After bagging phenomenal wins in their opening games, Namibia and Netherlands will lock horns in the 5th match of the tournament. Both teams will be looking to continue their winning streak in this crucial game to bag valuable points.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 18th October, 9:30 AM
- Venue: GMHBA Stadium, South Geelong, Australia
- Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Namibia vs Netherlands – Previews and Betting Tips
The tournament's first day was a roller coaster ride for both teams as they battled hard to get a hard-earned victory.
Namibia did exceptionally well to hold back the Asia cup Champions, Sri Lanka, to clinch a memorable victory. Jan Frylinck starred in Namibia’s classic win scoring 44 off 28 while also getting two wickets under his belt. On the other hand, JJ Smit scored a swashbuckling 31* off 16, while David Wiese, Bernard Scholtz, and Ben Shikongo claimed two wickets a piece. On the other hand, Sri Lankans didn't perform to their standards and were handed a 55-run defeat at the hands of Namibia.
Meanwhile, it was not an easy win for the Netherlands as well. They faced UAE in their season's opening game, and it went down to the wire. Being asked to bowl first, the dutch did a phenomenal job. Courtesy of Bas de Leede’s 3/19, Netherlands restricted UAE to a mere 111 in their 20-over quota. While chasing, it wasn’t as easy as the dutch would think. Luckily, cameos from every batter helped the dutch side get over the line on the second-last delivery.
Like we have always suggested, always do your own research before you place your bet. The match could tilt at any moment, and this tournament is full of surprises. Hence, always research players and the team’s past performances. In addition to that, ensure to track the pitch and weather conditions as they are influential to a team’s performance at the venue. In this encounter, Namibia is the favorite to win.
Namibia clinched a memorable 55-run victory over Sri Lanka and is walking into this match-up with high adrenaline. They will certainly have high expectations from Jan Frylinck to re-do his heroics as well as their bowling line-up. The Namibians have a tight bowling side which will work in their favor when they have to defend their total. Gerhard Erasmus is one of the batters to look out for. He has scored close to 300 runs in the last 10 matches at an average of 40. Jan Frylinck and Bernard Scholtz are crucial to their bowing. They have taken 10 wickets in the last 10 games with a decent economy rate.
Squad: Michael van Lingen, Divan la Cock, Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Stephen Baard, Gerhard Erasmus(C), Jan Frylinck, David Wiese, JJ Smit, Zane Green(Wk), Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo
The dutch side earned a hard-fought victory against UAE in their season’s opening game. They bowled exceptionally well, which is a huge positive for them. However, when it came to chasing down the total, they performed poorly with the bat. Thanks to teamwork, cameos from every batter got them through the line in the second last ball of the run-chase. They have a fantastic bowling lineup but need to improve their batting skills. Bas de Leede looks in good touch averaging 50 in the last 10 matches with a strike rate of close to 120. Fred Klaassen would lead the bowling attack with 13 wickets in the last 8 matches.
Squad: Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards(C)(Wk), Roelof van der Merwe, Tim Pringle, Logan van Beek, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren
Also, Read >> T20 Cricket World Cup Predictor
Pitch and weather Conditions
The weather is expected to be slightly better than when the tournament began. The temperatures are going to fluctuate between 18 to 21 degrees. It’s expected to be humid with a minimum of a 10% chance of precipitation. Fans can expect complete cricketing action.
On the other hand, the venue is a bowler’s paradise. Pacers thrive like no other, as they have been the most successful at this ground. Spinners have some help off the surface and have proven to be economical. However, it has been a nightmare for the batsman as runs don’t come easy and must be earned with skillful batting.
|Betting Tips||Betting Odds||Operator Links|
|Toss Prediction||Namibia to Win||1.90||Bet on Parimatch|
|Man of the Match||Max O'Dowd||8.00||Try Dafabet today|
|Match Winner||Namibia||1.57||Check Odds on Crickex|