Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The T20 World Cup 2021 is heating up and it's now time for Scotland and Namibia to lock horns in Match 21 on Wednesday. Both the sides have made their way through to main round by pulling off upsets in group stages and they will be hoping to continue the same. Scotland will be slightly under pressure considering the way they lost to Afghanistan a couple of days earlier. On the other hand, it will be first game for Namibia in Super 12 which might help them play more freely.
With so much to look forward to, there is no doubt that we are in for an exciting high-voltage contest in Abu Dhabi between two really talented sides.
There have been a few matches played in Abu Dhabi in the mega event so far and it's been favourable to the sides batting second, mostly because of the dew in the later half of evening matches. This is why toss could prove to be a huge factor in this contest and the team which is put to bat first needs to put up a huge total on board in order to stand a chance in the match.
Kyle Coetzer's side are coming to his match on the back of a huge 130-run defeat at the hands of Afghanistan where their batters had no answers to the spin duo of Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan. However, one bad performance does not really justify the potential of the side which won all the three group games earlier in the tournament. With players like George Munsey and Chris Greaves in the side, Scotland are certainly capable of turning their campaign around in this contest.
Gerhard Erasmus's team are the dark horses of T20 World Cup after they stunned everyone in group stages to qualify for Super 12 against all odds. They have looked a very solid unit in the tournament so far and would certainly be looking to begin the main round on a positive note. David Wiese has been phenomenal for them in the middle-order and Namibia are certainly a force to reckon with, especially when they are chasing a target.
Kyle Coetzer (c), Richard Berrington, Dylan Budge, Matthew Cross (wk), Josh Davey, Ally Evans, Chris Greaves, Michael Leask, Calum Macleod, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Hamza Tahir, Craig Wallace, Mark Watt, Brad Wheal
Gerhard Erasmus (c), Stephen Baard, Karl Birkenstock. Michau du Preez, Jan Frylinck, Zane Green, Nicol Lofie-Eaton, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo, JJ Smit, Ruben Trumpelmann, Michael van Lingen, David Wiese, Craig Williams, Picky Ya France
There is not much to choose between the two sides as both sides look equally balanced in all departments. With some exciting talents on display, fans could be in for a thrilling contest in Abu Dhabi but it is expected that toss might end up being the major factor as the team which bats second on Wednesday could eventually go on to win the match.
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