Match Details

Date: 5th November, 2021

Time: 3:30 PM IST

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

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Preview: New Zealand will face spirited Namibia in their upcoming game of the World T20 Cup on 5th November 2021. Namibia are yet to register any win in the Super 12 but the way they have performed in the showpiece tournament has been impressive to say the least. Meanwhile, this is a must-win game for the Kiwis to stay alive in the race for the semi-finals.

New Zealand made a striking comeback in their recent games against Scotland and India, after losing their opening game to Pakistan. They will aim to sustain the momentum in order to win their next game.

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Analysis: Namibia lost to Pakistan by 45 runs on Tuesday evening. After opting to bat, Pakistan posted a formidable total of 189/2 on the board with openers Babar Azam (70) and Mohammad Rizwan (79*) batting beautifully. In the chase of 190 runs, Namibia showed resistance and managed to score 144 in their 20 overs. David Wiese smashed 43 runs off 31 balls while Craig Williams scored 40 runs to take Namibia closer to Pakistan's total.

The Blackcaps will aim to deliver a good performance and claim a comprehensive win to boost their net run-rate as well. Kane Williamson, Devon Conway and Martin Guptill will be the top batting options from the side. Meanwhile, all-rounders Daryl Mitchell and Mitchell Santner can be smart options in one’s fantasy team. New Zealand’s bowling department is very strong and the likes of Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Tim Southee and Ish Sodhi will surely trouble the Namibian batters.

From Namibian team, Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus, David Wiese, JJ Smit are the top picks. Besides them, Jan Frylinck and Trumpelmann can also contribute from the bowling department.

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Probable Playing XIs

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), James Neesham, Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

Namibia: Stephan Baard, Michael van Lingen, Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus (c), David Wiese, JJ Smit, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Ruben Trumpelmann, Zane Green (wk), Jan Frylinck, Ben Shikongo

Best 14

Wicketkeeper: Devon Conway

Batters:  Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Stephan Baard, Michael van Lingen, Craig Williams

All-rounders: Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, David Wiese, JJ Smit

Bowlers: Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ruben Trumpelmann

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