Namibia have fared quite well in the tournament so far, a bit surprising as such but they have notched three victories from five matches with only two losses to their name. Singapore, on the other hand, have won twice and lost thrice. Based on their current run of form, one can look forward to a pretty even contest this time around with Namibia probably having the upper hand in the encounter.
ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
October 26th, 2019
9:00 PM IST
Clear weather with no chances of rain and the temperature ranging around 31 degrees Celsius is expected during the course of the game.
The pitch could be expected to be a paradise for the batsmen as its flat nature and a consistent bounce would ensure that run-scoring remains easy throughout the course of the game.
Predicted Playing XI:
Gerhard Erasmus would have to take the mantle and ensure that the batting order clicks perfectly for Namibia along with the likes of Zane Green, Niko Davin and Craig Williams whose contributions would be extremely vital for the team’s eventual performance in this game.
Stephan Baard, Niko Davin, JP Kotze, Zane Green (WK), Gerhard Erasmus (C), JJ Smit, Craig Williams, Christi Viljoen, Jan Frylinck, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo
Rohan Rangarajan is the most crucial figure in Singapore’s batting lineup as he would be expected to steer the batting order right from the start with the likes of Manpreet Singh and Janak Prakash being expected to provide the acceleration to the scoring rate later on in the innings.
Rezza Gaznavi, Surendran Chandramohan, Rohan Rangarajan, Tim David, Aritra Dutta, Manpreet Singh (WK), Navin Param, Janak Prakash, Vinoth Baskaran, Amjad Mahboob (C), Avi Dixit
Namibia rolled over the Kenyan side yesterday courtesy Gerhard Erasmus’ incredible knock of 52 runs in 25 deliveries that included four boundaries and three sixes as well. Bernard Scholtz was the star with the ball, as he managed to scalp four dismissals in his spell of four overs in which he conceded only 12 runs. These two players, based on their current run of form can carve a notable impact upon the game thus earning a considerable number of points. Surendran Chandramohan and Navin Param could be banked upon to bag up a significant number of points through their batting prowess and hence should be drafted in the fantasy XI side too.
1: G Erasmus
2: N Param
3: J Smit
Dream XI & Points Projection:
M Singh, Points: 52-54, Grade: A
S Chandramohan, Points: 68-70, Grade: A
J Frylink, Points: 36-38, Grade: B
N Param, Points: 58-60, Grade: A
G Erasmus, Points: 84-86, Grade: A
J Smit, Points: 82-84, Grade: A
C Viljoen, Points: 34-36, Grade: B
T David, Points: 56-58, Grade: A
B Scholtz, Points: 62-64, Grade: A
A Mahboob, Points: 38-40, Grade: B
V Baskaran, Points: 34-36, Grade: B
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