After the very best and also very free T20 World Cup betting tips for the Pakistan vs Namibia game? Of course, you are. Here you’ll find a summary of how both teams did in their previous match, the likely line-ups for both sides, a pitch report and some good stats.
If you’re looking for online cricket betting action, you’re about to get it so just keep on reading! The game takes place at Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, November 2, start time 7:30 pm IST. Up next are our Pakistan vs Namibia betting tips!
Today’s Pakistan vs Namibia betting odds have Pakistan as red-hot favourites. It’s hard to argue with that. There’s no area where Namibia can compete with them and if this looks like it could be the easiest of wins for Pakistan, then that could well be what happens.
So I simply have to go with Pakistan, even at short odds.
There are also cricket betting tips on the toss winner and I’ve picked a classy Pakistan batsman as top match batsman to round things off.
Who would have thought that it would be Afghanistan and not India or New Zealand giving Babar Azam’s men the biggest test to date?
Having posted a par total, Afghanistan defended it with their lives and there were no surprises that it was Rashid Khan who was the hardest to get away.
Pakistan opener Mohammad Rizwan fell cheaply for a change so it was left to Azam to anchor the innings, which he did very well for a workmanlike 51. But he was guilty of trying to smash Khan away for a boundary for the very last ball of his fourth over when there was no need to and got out.
Fakhar Zaman and Shoiab Malik played their part with some runs but it was Asif Ali who turned the game around in the space of just seven deliveries.
They yielded 25 runs thanks to four sixes and from needing 24 off 12, they won it with an over to spare.
The two doubts about this side were whether they could win games when both openers weren’t getting lots of runs and whether they had firepower down the order to get them over the line.
For the time being, they’ve answered both questions.
There was lots to like about Namibia in their first few games but then again, Scotland and Ireland aren’t at the same level as the likes of Afghanistan.
And if Namibia got comprehensively beaten by Rashid Khan and co, one fears for what might happen when they play Pakistan here.
The truth is they’re a level below what the rest of the tournament are at and that’s hardly surprising.
They have far less players to pick from than other countries and the only man who might get into a side like Pakistan or Australia would be David Wiese and even then, that’s pushing it.
Wiese had a good game yet again. He didn’t take any wickets but an economy rate of 8.25 was ok and when his turn came to bat, he top scored wirth 26 to provide us with a good winner after I tipped him at 4.1.
The problem Namibia have, like lots of other non-elite teams, is that they struggle to rotate the strike and tend to play out too many dot balls.
But they actually bowled pretty well on a good pitch and restricting Afghanistan to 160 was actually a decent effort.
Namibia’s Likely XI
Williams, van Lingen, Loftie-Eaton, Erasmus, Green, Wiese, Smit, Frylinck, Y aFrance, Trumpelmann, Scholtz.
Venue & conditions
Namibia will be playing their third game in a row in Abu Dhabi so should know the conditions well. Not that it’s going to get any easier against the tournament favourites.
It was actually a decent batting wicket on Sunday so if Pakistan bat first, they could easily get to 180+.
But with Pakistan’s all-star bowling attack and Namibia’s inability to rotate the strike and score many boundaries, it could be a very different story if it’s them batting first.
It would be no surprise if Namibia failed to get to 110. Here’s our Abu Dhabi Sheikh stadium guide where you’ll find some useful tips for betting at the venue.
Pakistan vs Namibia Head-to-Head
These two have never played each other. No surprise given Namibia very rarely play World Cups and that they never play each other in bilateral series.
Pakistan vs Namibia Toss Prediction
I can’t talk about Pakistan vs Namibia toss winner statistics because, as stated, there aren’t any! They’ve never played each other. But Pakistan have won two tosses out of three so far and I’ll trust them to win this one.