India vs Namibia - Match 42

Author: Shreyas
08 Nov 2021 17:18:26
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India vs Namibia - 42nd Match of the ICC Men's T20I World Cup'2021, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai 

 

Weather Forecast

Clear - 26°C

 

1. TOURNAMENT STATS AND INFO

 

(i) Points Table Scenario 

 

IND - 4 - 2w/2l (4th - Group 2)

NAM - 4 - 1w/3l (5th - Group 2)

 

(ii) Top Performers 

 

IND

 

KL Rahul - 12th highest run scorer (140), Avg (35) - 4M/4I

Rohit Sharma - 25th highest run scorer (118), Avg (29.50) - 4M/4I

 

Mohammad Shami - 24th highest wicket taker (6), Avg (16.83), SR (11.8) - 4M/4I

Jasprit Bumrah - 35th highest wicket taker (5), Avg (15), SR (17.6) - 4M/4I

 

 

NAM

 

David Wiese - 4th highest run scorer (201), Avg (50.25) - 7M/7I

Gerhard Erasmus - 13th highest run scorer (139), Avg (23.16) - 7M/7I

Craig Williams - 24th highest run scorer (119), Avg (17) - 7M/7I

 

Jan Frylinck - 5th highest wicket taker (8), Avg (18.62), SR (15.33) - 6M/6I

Ruben Trumplemann - 24th highest wicket taker (6), Avg (31.50), SR (25) - 7M/7I

David Wiese - 24th highest wicket taker (6), Avg (31.67), SR (26) - 7M/7I

 

 

2. VENUE AND PITCH INFO 

 

Venue - Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai 

 

(i) Total Matches - T20s

 

Overall - 192

 

Avg 1st Innings - 158

Avg 2nd Innings - 134

 

Highest total - 219/2 (Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals - 28th October'2020)

 

(ii) Performance of both teams on this ground 

 

IND - 4 - 2w/2l

NAM - 8 - 3w/5l

 

(iii) Top Performers on this venue from the current squads - T20s

 

IND

 

KL Rahul - 7th highest run scorer (677), Avg (56.42) - 15M/14I

Rishabh Pant - 25th highest run scorer (397), Avg (36.09) - 15M/14I

Virat Kohli - 26th highest run scorer (396), Avg (30.46) - 15M/15I

Ishan Kishan - 46th highest run scorer (290), Avg (58) - 8M/8I

Ravindra Jadeja - 60th highest run scorer (242), Avg (48.40) - 17M/12I

Rohit Sharma - 70th highest run scorer (225), Avg (20.45) - 11M/11I

 

Jasprit Bumrah - 18th highest wicket taker (19), Avg (13.63), SR (12.84) - 11M/11I

Mohammad Shami - 18th highest wicket taker (19), Avg (21), SR (17.2) - 15M/15I

Shardul Thakur - 34th highest wicket taker (15), Avg (19), SR (13.40) - 10M/10I

Ravindra Jadeja - 34th highest wicket taker (15), Avg (25.40), SR (19.6) - 17M/17I

Ravichandran Ashwin - 52nd highest wicket taker (12), Avg (27), SR (24.8) - 15M/15I

Varun Chakravarthy - 58th highest wicket taker (10), Avg (22.4), SR (21) - 9M/9I

 

 

NAM

 

Gerhard Erasmus - 81st highest run scorer (196), Avg (39.20) - 7M/6I

 

Bernard Scholtz - 52nd highest wicket taker (12), Avg (10.1), SR (12) - 6M/6I

JJ Smit - 55th highest wicket taker (11), Avg (9.18), SR (9.36) - 5M/5I

Jan Frylinck - 89th highest wicket taker (7), Avg (17), SR (12.9) - 4M/4I

 

 

(iv) Recent Matches on this venue 

 

1) Scotland vs India - 5th November'2021 

85/10 vs 89/2 (IND won by 8 wkts)

 

Pacers - 5w+1w=6w

Spinners - 4w+1w=5w

 

2) Bangladesh vs Australia - 4th November'2021

73/10 vs 78/2 (AUS won by 8 wkts)

 

Pacers - 4w+2w=6w

Spinners - 6w+0w=6w

 

3) New Zealand vs Scotland - 3rd November'2021

172/5 vs 156/5 (NZ won by 16 runs)

 

Pacers - 4w+3w=7w

Spinners - 1w+2w=3w

 

4) India vs New Zealand - 31st October'2021

110/7 vs 111/2 (NZ won by 8 wkts)

 

Pacers - 5w+2w=7w

Spinners - 2w+0w=2w

 

