Last Update on: October 27th, 2021 at 09:44 am
Namibia will play against Scotland in the 21st match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 on Wednesday at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Both teams have played 8 T20 internationals against each other, with both winning four games each.
On Wednesday, the teams two will play the ninth T20 international against each other. Here’s a look at how the two teams have played so far in the tournament.
SCO vs NAM Match Preview- ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Match 21
Scotland exhibited brilliant performances in the first round to reach the Super 12 stage. They won three out of three matches to reach the main round. They began their campaign with a six-wicket win over Bangladesh and followed it with two more wins to reach the top of the table.
However, a high-flying Scotland was brought back to the ground on Monday after suffering their first game of the Super 12 round against Afghanistan. Afghanistan batsmen tore apart Scotland as they notched a mammoth 190-run total in the first innings. Safyaan Sharif picked 2 wickets for 33 runs in 4 overs. Josh Davey picked one wicket but went for 41 runs in his four overs, while Mark Watt claimed one for 23.
In reply, Scotland were bundled out for just 60 runs. George Munsey and Kyle Coetzer gave a decent start until Mujeeb Ur Rahman broke the partnership in the fourth over. Once Coetzer went back to the hut, wickets kept falling at regular intervals and Scotland batsmen fell like a pack of cards in no time. They would look to make a strong comeback ahead of the next game against Namibia.
To reach the Super 12 stage is indeed a big achievement for T20 World Cup 2021. Even if they don’t win a game in the Super 12 round, they should be proud of the way they played in the tournament. Namibia began their campaign with a defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka but then made a terrific turnaround as they beat Netherlands and Ireland to seal a place for the next round.
Their last game against Ireland was potentially a knock-out. Namibia bowled well to restrict Ireland to just 125 runs in the first innings. David Wiese continued his fine run as he returned with figures of 2 for 22 in 4 overs.
Jan Frylink was the pick of the bowlers, claiming 3 for 21 in 4 overs. Namibia chased down the score in 18.3 overs, thanks to a significant contribution from the top four.
Craig Williams (15 off 16) and Zane Green (23 off 32) made a decent contribution before Gerhard Erasmus and David Wiese took the game away from them. The skipper scored a match-winning half-century off 49 balls, while David Wiese scored 28 runs off 14 balls.