Namibia are one victory away from qualifying for the super 12 stage of ICC T20 World Cup 2022 as they squares of against UAE in match 10 of ICC T20 World Cup 2022. The team from the middle east has struggled in both their matches. Welcome to Namibia vs UAE match preview.
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After causing an upset in the opening match of the tournament by defeating Sri Lanka by 55 runs Namibia loss their second match to Netherlands in a final over thriller. Namibia is one win away from qualifying to the super 12 stage as they have better net run rate than Sri Lanka and Netherlands.
Batting failure in the 2nd match lead to their downfall. Bowlers were once again on target taking the match to the last over. They are up against a side who is well known to cause upsets. UAE is a major threat to be vary off despite their below par performances.
Nicole Loftie Eaton, Stephen Baard and captain Gerhard Erasmus are the key batsman to watch out for in the game against UAE. Jan Frylinck is a major match winner for Namibia and he needs to come good once again in the game against UAE. Spinners will be key in the game.
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Heading into the tournament a much was expected out of UAE but the emirates nation failed to live up to their standards. UAE are coming off to back to back losses against Netherlands and Sri Lanka.
They are on the verge of getting eliminated from the tournament and much of their fate depends on the result of Netherlands and Sri Lanka game. If Sri Lanka wins then UAE are out of the tournament. If Netherlands win UAE needs to win by a fair margin to edge out both Namibia and Sri Lanka in net run rate and qualify for the super 12 stage.
Batting has been a struggle for UAE. Their star batters Mohmmad Waseem, Chirag Suri, Basil Hameed failed to perform when the team needed the most. Karthik Meiyappan has been the star with the ball alongside Junaid Siddique.
Match: Namibia vs UAE, Match 10
Tournament : ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Venue: Geelong Cricket Stadium, Hobart
Date & Time: 20th October, 2022 @ 1:30 PM IST
The Pitch at Geelong Cricket Stadium in Hobart has been tough for batting. Bowlers got the better of batsman on most occasions. The dimensions and slow outfield is an added advantage to bowlers.
The ball starts to grip a lot as the match progresses. Teams batting 1st have won 5 out of the 8 games played. Netherlands is the only team that has won batting second. Toss has played a key factor in the outcome of the match.
Average 1st Innings score: 157 Runs
Namibia vs UAE Head to Head Record
Matches Played: 3
Namibia won: 1
UAE Won: 2
Namibia vs UAE Probable Playing XI
Michael van Lingen, Divan la Cock, Stephan Baard, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Gerhard Erasmus (c), Jan Frylinck, David Wiese, JJ Smit, Zane Green (wk), Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo
Chirag Suri, Muhammad Waseem, Aryan Lakra, Chundangapoyil Rizwan (c), Basil Hameed, Vriitya Aravind (wk), Kashif Daud, Aayan Afzal Khan, Karthik Meiyappan, Junaid Siddique, Zahoor Khan
Probable Match Winner
Namibia are the favorite’s to win the match because of their recent form and performances in the tournament.