5) Australia vs England - 30th October'2021 

125/10 vs 126/2 (ENG won by 8 wkts)

 

Pacers - 7w+0w=7w

Spinners - 2w+2w=4w

 

6) Afghanistan vs Pakistan - 29th October'2021 

147/6 vs 148/5 (PAK won by 5 wkts)

 

Pacers - 3w+1w=4w

Spinners - 3w+4w=7w

 

7) Sri Lanka vs Australia - 28th October'2021

154/6 vs 155/3 (AUS won by 7 wkts)

 

Pacers - 4w+1w=5w

Spinners - 2w+2w=4w

 

8) West Indies vs South Africa - 26th October'2021 

143/8 vs 144/2 (SA won by 8 wkts)

 

Pacers - 5w+0w=5w

Spinners - 2w+1w=3w

 

9) India vs Pakistan - 24th October'2021 

151/7 vs 152/0 (PAK won by 10 wkts)

 

Pacers - 6w+0w=6w

Spinners - 1w+0w=1w

 

10) West Indies vs England - 23rd October'2021

55/10 vs 56/4 (ENG won by 6 wkts)

 

Pacers - 4w+1w=5w

Spinners - 6w+2w=8w

 

 

SUMMARY 

 

Pacers 

1st Innings - 47w

2nd Innings - 12w

 

Spinners 

1st Innings - 28w

2nd Innings - 14w

 

Overall

59w:42w (Pacers:Spinners)

 

 

(v) Toss Based Analysis on this venue

 

India (IND) 

 

1. KL Rahul

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 132(69)*, 63(52), 27(27), 3(8), 18(16)

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 21(19), 11(16), 77(51), 15(11), 49(33), 67(55), 98(42)*, 50(19)

 

2. Rohit Sharma

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 9(8), 0(1), 0(1), 14(14)

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 8(8), 68(51), 43(28), 30(16)

 

3. Ishan Kishan

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 7(7), 55(30)*, 4(8)

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 99(58), 72(47)*, 33(19)*, 11(10), 9(12)

 

4. Virat Kohli

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 14(13), 3(11), 90(52)*, 50(43), 51(42), 57(49), 9(17)

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 1(5), 43(39), 43(32), 25(20), 4(8), 2(2)*

 

5. Suryakumar Yadav 

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 0(4), 51(38), 11(8)

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 0(2), 12(11)*, 19(20), 3(7), 8(9), 6(2)*

 

6. Hardik Pandya 

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 8(4), 37(14)*, 11(8), 23(24)&0w

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 15(13), 3(5), 3(6)

 

7. Rishabh Pant

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 31(29), 37(25)*, 37(25), 14(20), 21(24), 56(38), 10(8), 51(35)*, 39(30), 12(19)

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 36(35), 3(9), 35(21)*, 15(12)

 

8. Shardul Thakur 

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 1w, 1w, 2w, 3w, 3w, 0w

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 1w, 2w, 2w, 0w

 

9. Ravindra Jadeja

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 25(10)*&1w, 26(33)&0w, 1(2)*&2w, 15(17)*&0w, 2w, 13(13)&0w, 26(19)*&0w

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 12(9)&0w, 50(35)&0w, 1w, 7(6)&0w, 0w, 31(11)*&1w, 1w, 3w

 

10. Ravichandran Ashwin 

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 2w, 1w, 1w, 1w, 12(9)&0w, 0w, 0w, 0w

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 1w, 3w, 0w, 2(3)&1w, 1w

 

11. Rahul Chahar

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 2w, 0w

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 1w, 1w, 0w, 1w

 

12. Varun Chakravarthy 

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 2w, 2w, 2w, 2w, 0w, 0w

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 2w, 0w, 0w

 

13. Bhuvneshwar Kumar 

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 1w, 0w, 0w, 0w

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 0w

 

14. Mohammad Shami

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 1w, 0w, 1w, 0w, 0w

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 3w, 1w, 2w, 2w, 3w, 1w, 1w, 3w

 

15. Jasprit Bumrah

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 3w, 4w, 0w, 2w

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 0w, 3w, 0w, 2w, 3w, 2w

 

 

Namibia (NAM)

 

1. Stephan Baard

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 51(39), 17(13), 0(1)

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 2(4), 34(40), 17(18)

 

2. Craig Williams 

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 3(6), 28(17)*, 5(4)&1w, 45(41)&1w

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 3(7), 0(2), 14(21)&0w, 1(7)&3w

 

3. Zane Green

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 1(2), 7(10)

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 1(5), 9(12)*, 9(11)

 

