AFG vs NAM Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction
World T20 League
SUPER 12, Match 27, AFG vs NAM: Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable XIs, Match Prediction and Fantasy Picks
After a heartbreaking defeat from the hands of Pakistan, Afghanistan is definitely going to bounce back and what better way than competing with Namibia? However, even though it's an associate nation, you definitely can't take them lightly. They have played some good cricket till now and defeated Scotland in their last match. If they manage to beat Afghanistan, a much stronger side, they will have four points and the equation will completely change in a group that was seemed to be less complicated.
The strength of Afghanistan has got to be their spin attack. Rashid Khan, Mohammed Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman have been absolutely fantastic. Only if their pacers would have stepped up, they could have been a much more dangerous side! Who knows, they could have even defeated Pakistan in their last fixture and that would have given them a huge advantage going forward. Against Namibia, their batters will have a chance to get back in touch. Some of them looked rusty even though they played quite a few matches recently. The best part about the nation is they are still doing their job silently and getting the support of a lot of general cricket fans. Their story is no short of a story of courage or a story of pride. What they are doing and achieving in this hard time is very much commendable.
Namibia on the other hand will be looking to get a double up and start dreaming. Beating a registered team of the Cricket council will give them a lot of hope and in a way their cricket will get better. The South African born David Weise has been absolutely the best in whatever he's doing. He has changed the game for Namibia. Their captain Gerhard Erasmus has also played some good cricket in the tournament. Beating Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi is not at all easy. If their bowlers can pull something off, it will be a historic achievement for the nation.
Match: AFG vs NAM, Super 12, Match 27, World T20 Series 2021
Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Time: 3:30 PM
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
The pitch will help the bowlers. Spinners will get the help and the ball will keep low. Won't be very difficult to bat. Batting first will be ideal. Dew might take part in the last 10 overs of the game.
AFG vs NAM Squads
AFG: Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Mohammad Nabi (c), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran, Asghar Afghan, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Hamid Hassan, Karim Janat, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Fareed Ahmad, Usman Ghani
NAM: Gerhard Erasmus (c), Stephan Baard, JJ Smit, Karl Birkenstock, Jan Frylinck, Ben Shikongo, Bernard Scholtz, Craig Williams, Michael Van Lingen, Ruben Trumpelmann, Zane Green (wk), David Weise, Pikky Ya France, Michau Du Preez, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton
AFG vs NAM Probable XIs
AFG: Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi (c), Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Naveen ul Haq, Hamid Hassan
NAM: Craig Williams, Zane Green (wk), Gerhard Erasmus (c), David Weise, Micheal Van Lingen, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Pikky Ya France, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz.
Afghanistan are the favourites to win for obvious reasons. If they don't, that will make the headlines and what a day it will be for Namibia. If Namibia can play the spin well, there's a chance. David Weise is going to be a key player.
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