New Zealand take on Namibia in match 36 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in Sharjah on a double-header Friday. The Kiwis are placed third on the points table with Afghanistan above them. They will be looking for a big win to improve on their net run-rate and go above the Afghans on the points table. Meanwhile, from India’s case who play later tonight, they would ideally want the Kiwis to lose this game and the next.
New Zealand beat Scotland by 16 runs in their previous game to register back to back wins after their opening loss against Pakistan. They would like to play some attacking cricket over the minnows and earn a big win.
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 4, 2021
Nambia meanwhile would look to make an upset. This game against the Kiwis and the next against India would be a test of their character. They have played some good cricket till this point starting from the qualifications. Out of the semi-final race, they can do a huge favour on India if they manage to get over the Kiwi challenge.
— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) November 5, 2021
New Zealand vs Namibia, Match 36, Super 12 Group 2
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Date & Time: November 4 at 3:30 PM IST
The pitch has offered assistance to seamers initially in the innings. It is expected to play the same. The team that wins the toss likely to choose to chase, with the dew factor in play.
New Zealand vs Namibia-Predicted Playing XI
Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson(c), James Neesham, Devon Conway(w), Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Trent Boult
Stephan Baard, Michael van Lingen, Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus(c), Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Zane Green(w), David Wiese, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Ruben Trumpelmann, Ben Shikongo
Fantasy Team Suggestions
Suggestion 1: Devon Conway, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Craig Williams, Gerhard Merwe Erasmus, David Wiese, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi (C), Ruben Trumpelmann (VC)
Suggestion- 2: Devon Conway, Martin Guptill , Kane Williamson (C), Gerhard Merwe Erasmus, David Wiese (VC), Daryl Mitchell, JJ Smit, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ben Shikongo, Ish Sodhi