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New Zealand vs Namibia, Latest Updates, 2021 T20 World Cup
New Zealand face Namibia in the Super 12 Group 2 match at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.
After suffering a loss to Pakistan, New Zealand got back on track with two out of two wins, against India and Scotland. Every game is crucial at the moment and the Kiwis will look to stay one step ahead with a win over Namibia. Ideally, they would like to win big so that the net stroke rate remains healthy with India and Afghanistan up their necks.
They would have liked to win big against Scotland but the margin was only 15 points. Against Namibia they would be looking for a bigger win as India beat Afghanistan by a good 66 points to stay alive. Martin Guptill scored a brilliant 93 against Scotland, but the middle order stuttered before Glenn Phillips stabilized the ship with Guptill to bring New Zealand to 172/5. The Kiwis would need Kane Williamson and Devon Conway to be in top form before facing Afghanistan in a critical clash.
Their spinning mills will once again be the key to Sharjah’s slow track. Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner cast frugal spells and made wickets a swell. Sodhi scored 42 against Scotland and had a rare day off, he would be looking to bounce back with Adam Milne who registered 36 points out of his four.
Namibia will seek to stay alive in the competition. They have won 1 and lost two of their three matches and would need to win big against India and the Kiwis to have a chance and would also need the other results to go their way.
They played very well in the first half against Pakistan and limited them to 59/0, but in the next half they did a lot and conceded 130 in the last 10. A much better bowling effort is the need of the hour. They were correct with the bat but never really picked up the momentum and missed 45 points. They will have to do their utmost to overthrow a fit New Zealand team.
Here’s everything you need to know about the New Zealand vs Namibia game in Sharjah:
When is the 2021 T20 World Cup Group 2 game between New Zealand and Namibia?
The match between New Zealand and Namibia will take place on November 5, 2021.
What is the location of New Zealand against Namibia meet?
The match will take place at Sharjah Cricket Stadium
What time New Zealand against Namibia start of the match?
The match will start at 3:30 p.m. IST. The draw will take place at 3 p.m. IST.
Which TV channels will New Zealand broadcast against Namibia meet?
The game will be televised on Star Sports Network. Live streaming of the match will also be available on Disney + Hotstar. Additionally, you can browse Firstpost.com for live updates and in-depth commentary.