After three rounds in the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019, Namibia and Bermuda find themselves at the bottom of the Group A table. Both of them face off against each other in a possibly inconsequential game in the context of qualification to next year’s ICC T20 World Cup in Australia. While Bermuda hasn’t faced any big teams should far, Namibia has shone in glimpses against the likes of Netherlands and Scotland. Both teams are equally matched on paper although Namibia’s greater balance in the side would ideally give them the edge for this game. With the likes of Delray Rawlins and Gerhard Erasmus taking it to the field on Wednesday, a close contest between both sides is expected.
Bermuda vs Namibia, Match 22
October 23rd 2019, 11:30 AM IST
ICC Academy Ground Number 2, Dubai
An even contest between bat and ball beckons with extra help on offer for the pacers upfront. In spite of the spinners also getting some purchase. 150 is a competitive score on this surface with the pacers being key.
The weather in Dubai is clear for the game with there being no chance of any rain. Humid conditions are expected with teams preferring to chase with dew set to play a part in the second innings. The temperature will range from 30 and 32 degrees during the course of the match.
Injuries: No injuries were reported from either side
Probable Playing XI
As for Namibia, they should persist with the same set of players with their odds of winning their first game being quite good. All hopes are on captain, Gerhard Erasmus and JJ Smit, who are crucial to their fortunes with both bat and ball. Burly left-hander, JP Kotze hasn’t fired in the tournament and is due for a big one while Namibia’s arsenal of allrounders will be key against the likes of Delray Rawlins and George O Brien on Wednesday.
JP Kotze, Stephan Baard, Gerhard Erasmus, Craig Williams, JJ Smit, Zane Green, Jan Frylinck, Ben Shikongo, Niko Davin and Bernard Scholtz
1. JP Kotze
2. Delray Rawlins
3. Gerhard Erasmus
N Davin, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
Gerhard Erasmus, Points: 74-76, Grade: A
Kamau Leverock, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
Jan Frylinck, Points: 20-22, Grade: B
JP Kotze, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
Delray Rawlins, Points: 80-82, Grade: A
JJ Smit, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
Dion Stovell, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
Rodney Trott, Points: 55-57, Grade: A
G O Brien, Points: 20-22, Grade: B
Bernard Scholtz, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
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