Live Pakistan vs Namibia Live cricket score ICC World Cup 2021underdog Namibia in match 31 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 on Tuesday. After beating India, New Zealand, andNamibia, who were blown away by Afghanistan on Sunday, will be looking to compete against a top side. The debutants had no answer to Afghanistan bowlers, especially the pacers, on Sunday afternoon. Despite main spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman not playing due to injury, Namibians found the bowling attack too hot to handle. Six Namibian wickets were worryingly taken by the pacers and Pakistan have a much better attack than Afghanistan. They have already won a lot of hearts by making the Super 12s in their maiden appearance but captain Gerhald Erasmus has made it clear that they are looking to create an upset. “We are aware of the challenges. We need to make use of this level. This is a stepping stone for the future,”
Two Changes In Namibia Playing XI!
Namibia Playing XI:Stephan Baard, Michael van Lingen, Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus(c), Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Zane Green(w), David Wiese, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Ruben Trumpelmann, Ben Shikongo
No Changes In Pakistan Playing XI!
Pakistan Playing XI:Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
Pakistan vs Namibia T20 World Cup 2021 Live Updates: Pakistan will be aiming to go four wins in four when they take on Namibia in the 2021 T20 World Cup Super 12s game in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. The Babar Azam-led side began the campaign on a high with a dominant 10-wicket win over arch-rivals India, which seemingly has set the tone for their campaign so far. Pakistan went on to beat New Zealand and Afghanistan and comfortably sit at the top of the table in Group 2. Namibia, meanwhile, had their dream run put to an end by Afghanistan in their last game. The side conceded a 62-run defeat to Mohammad Nabi’s men and is currently fourth in the table.
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
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“We would have tried to have a bowl first. (Pakistan are) a high quality side and also the in-form side in the tournament, it is going to be a challenge. We have two changes, Stephan Baard and Ben Shikingo come in,” says Namibia captain.
“We are looking to test our batting,” says Babar Azam during the toss as he opts to bat in Abu Dhabi. He further adds that the side is unchanged as this is Pakistan’s first game at the venue in the 2021 T20 World Cup.
Pakistan win toss, opt to bat against Namibia in Abu Dhabi!
Over the past three games, one or both of the Pakistan openers made important contributions for the side in their run-chase. However, no.3 batter Fakhar Zaman had been inconsistent with his two outings.
Against New Zealand, he scored 11 off 17 deliveries but showed some promise with a 25-ball 30 when the side took on Afghanistan. The match against Namibia provides an excellent opportunity for the batter to find some quick runs on the board.
“Honestly, we’re not thinking of anything different because the T20 format is where you can’t take an opponent lightly. We’re completely confident, so we’re looking forward to the game,” Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik says ahead of the game against Namibia.
This would be Babar Azam’s 200th T20. He only needs 37 more runs to go past Shoaib Malik and become Pakistan’s second-highest T20I run-scorer.
Shaheen Afridi will also be playing in his 100th T20.
Pakistan and Namibia have never met before in a T20I. Incidentally, the two teams have faced only once in international cricket – during the 2003 ODI World Cup.