After facing losses in their previous encounters, Namibia and UAE will lock horns at the GMHBA. This will be the 10th match of the group stage round and the third match for both these teams. The teams faced disappointing losses despite some stellar performances and would be looking to set the record straight.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 20th October, 1:30 PM
- Venue: GMHBA Stadium, South Geelong, Australia
- Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Namibia vs UAE- Previews and Betting Tips
In their previous encounter, Namibia locked horns against the Netherlands. Choosing to bat first, Namibia could only manage to amass 121 runs on the board. Yet again, Jan Frylinck top-scored with his gritty 48-ball 43. While defending a low total of 122, JJ Smit’s 2/24 and contributions from others went down the drain. The Netherlands won their second match in a row and handed Namibia a disappointing loss.
Despite their loss in the previous game against the Netherlands, Namibia is in sublime form. They have won 3 games out of their five matches and will be the favorites to win the upcoming encounter against UAE.
Speaking of UAE, they have had the worst time of their life playing the shorter format of the game. They recently last five games on a trot and hope to get out of this rut. UAE played Sri Lanka in their previous game and decided to bowl first. They did exceptionally well, to begin with, courtesy of Palaniapan Meiyappan’s hattrick, which will go down memory lane for years to come. However, Pathum Nissanka scored a blistering 74 and set a target of 153 for UAE to chase.
In reply, UAE was bundled out for a mere 73 courtesy of Wanidu Hasarang & Dushmantha Chameera’s three-wicket haul. The top scorer for UAE was the 16-year-old prodigy Aayan Afzal Khan with his 21-ball 19.
Here are some betting tips to keep in mind to ensure you have placed the right bet. Ensure to know the weather updates and pitch conditions as they are highly influential to a team’s performance. Keep in mind to track live updates, which will let you pounce on live bets. These kinds not only have the best odds but also give better returns. A small addition to this can be researching which captain has won more tosses. Accordingly, you can place your bet.
Namibia is in much better shape than UAE and, with the help of a well-balanced squad, will be dominant over UAE. Their batter Gerhard Erasmus has 290 runs to his name in the past 10 games, while their star all-rounder Jan Frylinck has 129. Of those 129, 80-plus runs have come in the past two games. He has also been very handy with the ball for Namibia and has chipped in with wickets at regular intervals. Handling the bowling department is Bernard Scholtz with 11 wickets in 10 games alongside JJ Smit, who has equaled the tally in just 5 matches. These will be the players UAE will have to watch out for.
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
UAE just witnessed history being made in their previous game against Sri Lanka with Palaniappan Meiyappan clinching a hat trick. UAE is a strong side with a good bowling line-up. Palaniappan Meiyappan and Junaid Siddique have bagged 12 wickets each in their past 8 games. However, batting is UAE's strong hand. In the past 10 games, Muhammad Waseem & Vriitya Aravind have scored 371 and 228 runs, respectively. These players have been the backbone of UAE and will come in very handy in the following encounter.
Squad: Chirag Suri, Muhammad Waseem, Kashif Daud, Vriitya Aravind(Wk), Zawar Farid, Basil Hameed, CP Rizwan(C), Aayan Afzal Khan, Palaniappan Meiyappan, Junaid Siddique, Zahoor Khan
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Pitch and weather Conditions
The weather forecast predicts the temperatures will fluctuate around 19 degrees with a breezy wind during match day hours. There are zero to no chances of precipitation on match day, with humidity being as high as 74%.
The pitch is helpful for pacers. The fast bowlers have had plenty of success at the venue, with spinners joining the party. Bowlers, especially spinners, have been economical at this venue. The runs don’t come by easy.
Namibia vs UAE: Betting Tips
|Namibia to Win
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|Top Batsman – Namibia
|Baard, Stephan Julian
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