The Namibia Cricket Team will take on the Netherlands in Match 5 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Qualifiers on Tuesday, October 18 at the Simonds Stadium in Geelong. Both teams are heading into the match on the back of brilliant wins in their first match at the same venue.
Namibia pulled off a great performance to defeat Sri Lanka on Sunday by 55 runs. Batting first, Namibia put on 163 runs with the loss of seven wickets. Jan Frylinck and JJ Smit played crucial knocks lower down the order to take Namibia to a good total. In response, Sri Lanka was bowled out for 108 runs. David Wiese, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo, and Jan Frylinck picked two wickets each.
Namibia's special performance is being lauded by the cricketing fraternity 👏
— ICC (@ICC) October 16, 2022
The Netherlands also secured a good win against the United Arab Emirates by three wickets. They chased down 111 runs in the final over, on the back of valuable contributions from Max ODowd, and lower-order batters. Earlier, Bas de Leede took three wickets, while Fred Klaassen picked two wickets.
Both Namibia and Netherlands will be keen to continue their winning run and consolidate their position in the Qualifiers points table.
Match Details: Namibia vs Netherlands, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, Group B, Match 5
Date and Time: 18th October 2022, 9:30 PM IST
Venue: Simonds Stadium, Geelong
An equal contest between bat and ball can be expected at the Simonds Stadium in Geelong. The team that wins the toss will look to bowl first. 160 should be a good total at the venue.
Predicted Playing XI
Namibia: Gerhard Erasmus(C), Divan la Cock, M van Lingen, Stephan Baard, Jonathan Smit, D Wiese, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Zane Green, Jan Frylinck, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo
Netherlands: S Edwards (C), Colin Ackermann, TLW Cooper, BFW de Leede, MP O’Dowd, RE van der Merwe, Vikramjit Singh, Logan van Beek, Fred Klaassen, PA van Meekeren, Tim Pringle
NAM vs NED – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Team 1: S Edwards, M O’Dowd, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Gerhard Erasmus, David Wiese, Jan Frylinck (C), BFW de Leede (VC), Bernard Scholtz, Fred Klaassen, Tim Pringle, Ben Shikongo
Fantasy Team 2: S Edwards, TLW Cooper, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Gerhard Erasmus, David Wiese, JJ Smit (VC), BFW de Leede (C), Bernard Scholtz, Fred Klaassen, Tim Pringle, Ben Shikongo