AFG vs NAM Prediction: South Africa took on Sri Lanka yesterday at Sharjah cricket stadium. Put in to bat first, Pathum Nissanka’s 72 off 58 balls powered Sri Lanka to 142 in 20 overs. South Africa were looking down and out after Hasaranga’s hat trick but a late cameo by David Miller took them over the line. After getting early breakthroughs, England restricted Australia to just 125 in the evening game. In reply, they chased it down with ridiculous ease with eight overs to spare as Jos Buttler blasted 71 off 32.
Afghanistan now take on Namibia in the afternoon game at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. After comfortably winning the opening vs Scotland, Afghanistan gave a good account of themselves versus Pakistan but fell short due to Asif Ali’s late heroics. Namibia, on the other hand, got over the line versus Scotland after restricting them to 109.
AFG vs NAM Cricket Betting Tips
Afghanistan vs Namibia
Match 27, T20 World Cup
31 October 2021, 03:30 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. It will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. The matches are split into four venues- Muscat, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. T20 World Cup will be broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
AFG vs NAM Head to Head: Afghanistan have comfortably won both their encounters versus Namibia.
AFG – 80%
NAM – 20%
Afghanistan have several experienced T20 campaigners in their ranks and are expected to win the match comfortably. Their spin bowling is next to none and Namibia will have to counter that if they want to get anything from this game.
Bet365: AFG: 1.12; NAM: 6.00
Mujeeb ur Rahman ran rings around the Scottish batsmen and was very economical even against Pakistan. He has 31 wickets in 21 innings at an economy of under 6 runs an over.
Mohammed Shahzad would relish batting against Namibia. The wicket-keeper batsman is a destructive player who can take the game away from Namibia if he hangs around. He has 1966 runs in 67 innings including 12 fifties and a hundred.
Jan Frylinck has been consistently ticking the wickets column with his clever bowling. He can also get you some vital runs. He has 42 wickets in 23 matches at an economy of 5.9.
AFG Playing XI
Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Mohammad Nabi (c), Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb ur Rehman
NAM Playing XI
Craig Williams, Zane Green (wk), Gerhard Erasmus (c), David Wiese, JJ Smit, Michael van Lingen, Jan Frylinck, Rubel Trumpelmann, Pikky Ya France, Bernard Scholtz and Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton
The wicket in Abu Dhabi is perhaps the best for batting out of all the venues. Pacers might get some help early on and the batters should make the most of the powerplay. It is unlikely we will see a high-scoring game. The team winning the toss might elect to bat second as chasing has been easier. All games but one have been won by the chasing side.
If AFG bats first: 160-170
If NAM bats first: 130-140
Abu Dhabi will have clear blue skies and a bright sunny day ahead. The temperature in the morning hours is around 27 degrees Celsius. It will gradually heat up and the maximum temperature by mid-day will be 33 degrees Celsius and will remain so for most of the match duration. However with the sun shining hard, light winds, and humidity in the range of 40-50 %, it will feel like 36-37 degrees. The playing conditions will therefore continue to be tough in the afternoon hours.
WICKET-KEEPERS: M Shahzad
BATSMEN: A Afghan, N Zadran, C Williams
ALL-ROUNDERS: M Nabi, D Wiese, M van Lingen, J Frylinck
BOWLERS: Rashid Khan, Naveen ul Haq, Mujeeb ur Rahman
Captain choices: Mujeeb ur Rahman/ Rashid Khan
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