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T20 World Cup 2021: Scotland vs Namibia Match Preview

Scotland is yet to beat Nambia in T20 Internationals. Scotland and Namibia are set to face each other in Match No.21 of the T20 World Cup on Wednesday, October 27. The match is at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Namibia, led by Gerhard Erasmus, started the tournament with a loss against Sri Lanka but came back to defeat Ireland and the Netherlands.


David Wiese’s inclusion in the team has bolstered their lineup to a significant extent. Scotland, on the other hand, won all their three games in the Qualifiers. However, Afghanistan jolted them with a humiliating 130-run defeat on Monday in Abu Dhabi. Scotland is yet to beat Namibia in T20Is.

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Match Details


Match – Scotland vs Namibia – Match 21
Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Time – 07:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Star Sports Network


Pitch Report


The pitch in Abu Dhabi is expected to pose a lot of threats to the batters in the upcoming encounter. The bowlers are most likely to make hay. The upcoming game isn’t expected to be a high-scoring affair by any means. Chasing should be the way forward.


Average score: 141 (53 T20Is in Abu Dhabi)
Record of Chasing teams: Won – 29, Lost – 24, Tied – 0

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Probable Playing XIs


Scotland


George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Bradley Wheal
Bench: Alasdair Evans, Craig Wallace, Dylan Budge, Hamza Tahir


Namibia


Zane Green (wk), Craig Williams, Michael van Lingen, Gerhard Erasmus (c), David Wiese, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Pikky Ya France, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz
Bench: Michau du Preez, Karl Birkenstock, Ben Shikongo, Stephan Baard

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Head-to-head

Overall
Matches- 2, Scotland – 0, Namibia – 2, Tied- 0


The probable best batter of the match


David Wiese (Namibia)


David Wiese is one of the primary reasons why Namibia has managed to qualify for the Super 12s of the T20 World Cup. The veteran was arguably the standout batter for Namibia in the first round. In three matches, the right-hander scored 100 runs from three innings at an average of 100 and an incredible strike rate of 163.93.
Also, from the whole team, he is the best T20 player and can bowl also.


Probable best bowler of the match

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Josh Davey (Scotland)


Josh Davey has done exceedingly well for Scotland in the ongoing edition of the T20 World Cup. In four matches, the right-arm fast bowler has picked up nine wickets at an economy rate of under seven. He also picked up a four-wicket haul against Papua New Guinea. The Namibia batters need to play him with caution in their upcoming game.

Namibia to win the match.

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