T20I cricket, Paul Stirling became the first Irish player to reach 2,500 runs.
Namibia vs Ireland Match Tips
Namibia is heading into this encounter after losing their first warm-up match to Oman. Namibia had its moments of glory in the game, but they fell short in the key moments. In their allocated twenty overs, Oman batted first and scored 152/8. Namibia only earned a score of 120/9 in response. With the willow, Captain Gerhard Erasmus was Namibia’s lone bright beacon.
Meanwhile, Scotland got off to a winning start in the warm-ups, defeating the Netherlands by a wide score. Ireland will be full of confidence after a string of victories in which their batting and bowling have performed admirably. They’ll be aiming to reclaim their form, and this is a crucial match for both sides as they look to get off to a winning start. We think Ireland has more chances to win this game.
Today’s match prediction; Ireland to win the match.