Ireland don’t have a lengthy head-to-head record to go on. They have met once in T20I cricket, in 2019, when Ireland won.
Namibia are full of confidence after beating the Netherlands, while Ireland have to be careful not to be beaten to the qualifying spots by smaller countries.
Where: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
When: Friday, 22 October 2021
Start time: 15:30 IST (10:00 GMT)
Pitch conditions: This will be the first 2021 T20 World Cup match played in Sharjah. Matches here during the recent IPL didn’t really produce high scores, despite the short boundaries. A first-innings total of 140 could be competitive on a challenging pitch.
Weather conditions: The forecast suggest typically hot and dry conditions in Sharjah on matchday. No rain is predicted. Temperatures could go as high as 38 degrees celsius.
Namibia v Ireland – Latest Odds
Betway are one of the best cricket betting sites online. They make betting in rupees straightforward and offer solid margin.
They have Namibia priced as 2.5 underdogs and Ireland 1.45 favourites. A win for the team from Africa here could bring good value.
Namibia v Ireland – Team News
Jan Frylinck – The Namibia seamer impressed with a couple of key wickets in victory over the Netherlands. Be sure to check his odds in the top bowler markets.
Gerhard Erasmus – The Namibia captain set up a good foundation with the bat in the same win over the Dutch.
David Wiese – He is a world-class all-rounder that has now played for two countries – South Africa and Namibia.
Josh Little – The Ireland seamer took four wickets against Sri Lanka recently, showing his ability to succeed against big teams.
Andy Balbirnie – The Irish captain top-scored against the Sri Lankans and needs to deliver in the middle order again.
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