NAM vs SCO Dream11 Prediction: The seventh warm-up match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled to be played between Namibia and Scotland on 14 October (Thursday) at the ICC Academy Ground in Dubai. This will be the second warm-up games for both these teams and an important chance to prepare themselves and pick out the best possible permutations and combination before the Round 1 of the mega event.
Both these sides are coming into this game after facing quite contrasting results in their previous outings. Namibia had an impressive performance in the recently concluded UAE Summer T20 Bash where they defeated the trio of UAE, Scotland and Papua New Guinea. On the other hand, the Scotland team are not coming into the ICC T20 World Cup in the best of forms as they have managed to win just 1 of their last 5 T20I matches.
This will be a great opportunity for both these teams to prepare well for the T20 World Cup. Namibia are placed at the 19th position in the ICC T20I Rankings with 163 rating and 2438 points. On the other hand, Scotland are placed at the 14th position in the ICC T20I Rankings with 182 rating and 2553 points. Both these teams will also play the Round 1 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
Fixture Name: Match 7, Namibia vs Scotland
Competition: World T20 Warm-up Matches
Date: 14 October
Time: 11:30 AM IST
Ground: ICC Academy Ground, Dubai
Pitch Report: As seen in the first game on this venue, there was some swing on offer in the early part of the game but the conditions were perfect for the batsmen. Even though this will be a day-night fixture, the conditions are expected to be same but the spinners could get some purchase. The par score will remain around 160-170 with dew playing an important role. Therefore, it will be a good choice of decision to win the toss and opt to bowl first.
It will be a great move to pick more of Namibia players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams as they are the in-form team. Since it is the opening stage of the tournament, it will be a good decision to include more of batters and all-rounders to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of David Wiese, Jan Frylinck, Richie Berrington and George Munsey remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Matthew Cross
BATSMEN: Craig Williams, Stephan Baard, George Munsey
ALL-ROUNDERS: David Wiese, JJ Smit, Richie Berrington, Jan Frylinck
BOWLERS: Bernard Scholtz, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif
Namibia will start as the favourites to win this match due to their superb performance in the shorter format in the recent while. Both of their players in the batting as well as bowling departments have been in a good form. On the other hand, Scotland will also be hoping to gain some important confidence before the start of the all-important Round 1 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
For Namibia, it will be really important to continue the winning momentum both in the batting as well as bowling departments from their previous T20 wins. The trio of Stephan Baard, Craig Williams and JJ Smit will have to take the responsibility in the batting department. On the other hand, Ben Shikongo, Bernard Scholtz and David Wiese will form part of the bowling attack and they will be looking to pick wickets on regular basis.
Namibia’s all-rounder David Wiese delivered remarkably well in the recently concluded edition of the Caribbean Premier League T20 2021. He had a brilliant domestic season and has been effective both with the bat and ball in the shortest format of the game. Wiese has smacked more than 2800 runs after playing 267 T20 matches so far that includes six fifties. The right-arm seam bowler has also taken 208 wickets.
For Namibia, JJ Smit smashed an impressive innings of 48 runs off 34 balls against Papua New Guinea in the UAE Summer T20 Bash. He has picked up nearly 50 wickets at an economy of 7.22. JJ Smit has also scored more than 500 runs while playing 52 T20 matches that includes a career-best of 59. He will surely be an important player for Namibia leading into the T20 World Cup.
NAM Playing 11 (likely)
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For Scotland, it will be really crucial to gain some important confidence both with the bat and ball before the start of the mega T20 tournament. The trio of George Munsey, Calum MacLeod and Kyle Coetzer will have to take the responsibility in the batting department. On the other hand, Josh Davey, Mark Watt and Safyaan Sharif will form part of the bowling attack and they will be looking to pick wickets on regular basis.
Scotland all-rounder Richie Berrington will be an important player to watch out for in this match due to his excellent capabilities both with the bat and ball. Berrington has notched up a total of 2053 runs while playing in as many as 88 T20 matches at a strike-rate of 126.49. He has scored 9 half-centuries and one hundred as well in T20 cricket. He can also contribute with the ball having taken 35 wickets at an economy of 7.62.
For Scotland, George Munsey has performed impressively well in the Twenty20 format. He has a fine record with the bat in the shortest format of the game having smashed close to 1400 runs at an incredible strike-rate of 153.66. George Munsey has a wonderful career best score of 127 not out in T20 cricket that includes 8 fifties and 1 century. He will once again be a key performer for his side in the T20 World Cup.
SCO Playing 11 (likely)
Watch Namibia vs Scotland World T20 Warm-up match Live score and streaming on the Star Sports Network and HotStar app. All the players stats and match scores along with exciting live ball-to-ball commentary will be available on the Hotstar app. There will a great experience of entertainment as both these international teams, Namibia and Scotland have some exciting players in their respective line-ups who will been keen to do well these warm-up matches before the start of the mega event.
The Namibia vs Scotland World T20 Warm-up match will be broadcasted live on the Star Sports 3 channel from 11:30 AM IST. The Star Sports Network are the official television rights holder for this year’s ICC T20 World Cup. The viewers will get to listen to expert comments and detailed pitch report alongwith live ball-to-ball commentary on the Star Sports Network and the Hotstar app.
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