T20 World Cup 2021 Match 31, Pakistan vs Namibia: Preview, Probable XIs, match prediction, live streaming, weather forecast, and pitch report

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T20 World Cup 2021, Pakistan vs Namibia: Pakistan will take on Namibia in the Match 31 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Pakistan’s performance in their first three fixtures makes them favorites to win this clash.

The entire Pakistani squad has made contributions to their team’s victory. Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf have been brilliant as far as the pace department is concerned. Besides Shadab Khan & Imad Wasim have been perfect with their lengths thereby giving very little scoring opportunity to opponents’ batsmen. However, in their powerful squad, the only concern is Hasan Ali’s poor performance, but with the team clinching crucial matches Hasan’s performance is not a major issue for them.

In their batting lineup, Babar Azam & M Rizwan is in their career-best form leading their top order. Fakhar Zaman (30 off 25) also played a decent knock in the last game against Afghanistan. However, their middle-order doesn’t look promising with their senior batters M Hafeez and Shoaib Malik failing to score crucial runs to maintain stability in the line-up. Pakistan could have lost their last two matches if Asif Ali wouldn’t have played stunning match-winning cameos in the end. Pakistan would hope that Hafeez & Malik take up some responsibility on their shoulders & bounce back strongly before heading into the Semifinals.

On the other hand, Namibia is heading into this clash on the back of a disappointing 62 runs defeat at the hands of Afghanistan. Namibia was outstanding in the Round 1 stage & have started their Super 12s stage with a win against Scotland. However, Namibia couldn’t withstand Afghanistan’s strong batting & balling attack & thus succumbed in front of the mighty Afghan clan.

Afghanistan’s well-composed batting attack helped their team to post 160 runs total in their first innings. Namibia in response was bundled for a meager 98 runs total in the second innings thereby losing the match by 62 runs. David Weise top-scored for Namibia fetching 26 runs off 30 balls. Ahead of their third game in the Super 12 stage against Pakistan, they would be hoping to exhibit better performance in all facets of the game.

Match Details

Match: Pakistan vs Namibia, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021

Date and Time: 2nd November 2021, 7:30 PM IST.

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

Pitch Report

The pitch in Abu Dhabi will assist bowlers right from the beginning of the clash. Pacers will enjoy bowling on this track with extra swing on offer. The batters will have to be careful with their wickets if they want to put up a challenging total on board

Weather Forecast

A clear day is on the cards, with no prediction of rain.

Pakistan vs Namibia Probable XI

Pakistan

Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi

Namibia

Craig Williams, Zane Green (wk), Gerhard Erasmus (c), David Wiese, JJ Smit, Michael van Lingen, Jan Frylinck, Rubel Trumpelmann, Pikky Ya France, Bernard Scholtz and Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton

Pakistan vs Namibia Match Prediction

High spirited Pakistan squad is on top of the Group 2 Points Table after winning all their matches in the marquee event. They head into this clash as the clear favorites. Their strong & consistent line-up could outclass Namibia in today’s clash.

Prediction: Pakistan to win this encounter.

TV and live-streaming details

TV: Star Sports Network.

Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar

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