T20 World Cup 2021: Match 31, Pakistan vs Namibia Match Preview

The Men in Green are yet to lose a game in the competition. They have won all three matches thus far. Pakistan and Namibia are ready to face each other in Match No.31 of the T20 World Cup 2021 on Tuesday, November 2. This match will be held at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The Babar Azam-led Pakistan is on fire in the ongoing mega event. Also, they are sitting on top of the table in Group 2 with three wins in as many games.

Another win will officially take them into the semi-final. Namibia, on the other hand, started with a four-wicket win against Scotland but slumped to a 62-run loss at the hands of Afghanistan on Sunday. Namibia, without a doubt, has been impressive, but beating Pakistan may not be easy for them.

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Match Details

Match – Pakistan vs Namibia – Match 31

Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

Time – 07:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT

Where to watch live – Star Sports Network

Pitch Report

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The pitch in Abu Dhabi has been a little difficult to bat on in the ongoing World Cup. Run-making may not be all that easy. The slower bowlers are most likely to play a massive part in the game. Chasing should be the way forward for both teams.

Average first innings score: 128 (8 T20Is in Abu Dhabi in T20 World Cup 2021)

Record of Chasing teams: Won – 6, Lost – 2, Tied – 0

Probable Playing XIs


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Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi

Bench: Mohammad Nawaz, Haider Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim Jr


Craig Williams, Michael van Lingen, Zane Green (wk), Gerhard Erasmus (c), David Wiese, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Pikky Ya France, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz

Bench: Karl Birkenstock, Ben Shikongo, Michau du Preez, Stephan Baard


Pakistan and Namibia are yet to face each other in T20Is.

Probable best batter of the match

Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan)

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Mohammad Rizwan has been exceptional in the ongoing T20 World Cup. He started with a scintillating half-century against India in Dubai where Pakistan won by 10 wickets. Thereafter, he played another knock of substance against New Zealand. He failed to deliver against Afghanistan but is expected to stage a comeback next time around.

Probable best bowler of the match

Shaheen Shah Afridi (Pakistan)

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Shaheen Shah Afridi has been a tough nut to crack in the World Cup until now. In the game against India, he got the Player of the Match award, having picked up three wickets. He rattled India’s top order on October 24. In three games, the pacer has picked up five wickets at an excellent economy rate of 6.16. The Namibia batters need to play him with caution.

Prediction: Pakistan to win the match.

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