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T20 World Cup 2021: Match 21, Scotland vs Namibia Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

Scotland are yet to beat Nambia in T20 Internationals.

Namibia cricket team
Namibia cricket team. (Photo by Matthew Lewis-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Preview

Scotland and Namibia are set to cross swords in Match No.21 of the T20 World Cup on Wednesday, October 27 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.  Namibia, led by Gerhard Erasmus, started the tournament with a loss against Sri Lanka but came back to defeat Ireland and the Netherlands.

David Wiese’s inclusion in the team has bolstered their lineup to a significant extent. Scotland, on the other hand, won all their three games in the Qualifiers. However, Afghanistan jolted them with a humiliating 130-run defeat on Monday in Abu Dhabi. Scotland are yet to beat Namibia in T20Is.

Match Details

Match – Scotland vs Namibia – Match 21

Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Time – 07:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT

Where to watch live – Star Sports Network

Pitch Report

The pitch in Abu Dhabi is expected to pose a lot of threats to the batters in the upcoming encounter. The bowlers are most likely to make hay. The upcoming game isn’t expected to be a high-scoring affair by any means. Chasing should be the way forward.

Average score: 141 (53 T20Is in Abu Dhabi)

Record of Chasing teams: Won – 29, Lost – 24, Tied – 0

Probable Playing XIs

Scotland

George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Bradley Wheal

Bench: Alasdair Evans, Craig Wallace, Dylan Budge, Hamza Tahir

Namibia

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

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

Head-to-head

Overall

Matches- 2, Scotland – 0, Namibia – 2, Tied- 0

Probable best batter of the match

David Wiese (Namibia)

David Wiese is one of the primary reasons why Namibia have managed to qualify for the Super 12s of the T20 World Cup. The veteran was arguably the standout batter for Namibia in the first round. In three matches, the right-hander scored 100 runs from three innings at an average of 100 and an incredible strike rate of 163.93.

Probable best bowler of the match

Josh Davey (Scotland)

Josh Davey has done exceedingly well for Scotland in the ongoing edition of the T20 World Cup. In four matches, the right-arm fast bowler has picked up nine wickets at an economy rate of under seven. He also picked up a four-wicket haul against Papua New Guinea. The Namibia batters need to play him with caution in their upcoming game.

Today’s match prediction: Namibia 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.