PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The Dubai International Cricket Stadium is traditionally a good batting wicket that facilitates some big hitting.
Temperature is expected to be the mid-30 degrees throughout the afternoon in Dubai. With hot weather and no expectations of rain, there will be very little wind or humidity.
- Namibia is likely to retain the same team that has clinched a win over Scotland and Bermuda.
- Stephan Baard and Ben Shikongo made a huge impact in the last match, having both been brought in for the Scotland match.
- After being bowled out for 96 and 116 in their first two matches, Namibia staged a comeback with a win against Scotland.
- JJ Smit’s 43 from 22 balls lifted them to 159/6 before Jan Frylinck’s 2-15 restricted Scotland to 135/8 in reply.
- In the last match against Bermuda, Namibia restricted them to 106/9.
- Niko Davin’s 37 from 12 balls saw a second Namibian win in the tournament, allowing it to romp home with six wickets and 41 balls to spare.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF NAMIBIA
Stephan Baard, Niko Davin, JP Kotze, Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus (c), JJ Smit, Zane Green (wk), Christi Viljoen, Jan Frylinck, Ben Shikongo, Bernard Scholtz
- Aman Gandhi made his T20I debut in the last match with a half-century in a 110-run opening stand.
- Aman will retain his place alongside Irfan Karim while Alex Obanda will be missing in action.
- Rushab Patel had made his first appearance against Bermuda as a replacement for Sachin Bhudia.
- Kenya has bounced back well from defeats to the Netherlands and Scotland with their first win against Bermuda.
- Dhiren Gondaria’s 85 led them to 138/4 before Collins Obuya’s 4-27 allowed Kenya to bowl out Bermuda for 93.
- Irfan Karim and Aman Gandhi were in excellent batting form as Kenya chased 158 to beat Singapore by seven wickets with seven balls to spare.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF Kenya
Irfan Karim (wk), Aman Gandhi, Dhiren Gondaria, Collins Obuya, Rakep Patel, Sachin Bhudia, Nelson Odhiambo, Jasraj Kundi, Lucas Oluoch, Elijah Otieno, Shem Ngoche (c)
OUR FANTASY LEAGUE PICKS FOR Namibia vs Kenya Group A, 33rd Match | ICC WORLD TWENTY20 QUALIFIER ARE MENTIONED BELOW:
- Jan Frylinck
- Niko Davin
- Dhiren Gondaria
- Aman Gandhi
- JJ Smit (vc)
- Christi Viljoen
- Collins Obuya (c)
- Irfan Karim
- Bernard Scholtz
- Elijah Otieno
- Lucas Oluoch
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*Disclaimer: A team here is picked based on the perception, analysis, and gut feeling of the author. When you select your team, analyze the points mentioned to arrive at your own decision.*