NAM vs IRE Prediction: Group B matches came to their conclusion yesterday in the T20 World Cup. Bangladesh registered a massive 84 runs win over Papua New Guinea and qualified for the Super 12 stages. Scotland maintained their 100% record as they eased past Oman’s total with eight wickets to spare.
The final two games of Group A will be held in Sharjah cricket stadium. Namibia are set to lock horns with Ireland in the afternoon game. It is a knockout game and the winner will move to the Super 12 stages along with Sri Lanka. Netherlands have been knocked out of the tournament.
Namibia vs Ireland
Match 11, T20 World Cup
22 October 2021, 03:30 PM IST
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
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 in four venues- Muscat, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. T20 World Cup will be broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
NAM vs IRE Head to Head: Ireland have the upper hand with 5 wins as compared to Namibia’s one win.
NAM – 20%
IRE – 80%
Ireland are the far more experienced side and well-balanced unit. They are expected to win this game comfortably. However, they would be wary of Namibia’s threat with the bat. The betting sites seem to favor the Irish outfit.
Bet365: NAM: 2.75; IRE: 1.44
Paul Stirling continues his good form with the bat. He can also roll over his arm and pick up wickets. He has 2532 runs in 90 innings at an average of 30.2 and 22 wickets
David Wiese is a world-renowned all-rounder who has played T20 cricket worldwide. He put on a great show with the bat in the last game. He has taken 28 wickets in 25 games at an economy of 7.6.
Mark Adair has been Ireland’s best bowler in recent times. He has 50 wickets in just 28 games at an economy of 6.8. He is also quite handy with the bat in the lower middle order.
NAM Playing XI
Stephan Baard, Zane Green (wk), Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus (c), David Wiese, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Pikky Ya France, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz
IRE Playing XI
Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Neil Rock (wk), Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Benjamin White, Joshua Little
It is a slow wicket in Sharjah as observed in the IPL. Spinners will get some assistance and the pacers will reap rewards for their cutters and slower deliveries. 130-140 is a par score on this wicket. The team winning the toss might elect to bat second as chasing has been easier recently.
If NAM bats first: 120-130
If IRE bats first: 130-140
Sharjah will have clear skies and a bright sunny day ahead. The temperatures in the morning hours are around 28 degrees Celsius. It will gradually heat up and the maximum temperature during the day by 01:00 PM local time is expected to be 34 degrees. During the match hours in the afternoon, the temperature is expected to be 33 degrees. The winds will be light and the relative humidity percentage is expected to be in the forties.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Z Green
BATSMEN: K O’Brien, P Stirling, G Delany
ALL-ROUNDERS: C Campher, D Wiese, J Smit, J Frylinck
BOWLERS: M Adair, J Little, B Scholtz
Captain choices: M Adair, P Stirling
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