2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup – Namibia vs Netherlands Preview & Prediction
When is Namibia vs Netherlands taking place? Namibia vs Netherlands will take place on Wednesday 20thOctober, 2021 at 11:00 (UK)
Where is Namibia vs Netherlands taking place? Namibia vs Netherlands will take place at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi
What is the expected weather for Namibia vs Netherlands? 33-35c with sunny intervals and a gentle breeze
Where can I get tickets for Namibia vs Netherlands? Visit here for the latest ticket information for Namibia vs Netherlands
What TV channel is Namibia vs Netherlands on in the UK? Namibia vs Netherlands will be televised live on Sky Sports
Where can I stream Namibia vs Netherlands? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Namibia vs Netherlands live on Sky Go
THE TEAM NEWS
- Namibia suffered a heavy seven-wicket defeat in their first game of the T20 World Cup, being bowled out for just 96, a target which proved a stroll for Sri Lanka who sealed victory in the 14th over.
- The batting is likely to be of a primary concern for Namibia, who need to provide Craig Williams with better support, the number three batter having been responsible for the bulk off Namibia’s recent runs in this format, including against Sri Lanka last time out, which saw him top score with 29.
- A run out in the first over of the match between Netherlands and Ireland set the tone for what was a poor all-round performance from Pieter Seelaar’s side with the bat, who were dismissed for 106, a total chased down in 15.1 overs for the loss of just three wickets by Ireland.
- It would be no surprise if Netherlands were to consider making a number of changes for this match with the likes of opening batter Stephan Myburgh and fast bowler Paul van Meekeren among the names desperate for an opportunity to play.
The stakes could not be higher for both nations here with defeat all but guaranteeing their exit from the competition at this early stage. Each are clearly better than what they showed in their first match and an improvement all-round showing is expected from the two teams. However, when it comes down to the crunch, the Netherlands have the more experienced all-round unit with players that have competed in games of a high magnitude more regularly with it be through domestic cricket, franchise cricket or international cricket. Whilst Namibia won’t wilt easily, Netherlands should come through this one and keep themselves well in contention for qualification to the Super 12s.