T20 World Cup 2022: Namibia vs United Arab Emirates Match Preview, Playing XI, Head to Head, Where to Watch on TV, & Live Streaming Details for T20 WC

The game will be played on October 20.

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After stunning Sri Lanka in the very first match of the tournament, Namibia found themselves in a tight spot following their defeat at the hands of the Netherlands in the previous match. In order to qualify for the super 12 of the competition, the game will be mandatory for them to win. UAE, on the other hand, looked pretty average in their first two matches of the T20 World Cup. First, they lost to the Netherlands and then Sri Lanka completely bamboozled their batting order in the next match. Now, even though mathematically they are still alive in the competition, it will be a miracle if they manage to turn things in their favour.

While taking on UAE, Namibia will not only think about the win but will also concentrate to improve their strike rate. As things stand, they are far ahead of their competitors in terms of strike rate but a lot can change in the third game. However, the team would want to focus on the win first. Their top order has been pretty shambolic in the first two encounters and thus the pressure falls on the middle order to take charge. Against an ordinary-looking bowling attack of UAE, the Gerhard Erasmus-led side would look to change that and merch onto their second Super 12 in successive years. When it comes to bowling, they have done reasonably well so far in the competition. Be it with the bat or with the bowl, JJ Smit and Jan Frylinck have been terrific for the African nation.

Coming to UAE, the team showed a lot of promise in the build-up but could never match the pace in the T20 World Cup. They lacked confidence and fitness-wise, they were below far. Their conservative attitude is something that the team management needs to address. Their lack of match practice in Australian conditions is also something that has been noticed in the tournament. Now, all they need to do is play some fearless cricket to entertain the crowd and send a strong message to their competitors.

Pitch Conditions

The wicket at the Simonds Stadium in Geelong has been ideal for batting. Spinners will come into the picture later on but it’s going to be a batters paradise. The team winning the toss should bowl first.

Playing Combinations for NAM vs UAE


Despite losing their last match at the hands of the Netherlands, the Namibian team are unlikely to make any changes to their playing XI. JJ Smit and Jan Frylinck will once again be looking to play a crucial role for Namibia.

Michael van Lingen, Divan la Cock, Stephan Baard, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Gerhard Erasmus (c), Jan Frylinck, JJ Smit, David Wiese, Zane Green (wk), Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo


More than personnel, they need a change in their mentality. The openers need to give the team a good start for the coming batters to dominate. Their conservative approach in a T20I game needs to change.

Chirag Suri, Muhammad Waseem, Aryan Lakra, Chundangapoyil Rizwan (c), Basil Hameed, Vriitya Aravind (wk), Kashif Daud, Aayan Afzal Khan, Karthik Meiyappan, Junaid Siddique, Zahoor Khan

NAM vs UAE Head-To-Head

Played- 01 | NAM - 01 | UAE - 00

NAM vs UAE Broadcast Details:

Match Timings- 1:30 PM IST

Live Streaming- Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar

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