Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Namibia Tour of Zimbabwe, 2022 - 5th T20I - Zimbabwe vs Namibia - 24th May, 2022
The 5th T20I Match of the Namibia Tour of Zimbabwe, 2022 will take place on the 24th of May 2022 between Zimbabwe and Namibia at the Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo.
Current T20I Form Namibia and Zimbabwe:
Namibia have beaten Zimbabwe in the 4th T20I to level the series at 2-2.
In the 4th T20I, Namibia won the toss and elected to field first.
Zimbabwe got off to a wonderful start before Innocent Kaia fell to Bernard Scholtz. Post his dismissal, Craig Ervine and Wesley Madhevere kept finding important runs in the powerplay overs. Craig Ervine was dismissed at 22 and Wesley Madhevere soon followed the suit as he ran himself out after scoring 50 off 32 balls. After his dismissal, Zimbabwe batters really struggled. A late over surge by Mutubami and Luke Jongwe ensured that Zimbabwe crossed the 150 run mark and ended up at a total of 157 for 8 in 20 overs.
For Namibia, Bernard Scholtz picked up 3 wickets for 25 runs.
During the chase, Craig Williams was dismissed early on in the innings. Michael van Lingen, who was playing his first game of the series smashed 50 off 48 balls to keep Namibia in the game. The real match winning knock was played by Gerhard Erasmus who made 59 off 43 balls and stayed not out to take his team home on the last ball of the match with 6 wickets in hand.
For Zimbabwe, Luke Jongwe picked up 2 wickets for 35 runs.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Craig Ervine (Captain), Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Ryan Burl, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Takudzwanshe Kaitano, Milton Shumba, Wellington Masakdza, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava, Luke Jongwe, Blessing Muzarabani, Regis Chakabva, Clive Madande, Wesley Madhever.
Craig Williams, Jan Frylinck, Gerhard Erasmus (Captain), Stephen Baard, Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Malan Kruger, Karl Birkenstock, JJ Smit, Pikky Ya France, Mauritius Ngupita, Dylan Leicher, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo, Kohan Louwrens, Jean Pierre Kotze, Louis Peters, JJ Smith, Ruben Trunpelmann, Salomon Nuuyoma, Tangeni Lungameni
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Zimbabwe
Who will win?- Zimbabwe
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Craig Williams (Namibia), Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Bernard Scholtz (Namibia), Brad Evans (Zimbabwe)
Most Sixes – Craig Williams (Namibia), Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe)
Player of the Match- Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe)
Team Scores Batting first – Zimbabwe 160+, Namibia 140+
Match Handicap: Zimbabwe
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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