SCO vs NAM Dream11: Scotland will be up against Namibia for Match Number two on day five of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. After registering five straight wins in the qualifiers, Scotland was comprehensively beaten to Afghanistan in their first game of the Super 12. Batting first, the Afghans posted a mammoth total of 190/4 in 20 overs. In reply, Scotland was bundled out for a meager 60 runs and fell 130 runs short of their target. That being said, they will be looking to redeem themselves later tonight. As for Namibia, it was a heroic display from them in the final two games of the qualifiers, as they beat the Netherlands and Ireland to make it to the Super 12.
Namibia will be taking in plenty of confidence for the fixture ahead. In the most recent meeting between Scotland and Namibia, it was Scotland that secured a win by 19 runs. It will be interesting to see how the game pans out given the set of players both sides have.
Fixture Name: ICC T20 World Cup Match 8, Scotland vs Namibia
Competition: ICC T20 World Cup
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
Ground Details: Sheikh Zayed Stadium
Pitch Report: The wicket at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi is a tricky one. During the IPL, batting seemed comfortable, however, in the first game between Australia and South Africa, both sides seemed to have strgglled. The slower bowlers are expected to benefit of the wicket, but there is an expectation of dew in the latter stages of the game. A first innings score of 150 can be considered ideal.
Toss Update: Namibia has won the toss and will bowl first.
WK: M Cross
BAT: G Munsey, C Williams, G Merwe E
AR: R Berrington, D Wiese, J Frylinck, C Greaves
BOW: J Davey, S Sharif, B Scholtz
Both teams are still new the tournament and will be looking to register their first win of the season. In spite of the hammering against Afghanistan, Scotland did get the better of Namibia in the qualifiers, and was in top form when we talk about the qualifiers. That being said, it will be Scotland that should be heading in as the favorites to win here.
Josh Davey has been one of the standout figures with the ball in hand for Scotland. The fast bowler has picked up nine wickets from the four games in T20 World Cup so far. Davey also has an economy rate of under seven per over. Talking about his overall career in T20Is, Josh Davey has picked up 34 wickets from 2 T20Is
George Muncy can play a pivotal role for Scotland up the order. Muncy has scored 89 runs in the tournament so far, but does have the potential to do more. Talking about T20Is in general, the 28-year-ol has scored 1207 runs from 47 appearances, which includes, seven fifties, a hundred and a strike rate of 151.1.
Craig Williams, Zane Green(w), Gerhard Erasmus(c), David Wiese, Michael van Lingen, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Pikky Ya France, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz
Jan FrylincK has been one of the standout figures with the ball in hand for Namibia. The left-arm fast bowler has picked up 40 wickets from 23 T20Is while having an economy of 6.13. This includes a four-wicket haul and a five-wicket haul as well.
Craig Williams has done well with the bat for Namibia in recent times. Williams has scored 563 runs from 22 appearances for his country while having an average of 31.3. This includes five fifties and a strike rate of 123 as well.
George Munsey, Matthew Cross(w), Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington(c), Craig Wallace, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Bradley Wheal
The clash between Scotland and Namibia will be available to watch on the Star Sports Network and Hotstar App.
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