Namibia T20 Squad for World Cup 2021

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The Namibia T20 Squad for World Cup 2021 has been announced. The team will be led by Gerhard Erasmus in the T20 ICC tournament which is going to be started in October. Namibia is one of the two African squads that are going to play for the forthcoming ICC tournament 2021. It will be their first entrance in the World Cup event. Do you want to know the match schedule and the venue of the Namibia T20 Squad for World Cup 2021? Well, you should read this article to know the complete information regarding Namibia T20 Squad for World Cup 2021. 

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Namibia’s national chief coach Pierre de Bruyn congratulated players for their selection. He said that they deserve the selection due to their excellent performances in the previous few months. “Representing your country in a World Cup is a privilege and it does not come across very often in one’s career. I wish the players all the very best,” he said.

CEO Cricket Namibia, Johan Muller said Namibia squad participation in the T20 World Cup is a large event and a great chance. That’s not only for the men’s team but also for the whole nation. “We have made very positive strides in the recent 18 months and are looking forward compete at this level. To qualify as one of the top 16 countries is already a significant achievement. Our aim however is to progress through to the second phase of the competition,” Muller said.

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Namibia T20 Squad for World Cup

Namibia T20 Squad for World Cup
Namibia T20 Squad for World Cup

Gerhard Erasmus (Captain), Stephen Baard, Karl Birkenstock, Michau du Preez, Jan Frylinck, Zane Green, Nicol Lofie-Eaton, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo, JJ Smit (Vice-Captain), Ruben Trumpelmann, Michael van Lingen, David Wiese, Craig Williams, Picky Ya France 

Reserves: Mauritius Ngupita

Namibia T20 Squad for World Cup —Captain, Vice-Captain, and Other Players

Gerhard Erasmus has been selected as captain of the Namibia T20 Squad for World Cup. David Wiese has played for the Proteas before departing the country and concentrated on playing for Namibia. He played six ODIs and 20 T20Is for South Africa and he played last time for the country in March 2016. He has a lot of experience of playing in the shortest setups.

David Wiese has played in several the IPL, CPL, BPL, and PSL. Wiese’s first tournament for Namibia will be the T20 World Cup. It will be Namibia Squad’s first arrival in the World Cup tournament. Namibia has quite a few players to look out for. Nicol Loftie-Eaton and pace bowler Ruben Trumpelmann are leg-spinners. Namibia Saud has to play with Ireland, Sri Lanka, and the Netherlands in Group A of the first round.

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David Wiese playing for Namibia
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Namibia T20 Matches Schedule for World Cup 2021

The Namibia squad will play the 1st match with Sri Lanka at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on 18 October 2021. The International Cricket Council has scheduled all matches for the T20 World Cup 2021. All the information of the Namibia cricket team regarding the schedule, timetable, and combating teams are listed below:

DateTeamsTimeVenue 
18th Oct 2021Sri Lanka vs Namibia19:00Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
20th Oct 2021The Netherlands vs Namibia   15:00Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
22nd Oct 2021Ireland vs Namibia15:00Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Namibia T20 Matches Schedule

Key players: Bowling —Namibia T20 Squad for World Cup

Ruben Trumpelmann, a fierce left-arm strike bowler who slots in as the spearhead, delivering a quick edge with the new ball. Trumpelmann has already played in South Africa, and has been picked up as the Namibian bowler. He is always aggressive at the prime with good speed and a terrible bouncer.  He obtained 20 wickets in 41.2 overs at 13.3 and 6.5 RPO. In 12 of his 13 trips, his frugality rate was shorter than the opponent’s. 

Namibia’s spin deputation will be directed by Bernard Scholtz. He is a trained left arm finger spinner. He restricted oppositions at the qualifiers with 15 wickets at a 5.3 economy rate. Scholtz is an artist of the stingy.  In 99 authorized T20s tournaments for Namibia he got 109 wickets. 

Key players: Batting —Namibia T20 Squad for World Cup

One of the most talented stroke-players, Erasmus was named Player of the Tournament at the qualifiers in 2019. His all-around quality is unmatched in the team. He is sharp against spin and competent at renovating. He rotated the strike in the middle overs, and he was the most dynamic player at the tournament.  Moreover, JJ Smit is a brutally fierce all-rounder. He utilizes his height as a power in the ground and uses even the slightest opportunity to bring his team’s score up. 

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Summary

Namibia Squad T20 for World Cup 2021 has been announced. Gerhard Erasmus (Captain), Stephen Baard, Karl Birkenstock, Michau du Preez, Jan Frylinck, Zane Green, Nicol Lofie-Eaton, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo, JJ Smit (Vice-Captain), Ruben Trumpelmann, Michael van Lingen, David Wiese, Craig Williams, Picky Ya France are the selected players. While Mauritius Ngupita is a reserve player for the tournament. 

Gerhard Erasmus has been selected as captain of the Namibia T20 Squad. JJ Smit will be the Vice-Captain. Namibia Saud will play with Ireland, Sri Lanka, and the Netherlands in Group A of the first round. What do you think about the victory of the Namibia Squad? Share your views with us in the comment box. Stay tuned with the NaeTaze website for the latest updates about the ICC T20 World Cup. 

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