4. Michael Van Lingen

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 

 

5. Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton 

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 

 

6. Gerhard Erasmus 

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 52(25)*, 72(46), 15(17)&3w

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 4(6)&1w, 51(34)

 

7. David Wiese 

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 

 

8. JJ Smit

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 9(5)&3w, 24(13)&1w, 59(25)&2w

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 16(13)*&2w, 10(13)&3w

 

9. Jan Frylinck 

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 1w, 4w, 1w

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 28(21)&1w

 

10. Bernard Scholtz 

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 4w, 1w, 3w

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 3w, 0w, 1w

 

11. Ben Shikongo 

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 0w, 0w

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 1w, 1w

 

12. Pikki Ya France 

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 

 

13. Ruben Trumplemann 

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 

 

14. Karl Birkenstock 

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 

 

15. Michau Du Preez 

1st Batting/2nd Bowling - 

2nd Batting/1st Bowling - 

 

 

3. HEAD TO HEAD 

 

(i) Overall

 

They haven't played a T20I against each other yet.

 

 

4. SQUAD INFO WITH DETAILING 

 

A) INDIA (IND) SQUAD: 

 

Probable XI

 

1) KL Rahul - RHB, WK

Last 10 - 50, 69, 18, 3, 39, 51, 39, 67, 21, 21, 49

 

2) Rohit Sharma - RHB, Offbreak 

Last 10 - 30, 74, 14, 0, 60*, 22, 7, 8, 33, 11, 127

 

3) Virat Kohli - RHB, RM

Last 10 - 2*, 9, 57, 0w, 11, 4, 5, 25, 25, 51, 53, 5

 

4) Suryakumar Yadav - RHB, RM

Last 10 - 6*, 11, 38*, 8, 13, 33, 0, 5, 3

 

5) Rishabh Pant - LHB, WK

Last 10 - 27*, 12, 39, 29*, 51*, 10, 15, 26, 39, 24

 

6) Hardik Pandya - RHB, RFM

Last 10 - 35*, 23r 0w, 11, 14*, 12*, 5*, 17

 

7) Ravindra Jadeja - LHB, LAO

Last 10 - 3w, 1w, 26r 0w, 13r 0w, 1w, 1w, 15r 0w, 2w, 32r 0w

 

8) Shardul Thakur - RHB, RFM

Last 10 - 0w, 0w, 0w, 0w, 3w, 2w, 2w, 2w, 1w, 57r 1w, 60r 2w

/

Varun Chakravarthy/Rahul Chahar

 

9) Ravichandran Ashwin - RHB, Offbreak 

Last 10 - 1w, 2w, 0w, 0w, 1w, 20r 1w, 1w, 1w, 0w, 1w

 

10) Mohammad Shami - RHB, RF

Last 10 - 3w, 3w, 0w, 0w, 3w, 3w, 1w, 1w, 2w, 3w, 4w

 

11) Jasprit Bumrah - RHB, RF

Last 10 - 2w, 1w, 2w, 0w, 1w, 2w, 1w, 2w, 3w, 2w, 2w, 2w

 

 

BENCH 

 

12) Bhuvneshwar Kumar - RHB, RFM

Last 10 - 0w, 1w, 0w, 1w, 0w, 0w, 1w, 1w, 0w, 16r 0w

 

13) Rahul Chahar - RHB, Legbreak 

Last 10 - 1w, 1w, 1w, 0w, 0w, 3w, 1w, 13r 3w, 0w, 2w

 

14) Varun Chakravarthy - RHB, Legbreak 

Last 10 - 0w, 0w, 0w, 0w, 2w, 0w, 1w, 2w, 2w, 0w

 

15) Ishan Kishan - LHB, WK

Last 10 - 4, 70*, 50*, 14, 11, 20*, 1, 59, 6, 26

 

Safe C/VC choices

KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah

 

 

B) NAMIBIA (NAM) SQUAD: 

 

Probable XI

 

1) Michael Van Lingen - LHB, LM

Last 10 - 25, 4, 11, 18r 0w, 0w, 17r 1w, 18r 0w, 40r 2w, 51r 0w

 

2) Stephan Baard - RHB, RFM

Last 10 - 21, 29, 19, 7, 0, 1, 8, 39, 42, 6, 0

 

3) Merwe Gerhard Erasmus - RHB, Offbreak 

Last 10 - 3r 1w, 15, 12r 0w, 4, 53*, 32, 20r 0w, 4r 1w, 32, 0

 

4) Craig Williams - RHB, RM

Last 10 - 0, 40, 1, 23, 15, 11, 29, 80, 1, 57

 

