NAM vs UGA Dream11: Two African nations Namibia and Uganda will be facing each other here at Windhoek in the first T20I of the series. Hosts Namibia have done well in the Associate competitions and will start the match confidently as they are also playing at their home ground. Namibia have been little more active than their counterparts in the recent two years playing 16 matches and having won 12 of them. They will rely upon the experienced players like Craig Williams, Bernard Scholtz and skipper Erasmus to take them home.
Uganda meanwhile, will start as underdogs and will see this as a great opportunity to resume their cricket after the pandemic. With just 7 games in the last two years, they are little short of match practice but they have players in the squad who can be match winners on their days. The focus will be on Akankwasa and skipper Masaba to deliver a decent performance against a strong Namibian side.
Fixture name: Namibia vs Uganda, 1st T20I
Series: Uganda tour of Namibia 2021
Date: 3 April, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
NAM (recent last) W W W L L
UGA (recent last) L W L L W
ICC T20I Rankings: NAM 19, UGA 31
Ground: Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Namibia 226/7 beat Oman 81 all out (29 overs) by 145 runs in ODI.
Pitch Report: The pitch is expected to have an equal advantage for batsmen and bowlers. Expect some initial movement for seam bowlers and batsmen will enjoy the even bounce here. Teams chasing here have had a considerable advantage recently. The average score on this ground is 143. The weather is clear with no chance of rain.
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NAM vs UGA Playing 11
NAM Team News
Injury update, unavailability
NAM Playing 11 (likely)
M du Preez (wk)
M Erasmus (C)
UGA Team News
Injury update, unavailability
UGA Playing 11 (likely)
R Ali Shah
B Masaba (C)
F Achelam (wk)
Who will win today match?
Namibia are a more experienced side and are also higher in the T20I rankings. They have some quality players in the side who also have the experience of playing in South African domestic competitions. They last played in the ICC T20 World Cup qualifiers in 2019. Uganda’s recent series was against Qatar where they lost the series 2-1. When last time these two teams met, Namibia went on to win the game by 42 runs. Based on skills, experience and home advantage, Namibia will start as favourites in NAM vs UGA Dream 11 Today Match Prediction.
Fantasy Cricket Tips, Captain & Differential Pick
M Erasmus- The Namibian skipper is a consistent run-scorer and can get some crucial points in the fantasy team. He was also the highest run-scorer for Namibia in the ICC T20 Qualifiers scoring at an average of 38.
T20I Career: Runs 407, Bat Avg. 37, Wkts 12, Bowl Avg. 14
B Masaba- The Uganda skipper will have a responsibility on his shoulders to lead the team from the front. He will be key in the middle order and is also an important legspinner for his team.
T20I Career: Runs 29, Bat Avg. 29, Wkts 2, Bowl Avg. 7
B Scholtz- The left-arm spinner is an experienced member of this Namibian cricket team. He is a genuine wicket-taker in the middle overs and has played crucial roles in ICC tournaments.
T20I Career: Wkts 22, Bowl Avg. 12
BAT: M Erasmus, S Baard, K Waiswa
WK: R Mukasa, J Kotze
ALL: B Scholtz, B Masaba, C Williams
BOWL: T Lungameni, T Bukenya, B Shikongo