Namibia announced themselves on the grandest stage of world cricket by defeating Sri Lanka in the opening match of ICC T20 World Cup 2022. On the other end Netherlands managed to sneak past UAE in the 2nd match of T20 World Cup 2022. Welcome to Namibia vs Netherlands Match Preview.
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The African team are definitely a strong team to compete. The team has a mixture of both youth and experienced players. A win over the Dutch side guarantees them a spot in the 2nd round. Namibia has a strong batting lineup in the form of Michael Van Lingen, Stephen Baard, Nicole Loftie Eaton. Jan Frylinck, JJ Smits and David Weise are quality all rounders who can win the game with both Bat and Ball.
Namibia could go in with same playing XI and they are the favorite’s heading into the match against Netherlands.
The Dutch team sneaked past UAE in the last over thriller to register their 1st win in the 2022 T20 World Cup. Batting has been a issue for Netherlands. Netherlands have a tough road ahead as they have two very good teams to beat. If Netherlands can win over Namibia then they are through to the 2nd round.
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Bas De Leede, Logan Van Beek, Tim Pringle are key bowlers for Netherlands. The trio needs to come good in order to stop the strong batting lineup of Namibia. Max O Dowd got of to a good start in the match against UAE. Tom Cooper, Colin Ackerman and Scott Edwards are the experienced players for Netherland.
Match: Namibia vs Netherlands Match 5
Tournament : ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Venue: Geelong Cricket Ground, Hobart
Date & Time: 18th October 2022 @ 9:30 A.M IST
The pitch at the Geelong Cricket Ground in Hobart has assistance to fast bowlers early in the innings. As the match progresses the ball starts to grip a lot more making it difficult for the batsman. Teams chasing have struggled to score on the surface. In the 4 matches played at the venue team batting 1st won 3 matches. Toss could be crucial in the outcome of the match.
Average 1st Innings score (Last 4 Matches ) – 157 Runs
Namibia vs Netherlands H2H Record
Matches Played: 1
Namibia Won – 1
Netherlands Won – 0
Namibia vs Netherlands Probable Playing XI
Michael van Lingen, Divan la Cock, Stephan Baard, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Gerhard Erasmus (c), Jan Frylinck, JJ Smit, David Wiese, Zane Green (wk), Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo
Scott Edwards (c and wk), Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Roelof van der Merwe, Max O’Dowd, Tim Pringle, Vikramjit Singh, Logan van Beek, Tom Cooper, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren