Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Namibia vs Scotland – UAE Summer T20 Bash 2021 Match 5
The 5th T20I of the UAE Summer T20 Bash 2021 will take place between Namibia and Scotland at the ICC Academy Ground, Dubai on October 9th.
Current Form Scotland:
Scotland won their last game against PNG by 8 wickets.
PNG batted first and put on a decent total of 154 for 5 in 20 overs. Assad Vala played a fantastic knock of 55 in 43 balls up the order. In the middle order, Sese Bau smashed 38 off 26 balls to take the total past 150. For Scotland, Hamza Tahir picked up 2 wickets in his spell.
Chasing 154, Kyle Coetzer and George Munsey started off very well and put on 32 runs for the first wicket. After Coetzer was dismissed, George Munsey carried on to smash the bowlers to all parts of the ground. He made 50 off just 33 balls. Richie Berrington in the middle order smashed 41 off 28 balls to take his team home with 8 wickets in hand.
Current Form Namibia:
Namibia defeated UAE in their last T20I match by 17 runs.
Namibia batted first and made 159 for 8 in 20 overs. For them Stephan Baard scored 39 off 34 balls and Craig Williams made 57 off 37 balls. On the back of these phenomenal knocks, Namibia reached an over par total of 159.
UAE were very slow at the beginning of the chase. Waseem Muhammad made 39 off 36 balls but his stop start innings cost UAE big time. None of the other batters in the middle order posed any challenge to the Namibian bowlers and UAE got restricted at 142 for 9 in 20 overs, losing the match by 17 runs.
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Let’s have a look at the squads:
Namibia: Gerhard Erasmus (captain), JJ Smit (vice-captain), Stephan Baard, Karl Birkenstock, Michiel du Preez, Jan Frylinck, Zane Green (wicket-keeper), Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo, Ruben Trumpelmann, Michael van Lingen, David Wiese, Craig Williams, Pikky Ya France,
Scotland - Kyle Coetzer (c), Richard Berrington (vc), Dylan Budge, Matthew Cross (wk), Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans, Chris Greaves, Oli Hairs, Michael Leask, Calum Macleod, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole, Hamza Tahir, Craig Wallace (wk), Mark Watt, Brad Wheal
Cricket Betting Tips andMatch Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Scotland
Who will win? Namibia
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Richie Berrington (Scotland), Stephan Baard (Namibia)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Josh Davey (Scotland), David Wiese (Namibia)
Most Sixes – Richie Berrington (Scotland), Stephen Baard (Namibia)
Player of the Match- Stephan Baard (Namibia)
Team Scores Batting first – Scotland 150+, Namibia 170+
Match Handicap: Namibia
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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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