NZ vs NAM Dream11 AFTER TOSS: The 36th encounter of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled to be played between New Zealand and Namibia on 5 November (Friday) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. While talking about the standings of these two teams in the ongoing edition of the competition, New Zealand are placed at the third spot while Namibia occupies the fifth position on the points table in Group 2.
Both these teams are coming into this match after having witnessed quite different results in the ongoing edition of the competition. After their opening loss to Pakistan, New Zealand have made a strong comeback with two impressive wins against India and Scotland. On the other hand, Namibia have also put up an excellent performance so far in the T20 World Cup having won 3 matches.
New Zealand are placed at the 4th position in the ICC T20I Rankings with 257 rating and 7192 points. On the other hand, Namibia are placed at the 19th position in the ICC T20I Rankings with 163 rating and 2438 points. This will be the first time when New Zealand will be facing Namibia in the history of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
Fixture Name: Match 36, New Zealand vs Namibia
Competition: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021
Date: 5 November
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Ground: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Pitch Report: The surface and the conditions at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium are once again expected to be dry and slow. The spinners have extracted great amount of turn from this track and it will behave similarly in this match as well. There will be some amount of dew in the second innings. However, bowling first will be a safe option after winning the toss. The par score will once again remain around the 150-160 mark.
Toss Update: Namibia won the toss and opted to bowl first.
It will be a great move to pick a mixed combination of New Zealand and Namibia players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. 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 Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, David Wiese and JJ Smit remain the must picks in this match.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Zane Green
BATSMEN: Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Craig Williams
ALL-ROUNDERS: Daryl Mitchell, Daryl Mitchell, JJ Smit
BOWLERS: Safyaan Sharif, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne
New Zealand will start as the overwhelming favourites in this game against Scotland. New Zealand team came up with a stunning performance in the last match against India having won a game comprehensively. On the other end, Namibia will be eyeing to play with the best of their abilities in this crucial match and they have the ability to make an unlikely upset in the T20 format.
The New Zealand team will be eyeing to be at the top of their game both in the batting as well as bowling departments. The likes of Devon Conway, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson and Glenn Phillips will have to play a significant role in the batting department and will be keen to be amongst the runs. On the other hand, the likes of Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi and Adam Milne will form part of the bowling attack.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will have to lead his side from the front in the Super 12 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. He played a lot of crucial knocks in the recently concluded UAE leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. Williamson has scored a total of 1863 runs while playing in 69 T20I matches at an average of 32.12. He has smashed as many as 13 half-centuries in the shorter format of the game. The Kiwi skipper smashed a crucial unbeaten knock of 33 runs against India.
For the New Zealand side, left-arm pacer Trent Boult has been a consistent wicket-taker across different formats of the game. He picked up 13 wickets in the IPL 2021 season at an economy of 7.90. Boult also has a fine record in T20I cricket for New Zealand having scalped a total of 50 wickets from 36 games at an average of 23.35. He ended up taking three vital wickets in the important last game against India.
NZ Playing 11 (Confirmed)
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 had a remarkable performance in the Round 1 of this ICC T20 World Cup. 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 2900 runs after playing 270 T20 matches so far that includes six fifties. The right-arm seam bowler has also taken 211 scalps.
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 (Confirmed)
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Watch the New Zealand vs Namibia ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 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. All the experts and former cricketers will share their exclusive analysis throughout this T20 World Cup only on the Star Sports Network and Hotstar app.
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