Date: October 31, 2021
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
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Afghanistan and Namibia have both got off to winning starts in the Super 12 round of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup this year. However, the difference between the two sides can be gauged from the fact that while Afghanistan had already secured a Super 12 berth ahead of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Namibia are being considered one of the stories of the tournament along with Scotland.
Interestingly though both teams registered wins over Scotland to begin their Super 12 journey while Afghanistan have done well over so many years, it would be interesting to see how Namibia plays against a team like Afghanistan before a game against heavyweights India, New Zealand and Pakistan.
Mohammad Shahzad and Rahmanullah Gurbaz are the wicketkeeping options that could be considered. Both have been in good form and can impact the match both with the keeping gloves in hand as well as with that bat. Namibia keeper Zane Green hasn't had that kind of an impact as yet. Among the batters, Hazratullah Zazai, Najibullah Zadran, Gerhard Erasmus, Craig Williams are the ones to choose from among those in form but the balance of the side must be kept in mind especially given the kind of surfaces that have been on display in UAE which makes all-rounders perhaps more crucial than the batters. Mohammad Nabi, David Wiese, JJ Smit and Jan Frylinck will be the preferred list for all-round options while Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz are the bowling options. All in all, there is an opportunity to fetch points for users even if it happens to be a low-scoring affair.
Probable Playing XI:
Afghanistan: Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Namibia: Craig Williams, Zane Green (wk), Gerhard Erasmus (c), David Wiese, Michael van Lingen, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Pikky Ya France, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz
Wicketkeepers: Mohammad Shahzad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batters: Hazratullah Zazai, Najibullah Zadran, Gerhard Erasmus, Craig Williams
All-rounders: Mohammad Nabi, David Wiese, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz
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