Namibia fared really well in the group stages with four victories from six matches to their name. They finished at the third spot in the points table. Oman, on the other hand, concluded with the same number of wins but had ended up in the second spot of the Group B. Despite finishing at the third place, Namibia boast of a better NRR than Oman in the league stage.
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers
Dubai Cricket International Stadium
October 29th, 2019
9:00 PM IST
Clear weather with no chances of rain and the temperature ranging around 33 degrees Celsius is expected during the course of the game.
The track at Dubai would definitely suit the batsmen and hence one can look forward to a potentially high-scoring encounter this time around.
Predicted Playing XI:
Stephan Baard and Craig Williams would be banked upon to steer the batting order at the top for Namibia but the major contributions might come from Gerhard Erasmus and the bowling would be led by the brilliance of Bernard Scholtz.
Stephan Baard, Niko Davin, JP Kotze, Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus (C), JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Zane Green (WK), Christi Viljoen, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo
Jatinder Singh and Zeeshan Maqsood are the major pillars of the batting order for Oman but the likes of Suraj Kumar and Aqib Ilyas would be expected to contribute adequately as well. Mohammad Nadeem and Fayyaz Butt would be vital bowlers for Oman.
Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Aqib Ilyas, Amir Kaleem, Zeeshan Maqsood (C), Suraj Kumar (WK), Sandeep Goud, Khurram Nawaz Khan, Mohammad Nadeem, Fayyaz Butt, Bilal Khan
Namibia had delivered a power-packed performance against Singapore as they had notched 191 runs in 20 overs in that match majorly courtesy to the astonishing half-century by Erasmus in which he scored 72 runs at a strike rate of 156.52. Jan Frylink had later broken the back of Singapore’s batting order with his four-wicket haul. These two players should definitely be drafted in the side based on their excellent run of current form. JJ Smit could be of great use with his prominence over the dual skills of the game and he along with JP Kotze, who had scored a quickfire 36 runs against Singapore should be included in the fantasy XI team to attain maximum chances of gaining more points.
1: Gerhard Erasmus
2: Khawar Ali
3: JP Kotze
Dream XI & Points Projection:
J Kotze, Points: 52-54, Grade: A
A Ilyas, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
J Singh, Points: 36-38, Grade: B
JJ Smit, Points: 58-60, Grade: A
G Erasmus, Points: 84-86, Grade: A
A Kaleem, Points: 82-84, Grade: A
C Viljoen, Points: 34-36, Grade: B
K Ali, Points: 36-38, Grade: B
J Frylinck, Points: 62-64, Grade: A
B Scholtz, Points: 38-40, Grade: B
B Khan, Points: 34-36, Grade: B
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are of the author and is not a reflection of the actual points you might earn.