NAM vs SA-E Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury update for 3rd Unofficial T20

JJ Smit’s heroics in the 2nd T20 helped Namibia chase a huge target.

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Preview:

In a must-win game, Namibia went on to beat South Africa Emerging by 5 wickets in the 2nd T20 and levelled the series 1-1. Chasing 191 runs, Namibia sealed the victory in the last ball of the match to stun the visitors. Now, all eyes are on the decider.

South Africa Emerging team failed to chase the huge target in front of them. There is no question about their batting abilities, but the last game exposed that a lot of improvements have to be made in the bowling department.

Match Details:

Namibia vs South Africa Emerging, 3rd T20

Venue: Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek

Date & Time: April 25th at 4:30 PM IST and 1:00 PM local time

Live Streaming: Fancode

Pitch Report:

The teams chasing have won the last 2 matches played on this venue. The ball will come quite better onto the bat in the 2nd half of the match compared to the 1st half, and hence bowling first, will be a preferable option.



Probable Playing XIs for NAM vs SA-E:

Namibia

Zane Green (wk), Jean-Pierre Kotze, Merwe Erasmus (c), Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, JJ Smit, Michael van Lingen, Jan Frylinck, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo, Karl Birkenstock, Ruben Trumpelmann

South Africa Emerging

Grant Roelofsen, Kabelo Sekhukhune, Jonathan Bird, Matthew Breetzke, Sinethemba Qeshile (c & wk), Jason Smith, Delano Potgieter, Dayyaan Galiem, Tshepo Ntuli, Gregory Mahlokwana, Stefan Tait


Top Picks for NAM vs SA-E Dream11 Match:

Top Picks Namibia

JJ Smit’s heroics in the 2nd T20 helped Namibia chase a huge target. He played an unbeaten knock of 103 runs from just 45 balls and ensured his side cross the finishing line.

Namibia skipper Merwe Erasmus is a useful and skilful player across all the departments. He played quite well in the 2nd T20, scoring 38 runs from 34 balls, which comprised of 3 fours and 2 sixes. He picked up a wicket as well.

Top Picks ­South Africa Emerging

Jonathan Bird didn’t play the 1st T20, but was excellent in the 2nd T20. He scored 74 runs from 37 balls, which included 4 fours and 5 sixes.

Grant Roelofsen got out for just 5 runs in the 1st T20, but made a good comeback in the 2nd T20 by scoring a well-made 52 runs from 31 balls.

NAM vs SA-E Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Statistics (last 5 T20s) Dream11 Points
JJ Smit 186 runs and one wicket 148, 39, 56, 53, 4
Grant Roelofsen 116 77, 10, 26, 30, 28
Jonathan Bird 74 runs ( last game) 106
Matthew Breetzke 113 34, 40, 11, 6, 87
Merwe Erasmus 128 runs and one wicket 84, 18, 8, 25, 101


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for NAM vs SA-E Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Jean-Pierre Kotze, Grant Roelofsen (vc), JJ Smit, Matthew Breetzke, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Jonathan Bird, Merwe Erasmus (c), Delano Potgieter, Tshepo Ntuli, Stefan Tait, Ruben Trumpelmann

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for NAM vs SA-E Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Sinethemba Qeshile, Grant Roelofsen, Jason Smith, JJ Smit (c), Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Jonathan Bird (vc), Merwe Erasmus, Dayyaan Galiem, Tshepo Ntuli, Stefan Tait, Ruben Trumpelmann


NAM vs SA-E Risky Captaincy Choices:

Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton performed well with both bat and ball in the 1st T20, but he didn’t perform up to his standards in the 2nd T20I. He can be a risky captaincy pick.

Jason Smith generally bats in the middle order and the chances of scoring big runs are not huge, but he got a chance in the first game and showed his calibre by scoring 48 runs from 26 deliveries.

Player you should avoid:

Bernard Scholtz hasn’t done anything great in the last couple of matches with the ball. He was economical in the 1st T20 but didn’t pick any wickets. For his 9 Cr, he is not worthy to be included in your Dream11 fantasy teams.

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.