After the very best and also very free T20 World Cup betting tips for the Scotland v Namibia game? Good, you’ll find them here. You’ll also 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 Wednesday, October 27, start time 7:30 pm IST. Up next are our Scotland v Namibia betting tips!
Today’s Scotland v Namibia betting odds have Scotland as favourites but I’m not sure that’s right. Namibia have been impressive so far and will face a Scottish side fresh from a bad beating against Afghanistan.
There are also cricket betting tips on the toss winner and I’ve picked Scotland’s most consistent batsman to star with the bat, a tip that’s especially for our Indian readers.
Namibia will be thanking their lucky stars that their first game is against Scotland.
It means they can go into it without bearing the scars of a beating against the likes of India or Pakistan and can take the momentum from an excellent performance in qualifying into this match.
One thing they have in their favour is an inspirational captain who motivates his players and gets the most out of them.
Batting at three, skipper Gerhard Erasmus also has some runs under his belt after scores of 32 and 53 in his last two knocks.
Veteran Craig Williams is a good player as well playing as an opening batsman. He has two T20 centuries to his name.
But the real star of course is David Wiese.
The former South Africa international, who switched allegiances, is a class act with the bat whose scores of 66 not out and 28 not out alongside some wickets saw him pick up two man of the match awards in a row, in the last two qualifying games.
Without him, they wouldn’t be here.
Namibia’s Likely XI
Williams, Green, Erasmus, Wiese, Van Lingen, Smit, Frylinck, France, Loftie-Eaton, Trumpelmann, Scholz.
Venue & conditions
After the games played here in Abu Dhabi at this World Cup, the split between teams batting first and second winning the game is almost 50/50.
This is an evening match and as we know, dew can come into play. Having said that, neither side is spin-heavy in terms of their bowling so it should be less of a factor than it is for the teams who field two or three frontline spinners.
But with what par scores are currently being a mystery to everyone, the easy option is to chase anyway. And if dew comes into it, so much the better for the chaser.
It’s 4-4 on the head to head but let’s consider how relevant that may be. Namibia have won the last three. The first of those was back in 2012 so is of little relevance, the second of those was in 2019, which is more relevant and perhaps most crucially, the last of those was just a week ago in the qualifiers.
Namibia chased 132 with over two overs to spare. So it’s been all Namibia recently and they’ll be well aware of that.
Scotland vs Namibia Toss Prediction
Let’s look at Scotland v Namibia toss winner statistics. What I didn’t explain above was that five of those matches between them weren’t ‘official’ games.
So there are only three official tosses to speak of: Namibia won them all. Makes sense to go with Namibia to win the toss again then.
Time for our match prediction. I find it highly surprising that Scotland are slight favourites here. They were badly exposed against Afghanistan. Fine, one bad performance against a side who can be really dangerous on their day doesn’t tell the full story.
But they don’t have any genuine pace in the side or a particularly able spinner so can always be vulnerable when defending.
The truth is that Namibia are largely dependent on three or four players, including of course Erasmus and Wiese, but they’re better players than what Scotland have.
Namibia have after all won the last three and the last of those just over a week ago, so they’ll remember what got them over the line in that one.
I make Namibia favourites for my money so we have to go with them.
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