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Scotland vs Namibia, ST20 2021, Today Match Prediction

09 October 2021 | 10:30 | ICC Academy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
137/8 in 20.0 6.85
138/5 in 17.4 7.81 winner

Toss Winner - Namibia won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Namibia beat Scotland by 5 wickets

Scotland and Namibia lock horns in the UAE Summer T20 Bash competition.

  • Namibia registered a comfortable win over UAE in the opening game of the competition.
  • Scotland registered a comprehensive win over Papua New Guinea
  • George Munsey, Richie Berrington and Hamza Tahir put in excellent performances for Scotland against Papua New Guinea.

Expect Scotland to register a comfortable win over Namibia.

  • Tournament: UAE Summer T20 Bash 2021
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: ICC Academy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Toss: To Bowl

sco vs nam Match Prediction & Analysis

Namibia and Scotland will lock horns in the fifth game of the 2021 UAE Summer T20 Bash competition to be played at ICC Cricket Academy in Dubai.

After completing a comfortable win over UAE, Namibia will be keen to continue their decent form with the bat and ball against Scotland. Captain Gerhard Erasmus will be hoping that the side can maintain discipline in all three departments in this fixture.

On the other hand, Scotland registered a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Papua New Guinea, courtesy excellent contributions from George Munsey, Richie Berrington and Hamza Tahir. Captain Kyle Coetzer will be hoping that the side can continue their excellent form against Namibia.

Teams Preview

Scotland Preview

Skipper Kyle Coetzer will be pleased with his side’s clinical performance in the game played against Papua New Guinea

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Kyle Coetzer, George Munsey, Richie Berrington, Ollie Hairs and Calum MacLeod to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous match, opener George Munsey was the star of the show with the bat for Scotland. He played well and finished the innings with the top-score of 50 runs off 33 balls with the help of seven fours and one six.

Besides Munsey, Richie Berrington scored 41 runs off 28 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes. He was well supported by Calum MacLeod, who chipped in with 27 runs off 28 balls

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Alasdair Evans, Chris Sole, Josh Davey and Hamza Tahir to provide timely breakthroughs.

Scotland Predicted Playing XI:

George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Ollie Hairs, Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Matthew Cross (wk), Chris Greaves, Josh Davey, Chris Sole, Alasdair Evans, Hamza Tahir

Scotland Key Players From Previous Game Of UAE Summer T20 Bash 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
G Munsey 50 33 7 1 151.52
R Berrington 41 28 3 2 146.43
C MacLeod 27 28 1 0 96.43
Bowlers O M R W Econ
H Tahir 4.0 0 35 2 8.75
C Sole 2.0 0 17 1 8.5
C MacLeod 4.0 0 28 1 7
Bowlers O M R W Econ
H Tahir 4.0 0 35 2 8.75
C Sole 2.0 0 17 1 8.5
C MacLeod 4.0 0 28 1 7

Scotland Actual Playing XI:

Michael Leask, Richie Berrington, Matthew Cross, Craig Wallace, Josh Davey, Bradley Wheal, Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer, Dylan Budge

Namibia Preview

The side is expected to go with the same combination that featured in the opening game against United Arab Emirates.

In the batting department, the onus will be on opener Stephan Baard, Zane Green, Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus and David Wiese to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous game, Craig Williams was the standout performer with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 57 runs off 37 balls with the help of seven fours and two sixes. He was well supported by Stephan Baard, who chipped in with 39 runs off 34 balls with the help of four boundaries.

Captain Gerhard Erasmus scored 27 runs off 19 balls with the help of two boundaries, whereas JJ Smit chipped in with 14 runs off nine balls.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Jan Frylinck, David Wiese, Ruben Trumpelmann and JJ Smit to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

In the previous encounter, Ruben Trumpelmann was the pick of the bowlers and finished with figures of 2 for 22 in his four overs.

Namibia Predicted Playing XI:

Stephan Baard, Zane Green (wk), Bernard Scholtz, Craig Williams, David Wiese, Jan Frylinck, JJ Smit, Karl Birkenstock, Ruben Trumpelmann, Gerhard Erasmus (c), Pikky Ya France

Namibia Key Players From Previous Game Of UAE Summer T20 Bash 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
C Williams 57 37 7 2 154.05
S Baard 39 34 4 0 114.71
G Erasmus 27 19 2 0 142.11
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Frylinck 4.0 0 24 6 6
R Trumpelmann 4.0 0 22 2 5.5
D Wiese 4.0 0 29 1 7.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Frylinck 4.0 0 24 6 6
R Trumpelmann 4.0 0 22 2 5.5
D Wiese 4.0 0 29 1 7.25

Namibia Actual Playing XI:

Jan Frylinck, Gerhard Erasmus, David Wiese, Pikky Ya France, Craig Williams, Zane Green, JJ Smit, Karl Birkenstock, Ruben Trumpelmann, Stephan Baard, Bernard Scholtz

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 29 0 mm. 0.43 k/h From: NE 0%
03h 30 0 mm. 2.22 k/h From: ESE 0%
06h 31 0 mm. 1.48 k/h From: SW 0%
09h 32 0 mm. 4.7 k/h From: NW 0%
12h 33 0 mm. 4.92 k/h From: NW 0%
15h 31 0 mm. 3.29 k/h From: NNW 0%
18h 30 0 mm. 1.06 k/h From: ENE 0%
21h 30 0 mm. 1.3 k/h From: W 0%

Weather Conditions

With weather forecast expected to be fair, the wicket is expected to be good for batting. Spinners will definitely get some help from the surface.

Venue Details

ICC Cricket Academy in Dubai is going to host the fifth game of the 2021 UAE Summer T20 Bash between Scotland and Namibia

Toss: To Bowl

Both the sides would be keen to win the toss, bowl first and restrict the opposing to team to a score of 140 runs. Average first innings at the venue is around 150 to 160 runs.

SCO vs NAM Winning Prediction

Based on current form, Scotland will be favorites to win their game against Namibia. With the likes of George Munsey, Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod and Hamza Tahir putting in excellent performances against Papua New Guinea, the team management will be hoping that the side can put in another clinical performance against Namibia.

Expect Scotland to register a comfortable win over Namibia.

Author: Shoaib Z.