New Zealand vs Namibia T20 World Cup 2021 On Friday, November 5, at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah, New Zealand, and Namibia will face off in Match No.36 of the current T20 World Cup 2021. With a net run rate of 0.816, the Black Caps, coached by Kane Williamson, are now third in Group 2 with a net run rate of 0.816. With a win in their next game, they will move into second place and increase their chances of making the semi-finals. Namibia, on the other side, has shown tenacity but will require a miracle to break into the top two. Pakistan had previously defeated them by 45 runs.
Match: New Zealand vs Namibia – Match 36
Date – 5th November 2021
Time: 03:30 PM IST
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.
So far in the T20 tournament, the pitch in Sharjah has been a sporty one. It hasn’t been difficult to score boundaries, but the bowlers have gotten a lot out of the surface. Batting second should continue to be the preferred strategy for the clubs.
Average first innings score: 143 (8 T20Is in Sharjah in T20 World Cup 2021)
Record of Chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 3, Tied – 0
Sharjah’s weather will be sunny. The weather will be warm, with temperatures ranging from 25 to 34 degrees Celsius. The sky will be clear, and no rain is expected during the contest.
New Zealand and Namibia are yet to face each other in T20Is.
Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (wk), James Neesham, Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
Gerhard Erasmus (c), Zane Green (wk), Jan Frylinck, Ben Shikongo, Stephan Baard, Michael van Lingen, Craig Williams, David Wiese, JJ Smit, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Ruben Trumpelmann
Martin Guptill, after Virat Kohli, became the second male batsman to score 3000 runs in T20Is on Wednesday. For the past 12 years, he has been an essential element of the Black Caps’ setup. The veteran performed admirably in the last encounter, hitting 93 runs off 56 balls with six fours and seven sixes. Namibia might find up chasing leather if Guptill gets rolling.
Trent Boult has been New Zealand’s best bowler in the World Cup. He and Ish Sodhi are the joint-highest wicket-taker for the Black Caps in the tournament with six wickets each. Both with the fresh ball and at the death, the left-arm has done admirably. When facing Boult in their next game, Namibia’s batsmen must be wary.
David Wiese, a Namibian all-rounder, and former South African player has been outstanding in this event with his batting and bowling. In his most recent encounter, he scored 43 runs and grabbed a wicket for his team against a powerful Pakistani bowling attack. He’ll be focusing on maintaining his current form versus New Zealand.
The Kiwis, or New Zealand, will face Namibia after defeating Namibia by 16 runs in their last encounter. Namibia, on the other side, would be looking to bounce back after losing to Pakistan in their previous encounter. In their past two encounters, New Zealand outplayed their opponents in every aspect of the game. They have a talented and experienced batting and bowling lineup. Namibia has outperformed expectations and will be fired up to face the Kiwis in this encounter. They are capable of defeating larger teams and have previously done so in this event. Because of their expertise in larger events, we predict New Zealand to win this match.