Match Preview

India will face Scotland in Match 42 of ICC T20 World Cup 2021 on 8 November at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. India would be eliminated from the tournament if New Zealand defeats Afghanistan. With 81 balls remaining in the contest, the Men in Blue went on to defeat Scotland by an 8-wicket margin in their previous match. Their net run rate has steadily increased, which is a positive development. In this World Cup, Namibia has shown a lot of character and potential. They are a team to keep an eye on in the future. In recent years, their cricketing system has vastly improved. In the previous game, Namibia gave the New Zealand batters a nightmare, but the batters were unable to score any runs. As a result, they suffered their third Super 12 stage defeat.

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch is inclined more towards the bowling side and chasing would be easier.

Clear Skies with temperatures at 31 – 32° C

STATS – T20

Total matches                                      51

Matches won batting first                   23

Matches won bowling first                 28

Average 1st Inns scores                    140

Average 2nd Inns scores                   128

Highest total recorded                        225/7 (20 Ov) by IRE vs AFG

Lowest total recorded                         87/10 (18.3 Ov) by HK vs OMAN

Highest score chased                         166/4 (19 Ov) by NAM vs NED

Lowest score defended                      129/6 (20 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Top Wicket-Keeper pick

1) Rishabh Pant – The left-handed batsman is a dynamic player from his squad. His excellent skills as a wicketkeeper are something that his team can benefit from.

Matches – 136

Runs – 3617

Average – 32.88

Top 4 Batsman Picks

1) Rohit Sharma – He has improved his game by being more technically sound, having a better awareness of his off-stump, a more compact approach, and a higher level of patience. His repertoire of hard-hitting shots in his arsenal will be vastly useful for his team.

Matches – 360

Runs – 9564

Average – 31.88

2) Virat Kohli – When the circumstances call for it, he is known to be highly lethal with his agile footwork against the spinners. He is known as an aggressive batter who is always looking for runs, and he possesses a reasonably decent technique that allows him to judge the length of the ball earlier than most batsmen.

Matches – 323

Runs – 10204

Average – 41.14

3) Craig Williams – In June 2019, he was named in Cricket Namibia’s Elite Men’s Squad, which competed in the 2019–20 international season. Williams achieved his first century in an ODI on January 8, 2020, in the 2020 Oman Tri-Nation Series match against Oman, with an unbeaten 129. He is a talented player in this format.

Matches – 105

Runs – 2373

Average – 26.96

4) Lokesh Rahul – He is a dependable player, and his unwavering determination, compact, airtight technique, and persistent attention in the crease are all reasons to select him for the team.

Matches – 169

Runs – 5608

Average – 43.13

Top 4 Bowler Picks

1) Jasprit Bumrah – Bumrah is a right-arm fast bowler with an unusual sling-arm movement and natural pace, and his deliveries have a distinctive release point that makes it difficult for batsmen to pick him out.

Matches – 190

Wickets – 235

Economy – 7.02

2) Mohammad Shami – In his career, the right-arm fast bowler has provided regular yet lethal spells as India’s leading pacer. He’s also had a surprising amount of success with his batting.

Matches – 116

Wickets – 136

Economy – 8.31

3) Rubel Trumpelmann – Northerns selected him for the 2018 Africa T20 Cup squad and he made his Twenty20 debut for Northerns in the 2018 Africa T20 Cup. In the 2018–19 CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup, he was the best wicket-taker for the Northerns, with 23 dismissals in eight matches. He was also picked in Namibia’s T20I team for the Summer T20 Bash in 2021, which was held just before the World Cup.

Matches – 13

Wickets – 15

Economy – 7.14

4) Bernard Scholtz – With 35 dismissals in nine matches in the 2017–18 Sunfoil 3-Day Cup for Namibia, he was the leading wicket-taker. He was named to Cricket Namibia’s Elite Men’s Squad in June 2019, one of the twenty-five cricketers named ahead of the 2019–20 international season.

Matches – 108

Wickets – 114

Economy – 6.28

Top 2 All-rounder Picks

1) Ravindra Jadeja – The slow left-arm orthodox spinner and the left-handed batsman has good control over his deliveries and his spell has a lot of subtle variants. He is a wise pick for the upcoming match.

Matches – 272

Runs – 2852

Average – 25.23

Wickets – 178

Economy – 7.61

2)  David Wiese – Wiese, a right-arm medium-pacer who can also bat in the lower order, began playing cricket late but made his debut for Eastern Province at the age of 20. Wiese had an extraordinary ability to adjust the speed of his deliveries, which enabled him to succeed in the game’s shortest form.

Matches – 274

Runs – 3060

Average – 23.53

Wickets – 214

Economy – 8.41

Predicted Playing 11

India

Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur/Varun Chakravarthy, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

Namibia

Stephen Baard, Michael van Lingen, Craig Williams, Gerhard Merwe Erasmus (c), David Wiese, JJ Smit, Zane Green (wk), Jan Nicol Lofie-Eaton, Ruben Trumpelmann, Jan Frylinck/Karl Birkenstock, Ben Shikongo/Bernard Scholtz

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