Namibia vs Ireland Wolves, 2020: 1st Unofficial T20I: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Jan Frylinck picked up 15 wickets across 7 matches at a bowling strike rate of 10 during the recent T20 CWC Qualifiers.
Published - Feb 17, 2020 7:33 pm | Updated - Feb 17, 2020 7:57 pm
The 1st game of the 5-match unofficial T20I series between Namibia and Ireland Wolves will be played at the SuperSport Park in Centurion.
The match starts at 9:30 AM local time (7:30 AM GMT) (1:00 PM IST).
Ireland Wolves’ tour of South Africa will be kick-start on Tuesday when they face Namibia in the 5-match unofficial T20 series. The two sides will be involved in back to back T20 matches at the SuperSport Park in Centurion that hosted the T20I series-decider between South Africa and England on Sunday. Harry Tector will be captained by the visiting Wolves team while the Namibia national side will be led by Gerhard Erasmus. The Namibian team is a near full-strength side as they take the field with the players who were part of the CWC Qualifiers except for JJ Smit.
SuperSport Park is expected to be under clouds during the morning but no rain is forecasted.
The first T20 will start at 9:30 AM local time which is quite an early start at this ground. Hence, there could be a bit of assistance for the pacers unlike during the Sunday’s high-scoring match between England and South Africa where the visitors chased down 223.
Average first innings score: 222 (T20 matches in 2020)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 0
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Gareth Delany, Harry Tector (C), Stephen Doheny, Lorcan Tucker, Stuart Thompson, Shane Getkate, Nathan McGuire, Curtis Campher, Tyrone Kane, Josh Little, Craig Young.
Bench – Neil Rock, Jonathan Garth, Jacob Mulder.
Stephen Baard, Karl Birkenstock, JP Kotze, Gerhard Erasmus (C), Craig Williams, Niko Davin, Pikkie Ya France, Zane Green (WK), Ben Shikongo, Jan Frylinck, Bernard Scholtz.
Bench – Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Tangeni Lungameni, Janie De Villiers, Ruben Trumpleman.
The Namibia skipper Gerhard Erasmus has been at his prime with the bat as he scored 268 runs from 9 innings at an average of 38.28 with three fifties in the 2019-20 season for Namibia. Erasmus also picked up four wickets from four matches he played. Jan Frylinck was impressive with the ball during the recent T20 CWC qualifiers where he picked up 15 wickets across 7 T20s at a bowling strike rate of 10.
Tyrone Kane has an impressive record in the limited-overs formats. He bagged 29 wickets from 19 innings he bowled in the T20 format at a strike rate of 11.1 and also scored 147 runs from 13 T20 innings at 140+ strike rate. Gareth Delany has played 20 matches for Ireland in his T20I career. He scored 383 runs in 18 innings at an average of 25.53 with two fifties and also claimed 16 wickets across 17 innings.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Gerhard Erasmus, Harry Tector, Gareth Delany
Vice-Captain – Steven Baard, Jan Frylinck, Shane Getkate
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – JP Kotze, Lorcan Tucker
Batters – Gareth Delany, Harry Tector (VC), Gerhard Erasmus (C)
All-Rounders – Stuart Thompson, Craig Williams, Jan Frylinck
Bowlers – Curtis Campher, Bernard Scholtz, Josh Little
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Lorcan Tucker
Batters – Stephen Baard (VC), Gareth Delany (C), Harry Tector, Gerhard Erasmus
All-Rounders – Shane Getkate, Craig Williams, Jan Frylinck
Bowlers – Tyrone Kane, Craig Young, Bernard Scholtz
JP Kotze and Craig Williams are similar in terms of consistency, especially in the T20 format. Kotze has an average of 17.65 for Namibia but has scored an unbeaten hundred in the shorter format. Williams has two T20 hundreds and has scored over 1000 T20 runs at an average of 25.29. He also picked up 35 wickets in this format thus far. However, he scored only 1 century in his last ten innings across all formats and sub-50 scores in the other nine.
Namibia is expected to take a 1-0 lead in this series if they play to their potential.
*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.