Namibia will begin their Super 12 campaign of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 against Scotland at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. Namibia have produced sensational performances in the tournament so far. They didn’t start the tournament on a great note, having suffered a 7-wicket defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka. However, they made a dramatic turnaround as they went on to win their next two matches to seal a berth in the Super 12s.
Namibia earned their first win of the ICC T20 World Cup against the Netherlands by 6 wickets, thanks to a blistering 66-run knock from David Wiese. This was followed by a do-or-die match victory over Ireland by 8 wickets.
Namibia bowled great lengths and didn’t allow Ireland to score runs easily in the first innings. Jan Frylinck picked three wickets, while David Wiese picked two wickets as Ireland were restricted to just 125 runs in the first innings.
Gerhard Erasmus then scored a match-winning half-century to help Namibia earn their second consecutive win of the tournament. David Wiese too made a valuable contribution of 28 runs off just 14 deliveries. Namibia will be playing their first game of the Super 12 round on Wednesday against Scotland. They would look to start their Super 12 campaign with a win.
On the other hand, Scotland are coming off a humiliating 130-run defeat at the hands of Afghanistan. Scotland won all three games in the first round to qualify for the Super 12 stage. However, a high-flying Scotland was brought down to the target by Afghanistan on Tuesday.
Riding on significant contributions from the top-four, Afghanistan notched a mammoth 190-run total in the first innings. Mark Watt and Safyaan Sharif looked decent with the ball, however, all the other bowlers went for more than 10 runs an over.
Sharif picked 3 for 44 in 4 overs, while Watt returned with impressive figures of 1 for 23 in 4 overs. Scotland needed a good start to chase down the score. Munsey and Kyle Coetzer made a decent start but once the latter departed, wickets fell in a cluster.
Scotland as a result was bundled out for just 60 runs, thereby losing the game by a massive 130 runs. Their best bet in the batting departed, George Munsey, once again, failed to cover a decent start into a big score. Nevertheless, he top scored for the side with 25 runs in 18 balls.
SCO vs NAM Head to Head Records: Scotland’s (SCO) H2H Record Against Namibia (NAM)- ICC T20 World Cup 2021
Teams Head to Head Records: T20 Internationals
|Stats||Matches||SCO Win||NAM Won||N/R|
|At Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium||1||0||1||–|
|In the last 5 matches||5||1||4|
|In T20 World Cup||–||–||–||–|
Successful Head-to-Head Records in 1st Batting vs 2nd Batting:
|Innings||SCO won||NAM won|
Teams’ and Players’ Records in Head-to-Head Battles:
(Top players’ stats)
|Stats||SCO vs NAM||NAM vs SCO|
|Highest Individual Score||Jan Stander: 116||Craig Williams: 116|
|Best Batting Average||Majid Haq: 45.00||JJ Smit: 63.00|
|Most runs||Richie Berrington: 228 runs||Craig Williams: 276 rusn|
|Best economy rate||Jan Frylink: 4.88||Hamza Tahir: 4.50|
|Most wickets||Sayaan Sharif: 10||Louis Van der Westhuizen: 8|
|Best Bowling figures||Preston Mommsen : 3/12||Chrisi Viljeon: 5/23|