ABOUT THE MATCH
Namibia will take on winless Bermuda in the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier in Dubai. The match is scheduled to be played at the ICC Academy Ground No. 2, on October 23.
Namibia started the tournaments losing two matches, despite Jan Frylinck’s good bowling display. But later on in the match against Scotland, Frylinck took 2-15 in the match and brought their side the first win in the tournament.
Bermuda, however, has lost three out of three they played. They have been bowled out for 89 and 93 in two of those matches, taking them to the bottom of the group.
Namibia won the toss for the first time against Scotland and elected to bat first which is likely to favor them again.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The temperature in Dubai will be around 29 degrees and may rise as the day goes on.
The ICC Academy Ground No.2 is definitely more of a batsman’s wicket compared to some of the more balanced pitches on show in this tournament.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF Namibia
Stephan Baard, JP Kotze, Niko Davin, Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus (c), JJ Smit, Zane Green (wk), Christi Viljoen, Jan Frylinck, Ben Shikongo, Bernard Scholtz
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF Bermuda
Okera Bascombe (wk), Terryn Fray, Dion Stovell (c), Delray Rawlins, Janeiro Tucker, Deunte Darrell, Allan Douglas, Kamau Leverock, Malachi Jones, Rodney Trott, George O’Brien
- Namibia lost their two opening matches by large margins but made a winning comeback against Scotland in their third match.
- Stephan Baard and Ben Shikongo, who were the replacements of Zhivago Groenewald and Pikky Ya France, are likely to retain their places after Namibia’s first victory.
- Namibia was bowled out for 96 while chasing 141 against the Netherlands
- They were bowled out for 116 in reply to Papua New Guinea’s 197/7.
- Jan Frylinck’s 2-15 helped limit Scotland to 135/8 as they claimed a notable victory.
- Bermuda lost all three matches they played in this tournament.
- Janeiro Tucker, who has made his T20I debut in the opening game, scored a half-century in the second match.
- Allan Douglas was the replacement of Malachi Jones and more changes are expected in Bermuda after their defeats.
- Bermuda was bowled out for 89 by Papua New Guinea and lost by five wickets against Singapore despite Tucker’s half-ton.
PROBABLE WINNING TEAM:
With Namibia having a strong batting line-up, they are the favorites to win against Bermuda.
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