Afghanistan Vs Namibia, Match Preview
Namibia continues to rise after they beat Scotland a few days ago. The team is playing brilliant Cricket, and showing lots of spark on the field. They bowled well against Scotland, and looked like champions in the chase. Namibia continues to find new heroes, and the side looks like they could cause some big upsets in the tournament. Irrespective of what happens from here, Namibia Cricket will be going in the right direction for a while.
The road ahead for though will be tough for Namibia. They face two top teams, and Afghanistan, who are quality as well. Afghanistan has a spin trio that could be new for Namibia, and it will be tough for the side to counter the quality in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan came close to beating Pakistan, and will believe that they have good chances of qualifying. If they manage a win against India or New Zealand, they could go through given a superior run-rate.
Afghanistan Vs Namibia, Team News
Afghanistan could bring in Hameed Hassan, for his experience. He is a very fast bowler, and could strengthen the pace attack, that struggled a bit against Pakistan.
Namibia are going to be unchanged most likely. They didn’t tinker with their side too much in the tournament.
Afghanistan Vs Namibia, Predicted XIs
Afghanistan: (possible) 1 Hazratullah Zazai, 2 Mohammad Shahzad (wk), 3 Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 4 Najibullah Zadran, 5 Mohammad Nabi (capt), 6 Asghar Afghan, 7 Gulbadin Naib, 8 Karim Janat/Hamid Hassan/Fareed Ahmad, 9 Rashid Khan, 10 Naveen-ul-Haq, 11 Mujeeb-ur-Rahman.
Namibia: (possible) 1 Craig Williams, 2 Zane Green (wk), 3 Gerhard Erasmus (capt.), 4 David Wiese, 5 Michael van Lingen, 6 JJ Smit, 7 Jan Frylinck, 8 Pikky Ya France, 9 Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, 10 Ruben Trumpelmann, 11 Bernard Scholtz
Afghanistan Vs Namibia,
Trumpelmann was absolutely devastating against Scotland. He came in, and took three wickets in an over, early in the innings, to throw Scotland off their game. He is a left arm quick. Ruben has some serious pace to look at. His explosive new ball spell will be key if Namibia are to spring a surprise today.
Afghan announced his retirement earlier, and will be retiring in between the tournament If selected, the Namibia fixture will be his last. He was a part of the side since 2009, and is a key member for them. He led them in the past, and went through many ups and downs with Afghanistan Cricket. Afghan will want to go out fighting, and remind everyone of his services for his nation.
Afghanistan Vs Namibia, Pitch Report
The surface will favor spin, and with long boundaries runs will be tough. Batting first may be tough, as it will be tough to assess what a par score will be. Anything in the 140 range could yet again be enough.