PAK vs NAM Prediction: England defeated Sri Lanka yesterday, making it four wins in a row. Despite a rough start, England scored 163/4 in their first innings. Jos Buttler scored his first international T20 century, which included six boundaries and six maximums. Sri Lanka were bowled out for 137 in reply, with the English spinners playing a crucial role.
Pakistan will take on Namibia in the evening game which will also be held at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan are top of group 2 having won all their three encounters so far and now have two easy fixtures. Namibia won their opening game against Scotland but are not expected to pose much of a threat to other teams.
PAK vs NAM Cricket Betting Tips
Pakistan vs Namibia
Match 31, T20 World Cup
2 November 2021, 07:30 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed 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.
PAK vs NAM Head to Head: This will be the first international game between the two sides.
PAK – 90%
NAM – 10%
Pakistan are overwhelming favorites for this encounter and make it four wins out of four. They are a well balanced side with a mixture of youth and experience. Namibia will have to play out of their skins to give a fight to the Asian giants.
Bet365: PAK: 1.05; NAM: 11.00
Babar Azam is one of the most consistent batters in the world. He will be looking to make the most of this opportunity against an ordinary Namibia attack. He has 2332 runs in 49 innings at an average of 47.
Shaheen Shah Afridi will be too hot to handle for the Namibia batters. He has picked up five wickets so far in the tournament at an economy of just over 6.
JJ Smit is one of Namibia’s key all-rounders. He has been amongst the wickets in every game and can also contribute with the bat. He has 421 runs in 19 innings at an average of 35.
PAK Playing XI
Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi
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
Run-making has been difficult on a bowler-friendly wicket in Abu Dhabi. Batsmen should make the most of the powerplay and set realistic targets. 150-160 should be a fighting total on this wicket. Chasing should be the way forward as most of the games are being won by the team batting second.
If PAK bats first: 170-180
If NAM bats first: 110-120
The sunset in Abu Dhabi is at 05:41 PM local time. With a little bit of cooling due to clear skies overhead, the temperature as the second match begins is expected to be 30 degrees Celsius. It will slowly cool down to 29 degrees towards the end. The humidity is expected to be close to 60% and winds will be light. A moderate amount of dew will affect the ground condition towards the second half of the match. From human comfort level, it will feel like 33-34 degrees.
WICKET-KEEPERS: M Rizwan
BATSMEN: S Malik, B Azam, C Williams
ALL-ROUNDERS: D Wiese, S Khan, J Frylinck, J Smit
BOWLERS: H Ali, S Afridi, H Rauf
Captain choices: S Afridi/ B Azam
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