Scotland suffered one of the biggest losses in its history in the previous match, when it crumpled in front of Afghanistan. They will now face Namibia in a duel of Group B’s two underdogs. Namibia was outstanding in the first part of the T20 World Cup and should not be underestimated. Both teams will be looking to play good cricket and securing a win in this encounter.
Scotland was taken aback when it faced Afghanistan in the previous meeting. Not only was their bowling pricey, but its batting also struggled to adjust to spinners. Fortunately for Scotland, it will not be subjected to the same level of bowling in the following encounter. They were really poor with the cricket bat and will now want to improve on that.
The circumstances will be difficult for Scotland to adjust to, but we believe that George Munsey, Richie Berrington, and Callum MacLeod, as well as a number of other potential hitters, will be able to give enough runs for Scotland to be competitive.
When it comes to bowling, Safyaan Sharif, Josh Davy, and Mark Watt will be crucial. Watt was also the only bowler to escape heavy punishment against Afghanistan. His ability to bowl in the dying overs is vital, and he might pick up several wickets in the next games.
Namibia will be fairly confident heading into this match following two consecutive victory. It comes as no surprise that David Wiese has been the player to watch for Namibia so far. In the squad, he has the most experience playing top-quality T20 cricket. He has bowled his whole four-over quota while also contributing big innings down the order with the bat.
The Namibian team’s reliance on David Wiese is undeniable. Craig Williams and Gerhard Erasmus, on the other hand, are both very good batters. When it comes to batting, Namibia is weaker than Scotland, but it is not as dreadful as most people believe.
Wiese will lead the bowling attack once again, with Smit and Frylinck on his side.
Scotland and Namibia have faced each other in 8 T20I’s. Both of them have won 4 each.
We will be rooting for Scotland to win this game. Scotland has lost both T20 international matches against Namibia so far, but we believe the outcome will be different this time. Scotland has been better prepared than Namibia and has a deeper squad. Scotland is the favourite to win.
Date and Time:
October 27, 2021 (Wednesday), 7:30 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi