NAM vs NED: Namibia will take on the Netherlands in a Group B fixture at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium of Abu Dhabi for Match 7 of the T20 World Cup.
Namibia played their last fixture against Sri Lanka at the same venue as the upcoming match is scheduled at (i.e) Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Being asked to bat first, Namibia barely made it to the triple digits as they were bundled out for a mere 96. The pick of the bowlers was Maheesh Theekshana with 3/25 followed by Lahiru Kumara and Wanidu Hasaranga picking up two wickets each. While chasing, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (42*) and Avishka Fernando (30*) ensured a comfortable 7 wicket win for the Lankans.
Meanwhile, Netherlands are walking into this encounter with a defeat against Ireland in their previous game. Deciding to bat first turned out to be the worst decision, as the Netherlands got bowled out for a mere 106. Max O’Dowd top scored with 51. The pick of the bowlers was Curtis Campher who picked four wickets in four balls to get the figures 4/26. He was assisted by Mark Adair, who picked up 3/9 in his four overs. Later, Gareth Delany’s 44 and Paul Stirling’s unbeaten 30 ensured a crucial 7 wicket win for Ireland.
Since both the teams are walking into this encounter with a loss on their backs, they’ll both be fighting for a win here to stay alive and make a place in Super 12.
Match: Namibia vs Netherlands
Date & Time: 20th October 2021, 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Both batters and the bowlers will enjoy playing on this pitch at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Chasing here will be a tricky business, so winning the toss and batting first here will be the safest option. As the match progresses, it has a lot of help on offer for the bowlers.
Hot and humid conditions will be around the course of the game, which will be borne by the players. There is no sign of precipitation whatsoever.
NAM vs NED Predicted Playing XI
Stephan Baard, Zane Green, Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus (c), David Wiese, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz, Pikky Ya France, Karl Birkenstock
Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Pieter Seelaar (C), Ben Cooper, Ryan ten Doeschate, Roelof van der Merwe, Fred Klaassen, Scott Edwards, Tim van der Gugten, Logan van Beek, Brandon Glover
NAM vs NED Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Zane Green
Batters: Craig Williams, Max O’Dowd, Ben Cooper, Gerhard Erasmus
Allrounders: Pieter Seelaar (vice-captain), Roelof van der Merwe, David Wiese (captain)
Bowlers: Logan Van Beek, Fred Klaassen, Bernard Scholtz