T20 World Cup 2021: Match 11, Namibia vs Ireland Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

T20 World Cup 2021: Match 11, Namibia vs Ireland Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

The winner of the match will progress to the Super 12s along with Sri Lanka.

David Wiese and Gerhard Erasmus
David Wiese and Gerhard Erasmus. (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP via Getty Images)

Preview

Namibia and Ireland are set to lock horns in Match No.11 of the T20 World Cup Qualifiers on Friday, October 22 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. Ireland, led by Andrew Balbirnie, started their campaign on a resounding note, beating Netherlands by seven wickets after Curtis Campher’s hat-trick.

However, they lost to Sri Lanka by 70 runs on Wednesday. Namibia, on the other hand, made a strong comeback as they defeated Netherlands by six wickets. The upcoming game is a knockout. The team, who wins the game, goes through to the Super 12 along with Dasun Shanaka’s Sri Lanka.

Match Details

Match – Namibia vs Ireland – Match 11

Venue – Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Time – 03:30 PM IST, 10:00 AM GMT

Where to watch live – Star Sports Network

Pitch Report

The pitch in Sharjah hasn’t been a high-scoring one of late. During the IPL 2021, scores of 130 weren’t cakewalks for oppositions. But chasing was easier compared to batting first. The slower bowlers are likely to come into play.

Average score: 144 (14 T20Is in Sharjah)

Record of Chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 9, Tied – 1

Probable Playing XIs

Ireland

Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Neil Rock (wk), Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Benjamin White, Joshua Little

Bench: George Dockrell, Craig Young, Andy McBrine, Lorcan Tucker

Namibia

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

Bench: Ben Shikongo, Michau du Preez, Michael van Lingen, Karl Birkenstock

Head-to-head

Matches- 1, Namibia – 0, Ireland – 1, N/R- 0

In the UAE

Matches- 1, Namibia – 0, Ireland – 1, N/R- 0

Probable best batter of the match

Paul Stirling (Ireland)

Paul Stirling is someone, who has loads of experience under his belt, having plied his trade for more than a decade. The right-hander prefers to take on the opposition bowling from the word go. In the first game against Netherlands, he smashed an unbeaten 30. But against the Lankans, he faltered to some extent. He will look to make an impact.

Probable best bowler of the match

David Wiese (Namibia)

David Wiese is one of the veterans in the Namibia team. Having plied his trade around the world, he has plenty of experience. In the first two matches, he couldn’t quite make the impact he was expected to. In the second game against Netherlands, he picked up one wicket. Wiese will want to make a greater impact with the ball against Ireland.

Today’s match prediction: Ireland to win the match.

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