Namibia and Ireland in their last group match in the qualifiers of ICC T20 World Cup 2021. With The Netherlands out of contention, this is a must-win game for both sides. Whoever wins the game will join Sri Lanka as the second side to make it to the initial round of the tournament. Both the teams have a negative run rate. Thus both teams need to win big to make a marked improvement on their net run-rate as well.
Namibia beat the Netherlands in their last game to make a statement going forward in the competition. David Wiese played the lead role with both bat and ball to help his side earn a comprehensive win. With one win and a loss, they are at the third spot in the Group A standings with 2 points.
Namibia vs Ireland: Winners Makes It To Super 12
Netherlands are now out of the race for the #T20WorldCup Super 12s.
The winner of Namibia vs Ireland on Friday will progress to the next stage. pic.twitter.com/0zOEADgFUk
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) October 20, 2021
Sri Lanka got the better of Ireland in their last game. Wanindu Hasaranga played the key role with the bat in this game making the difference in this game. There is still an opportunity for them to make it through to the next round and all they need to do is to win this match.
Today we are off to Sharjah for the final day of Round1 games. Group A concludes today. Its Namibia vs Ireland followed by Srilanka vs Netherlands. Srilanka already into Super12s. The Dutch are out. Namibia Ireland game is a winner take all game in the afternoon. Exciting day.
— AYAN CHATTERJEE (@ayan95_ayan) October 22, 2021
Namibia vs Ireland, Match 11, Group A
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Date & Time: 22nd October at 3:30 PM IST and 2:00 PM Local Time
The Sharjah pitch has scores of 140 to 150 successfully scored and defended in the recently concluded IPL. The pitch in recent times has aided the spinners more than the pacers and slowed down considerably in the second half of the game.
Namibia vs Ireland Predicted Playing XI
Stephen Baard, Zane Green (wk), Craig Williams, Gerhard Merwe Erasmus (c), David Wiese, JJ Smit, Michael van Lingen, Jan Frylinck, Jan Nicol Lofie-Eaton, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz
Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andy Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Curtis Campher, Harry Tector/George Dockrell, Simi Singh, Neil Rock (wk), Mark Adair, Craig Young, Josh Little
Namibia vs Ireland – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Suggestion 1
Zane Green, Paul Stirling (VC), Andy Balbirnie, Craig Williams, Gerhard Merwe Erasmus, David Wiese (C), JJ Smit, Curtis Campher, Mark Adair, Josh Little, Bernard Scholtz
Fantasy Suggestion 2
Zane Green, Kevin O’Brien (C), Paul Stirling, Stephen Baard, Simi Singh, David Wiese, JJ Smit, Curtis Campher (VC), Mark Adair, Josh Little, Ruben Trumpelmann