T20 World Cup 2021: Namibia vs Ireland Match Prediction (22/10)
This is a preview of the T20 World Cup 2021 group stage meeting between Namibia and Ireland at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Namibia have been able to provide a fighting chance of qualification thanks to the recent win over Netherlands. This match will take place at 3:30 p.m. IST on October 22, 2021.
Namibia vs Ireland – Match Preview
Namibia were able to boost qualification hopes to the Super 12 after a six wicket victory over Netherlands. This happens to be the first win for Namibia since beating Papua New Guinea in the second week of October. The warmup matches did not go Namibia’s way and so did not the crucial group match against Sri Lanka. Despite the recent loss to Sri Lanka, Ireland find themselves in a decent spot with regards to qualification. However, a lot will hinge on the upcoming game against Namibia.
Namibia vs Ireland – Predicted Playing XIs
Namibia might just be behind Ireland in the group stages, but they stand a greater chance of reaching the Super 12 if things progress as expected. The sizable win over Netherlands once again showed the advantage of the experience that Namibia possess. The big problem for Namibia will be the heavy dependence on David Wiese, who has featured in multiple T20 leagues.
The batting line-up of Ireland once again lead the team down against Sri Lanka. It is advisable to stay away from the betting markets on Ireland’s batting line-up, but the bowling segment happens to be quite decent. Joshua Little was able to come up with a four-wicket haul and the 21-year-old has been regularly among the wickets with seven in his last three games.
Let us take a look at the odds for the match:
Namibia vs Ireland Head to head
- Matches Played: 1
- Namibia Won: 0
- Ireland Won: 1
- Tie/NR: 0
It is very difficult to go by the Namibia vs Ireland head to head records given that just one match has taken place between these two teams in the past. This meeting in November 2019 ended up in a defeat for Namibia.
Namibia vs Ireland Match Prediction & Betting Tips
Ireland might have lost against Sri Lanka, but generally has a very strong line-up against a weaker opposition like Namibia. Even though Namibia’s qualification hopes are still alive, they are likely to suffer against Ireland’s strong bowling line-up which looks in good shape. Ireland cannot afford to lose this match and got out of the tournament at this juncture. They are likely to be motivated immensely following the loss to Sri Lanka.
Joshua Little has been among the wickets of late. He has been able to get seven wickets in his last three matches. This includes the four wicket haul against Sri Lanka and he should have plenty of joy against Namibia’s batting line-up, which is weak apart from a handful of players.
Craig Williams has been consistent with the bat for Namibia apart from in the recent game against Netherlands. His consistency makes him a strong contender to deal with the strong batting line-up possessed by Ireland. This Namibia vs Ireland match prediction would go with Williams to come up with a decent tally of runs even if David Weise can also be considered as a strong contender.
These are the odds given by bookmakers at the time of writing this article. The odds are subject to change and it is recommended to check with the bookmaker for the latest prices.