The 31st match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled to be played between Pakistan and Namibia on Tuesday at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium. Pakistan find themselves at the number one position on the points table in Group 2.
They are yet to lose a game in the tournament and are likely to finish at the top spot in Group 2. Pakistan have managed to beat all three toughest sides in the group and now are considered as one of the favourites to lift the title.
All the players in the team have made contributions to those victories. Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf have led the way with the ball. The duo has picked 11 wickets between each other in the tournament. Besides, Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan have kept the batsmen guessing with their turn and guile. Both have picked three wickets each.
Babar Azam has led the way with the bat, scoring 128 runs in 3 matches, while M Rizwan has 120 runs to his name. Asif Ali has played a pivotal role in helping Pakistan finish the match in the last two outings. Having said that, Pakistan would be hoping that senior members such as M Hafeez and Shoaib Malik also come up with better performances with the bat.
Facing them are Namibia, who find themselves at number four on the points table with 1 win in 2 matches. Namibia should be proud of the way they have played in their very first ICC tournament. Brilliant performances in the first round helped them reach the Super 12s.
They exhibited a brilliant performance against Scotland to make a winning start in the Super 12s. However, they couldn’t replicate a similar performance against Afghanistan on Sunday. A collective batting effort from the team helped Afghanistan post a 160-run total in the first innings. Namibia had a rough time with the ball and couldn’t do much with the bat either.
None of the batsmen could go on to play a big knock as Namibia could only manage to score 98 runs in their 20 overs. David Wiese top-scored for them with 26 off 30 balls. They need to play really good cricket against Pakistan to come back to winning ways. It will be interesting to see if they could deliver a better performance on Tuesday.
PAK vs NAM: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of Sheikh Zayed Stadium- ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Match 31
Sheikh Zayed Stadium will play host to the 31st match between Pakistan and Namibia of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The pitch here in Abu Dhabi has a good batting surface. The batsmen tend to score a good amount of runs once get set in the middle overs.
Having said that, the bowlers too have taken a lot of wickets here. Batsmen will find it tough at the early stages of the game. Spinners too will have a role to play in the middle overs. All in all, one can expect to be a great contest both between bat and ball. Both teams should look to bowl first after winning the toss. Anything between 150 and 160 should be a par score.
|Average 1st Inns scores||139|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||127|
The temperature here will be hot and humid. The conditions here should suggest that there is no possibility of rain. One could expect a good game of cricket. The average temperature will hover around 42-degree Celsius.