2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup – Namibia vs Ireland Preview & Prediction
When is Namibia vs Ireland taking place? Namibia vs Ireland will take place on Friday 22nd October, 2021 at 11:00 (UK)
Where is Namibia vs Ireland taking place? Namibia vs Ireland will take place at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah
What is the expected weather for Namibia vs Ireland? 34-36c dry with sunny intervals and a gentle breeze
Where can I get tickets for Namibia vs Ireland? Visit here for the latest ticket information for Namibia vs Ireland
What TV channel is Namibia vs Ireland on in the UK? Namibia vs Ireland will be televised live on Sky Sports
Where can I stream Namibia vs Ireland? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Namibia vs Ireland live on Sky Go
THE TEAM NEWS
- An outstanding 66 not out from big hitting all-rounder David Wiese led Namibia to their first ever T20 World Cup victory this past Wednesday, as they successfully chased down 165 to beat the Netherlands with one over and six wickets remaining.
- It’s hard to see Namibia wanting to make any changes to their team following such an incredible result as they no doubt have their eye on maintaining their winning formula in this winner take all encounter.
- Ireland were unable to build upon their victory over Netherlands as they lost out by 70 runs to Sri Lanka last time out after being bowled out for 101 chasing 171 to win in Abu Dhabi.
- Bowler Craig Young came into the side for that match, replacing leg-spinner Ben White and it would be no surprise if White was reinstalled into the starting line-up for this one.
Irelead head into this all or nothing contest in good shape despite their most recent loss against a very strong Sri Lankan side. Whilst Ireland have the better all-round squad than Namibia, they must be aware that Namibia boast a number of individual match winners such as Wiese that they cannot allow to get settled at the crease with the bat. Provided Wiese and Craig Williams are dismissed relatively early on in the Namibian innings, then Ireland should be able to get on top of their opponents and ultimately go on to secure victory here, sealing their passage to the Super 12s in the process.