New Zealand will face Namibia in its second-last T20 World Cup 2021 encounter and will want to play good cricket. Their fate is in their own hands. No one is anticipating New Zealand to lose this match, as shown by the odds that are now available on it. There is no benefit in betting for New Zealand to win since the outcome is considered a fait conclusion.
Namibia has showed some potential in the competition, clinching a comfortable victory against Scotland. They will want to play better live cricket this time around too. Is there going to be another upheaval?
Scotland pushed New Zealand, and there were some anxious moments. The final outcome was still in their favour, but we don’t believe New Zealand will be pleased with their performance. Having said that, on most days, New Zealand is a superb squad versus lower-ranked opponents. It plays to a high quality and makes few errors.
We believe Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson are two batters on whom you may bet in this match. Guptill struck 93 against Scotland and led New Zealand’s batting attack. Given his current form, he has a chance to score runs in this match as well. Kane Williamson is just too outstanding a player to miss out on several occasions, thus we believe a wager on him makes sense as well.
When it comes to bowling, Sharjah has a penchant for spinners, thus Mitchell Santner and ish Sodhi will be essential. Choosing one of Santner or Sodhi to be New Zealand’s top wicket-taker is something we strongly advise.
Namibia will be anxious to take a major scalp in the Super-12 stage and resurrect their cricket. New Zealand is a formidable squad, but Namibia must hope they can pull off an upset here. Namibia’s plethora of left-arm pacers, all of whom acquire some swing with the new ball, is one of the country’s most intriguing features. Trumplemann, Frylinck, and Smit are all expected to participate in this game and might take early wickets. Overall, Namibia’s bowling is not well suited to the Sharjah conditions, and we will not bet on their bowlers to do well.
Namibia’s batting has also been a little poor. Wiese, Erasmus, and Williams have all gotten starts, but none of them has been able to consistently put up huge numbers.
Both of these teams will be facing each other for the first time in T20I’s.
We’re going to put money on New Zealand to win this game. While the whole nation of India wishes Namibia could pull off a miracle, we are not banking on it. New Zealand is a world-class squad with superior resources and depth across the board.
Place your bet on New Zealand to win.
Date and Time:
November 5, 2021 (Friday), 3:30 PM IST
Sharjah Cricket Ground, Sharjah