UAE vs NAM Dream11 Prediction: In the first T20I match of the UAE Summer T20 Bash 2021, the United Arab Emirates will be locking horns with the Namibia side on 5 October (Tuesday) at the ICC Academy Ground in Dubai. This will be the opening match of this edition of the tournament and both the teams will be hoping to contribute with the best of their abilities.
Both these teams are coming into this game after quite impressive results in their respective previous outings. The United Arab Emirates side will be very much confident coming into this tournament as they have managed to win all of their last five T20 matches. UAE defeated Kuwait in their last T20I fixture by a convincing margin of 102 runs. On the other hand, Namibia will get the best preparation before the start of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and they also defeated Uganda during their last T20 assignment.
The UAE Summer T20 Bash is a seven match T20I series comprising of five teams namely United Arab Emirates, Namibia, Papua New Guinea, Scotland and Ireland. This short T20I tournament will be used as a great bit of preparation for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2021 scheduled to be played together in UAE and Oman. Except for UAE, all the other teams will be playing the qualifiers of the mega event.
Fixture Name: Match 1, United Arab Emirates vs Namibia
Competition: UAE Summer T20 Bash
Date: 5 October
Time: 11 AM IST
Ground: ICC Academy Ground, Dubai
Pitch Report: The pitch and the conditions at the ICC Academy Ground will offer enough help both for the batters and bowlers. There will be enough assistance on this track for the batsmen to score runs easily throughout the match. The conditions are expected to be same in both the innings but the spinners could get some assistance as the game progresses. The par score will remain around the 140-150 mark.
It will be a good move to pick more of NAM players in your respective fantasy cricket teams as the Namibia side are looking better placed in this contest. The conditions are expected to be brilliant for batting at the venue and therefore, it will be a great deal to include more number of batsmen and all-rounders in order to increase the chances of winning. The likes of David Wiese, JJ Smit, Rohan Mustafa and Waseem Muhammad will be the must picks.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Vritiya Aravind
BATTERS: Chirag Suri, Craig Williams, Stephan Baard, Waseem Muhammad
ALL-ROUNDERS: David Wiese, JJ Smit, Rohan Mustafa
BOWLERS: Ahmed Raza, Ben Shikongo, Bernard Scholtz
Namibia will definitely have the upper hand in this opening T20I match of the UAE Summer T20 Bash as they are looking as the better side. They have some really talented players both in the batting as well as bowling departments and thus, Namibia will be the favourites to win this match. On the other hand, United Arab Emirates also have the ability to pose a tough challenge as they will be playing at home.
The United Arab Emirates team will be a strong unit in this tournament as they are playing in their familiar home conditions. The likes of Rohan Mustafa, Waseem Muhammad, Chirag Suri and CP Rizwan will be their important clogs in the batting department and they will be excited to play their best cricket. On the other hand, Ahmed Raza, Zahoor Khan and Karthik Meiyappan will be crucial with the ball.
For the United Arab Emirates, Rohan Mustafa has been really effective both with the bat and ball over the years. He has been quite an experienced campaigner at the international level especially in the shortest format of the game who has the ability contribute amazingly well both in the batting as well as bowling department. Rohan has scored more than 1000 runs that includes four fifties and also taken 58 wickets at an economy of 6.42.
United Arab Emirates’ batter Waseem Muhammad will be a key player to watch out for in this UAE Summer T20 Bash. He performed amazingly well in the last edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and is an explosive batter in the shortest format of the game. Waseem also showed his exploits with the bat in the previous season of the T10 League played in similar conditions.
UAE Playing 11 (likely)
For Namibia, it will be really important to grab the momentum both in the batting as well as bowling departments from the start of this T20 competition. 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 3800 runs after playing 264 T20 matches so far that includes six fifties. The right-arm seam bowler has also taken 205 wickets.
For Namibia, JJ Smit is quite an experienced performer at the international level as he has the ability to contribute immensely well both in the batting as well as bowling department. He has picked up nearly 50 wickets at an economy of 7.29. JJ Smit has also scored close to 500 runs while playing 49 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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Watch the UAE Summer T20 Bash 2021 Live score and streaming on the FanCode app. All the player stats and match scores along with exciting live ball-to-ball commentary will be available on FanCode. There will a great experience of entertainment and FanCode is the official sponsor of this T20I competition organised by the Emirates Cricket Board. There will be some exciting names in action in this Match 1 between UAE vs NAM.
The 2021 edition of the UAE Summer T20 Bash will not be broadcasted on the television in India. The television broadcasting rights was not available for this Twenty20 competition and the live streaming will be available only at the online platform which is the FanCode app. However, even on the FanCode app, the entertaining cricketing coverage is available just like it is on the television sets.
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