5) JJ Smit - RHB, LFM

Last 10 - 9r 0w, 2r 0w, 0r 1w, 32r 1w, 1w, 14r 0w, 12r 1w, 26r 1w, 15r 1w, 48r 2w

 

6) David Wiese - RHB, RFM

Last 10 - 16r 1w, 43r 1w, 26r 0w, 16r 1w, 28r 2w, 66r 1w, 6r 0w, 31r 2w, 3r 1w, 10r 0w

 

7) Jan Frylinck - LHB, LFM

Last 10 - 1w, 6r 0w, 2w, 3w, 2w, 2r 0w, 1w, 9, 9r 1w, 2w

/

Karl Birkenstock (if Frylinck is still injured)

 

8) Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton - LHB, RM

Last 10 - 0r 0w, 7r 0w, 14r 2w, 0w, 2r 2w, 22*, 5r 1w, 7r 0w, 0r 0w, 80r 2w

 

9) Zane Green - LHB, WK

Last 10 - 23, 1, 9, 24, 15, 8, 34, 27, 26, 0

 

10) Ruben Trumplemann - RHB, LF

Last 10 - 6r 0w, 0w, 12r 2w, 3w, 0w, 0w, 1w, 6r 1w, 20r 2w, 2w

 

11) Bernard Scholtz - RHB, LAO

Last 10 - 1w, 6r 0w, 0w, 1w, 0w, 1w, 0w, 1w, 1w, 1w

 

 

BENCH 

 

12) Pikki Ya France - RHB, Offbreak 

Last 10 - 3, 0w, 0w, 0w, 0w, 1w, 9r 1w, 0w, 17r 1w

 

13) Karl Birkenstock - LHB, RFM

Last 10 - 0w, 7*, 0w, 4, 2

 

14) Michau Du Preez - RHB, Legbreak, WK

Last 10 - 30, 4, 47*, 37, 3, 33*, 29*, 38, 13

 

15) Ben Shikongo - RHB, RFM

Last 10 - 0w, 0w, 0w, 1w, 1w, 0w, 0w, 1w, 1w, 0w

 

 

Safe C/VC choices

David Wiese, Gerhard Erasmus 

 

 

Differential GL C/VC choices 

 

IND - Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami

 

NAM - JJ Smit, Craig Williams, Stephan Baard, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton

 

 

My Fantasy Team (SL)

(Pre Toss)

 

Wk - Green

Bat - Rohit/Virat, Rahul, Erasmus

AR - Jadeja, Smit, Wiese

Bowl - Shami, Trumplemann, Ashwin, Bumrah

GL Picks - Loftie-Eaton, Pant, Baard, Chahar/Varun/Thakur/Bhuvi (whoever plays), Surya

 

NOTE - Invest Less as both teams can do anything with their batting and bowling orders. 

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"There will not be a whole lot of training," says coach Brendon McCullum as players prepare for family reunions
Tue, 06 Feb 2024 11:03:12 GMT
The series starts on July 6, with all matches to be played in Harare
Mon, 05 Feb 2024 13:27:15 GMT
India coach feels they left a "few runs on the board" and that the young batters will get better with experience
Mon, 05 Feb 2024 11:20:02 GMT
Jasprit Bumrah was the Player of the Match for taking nine wickets in the Visakhapatnam Test against England
Mon, 05 Feb 2024 11:19:36 GMT
"They need a little more time, little more freedom as well", India captain says the youngsters will learn with time
Mon, 05 Feb 2024 10:30:10 GMT
India's No. 3 ended a run of low scores with a century in the second innings in Visakhapatnam
Sun, 04 Feb 2024 18:05:15 GMT
No team has chased as many as 399 to win a Test in India, but memories of Edgbaston 2022 will fire England's belief
Sun, 04 Feb 2024 15:18:10 GMT
"I'm going to play the way I've played before," Gill on his thinking going into this Test
Sat, 03 Feb 2024 17:56:24 GMT
Which of his six wickets did Bumrah think was the best? It wasn't Ollie Pope, bowled by a devastating yorker
Sat, 03 Feb 2024 15:10:25 GMT
India's first-innings lead of 143 had been stretched to 171 by the close after England were bowled out for 253
Sat, 03 Feb 2024 06:10:05 GMT
Centuries from Saharan and Dhas, meanwhile, ensured that India continued their unbeaten run
Fri, 02 Feb 2024 18:29:25 GMT
The India opener made his career-best score - 179 not out - on the first day of the second Test against England
Fri, 02 Feb 2024 14:42:21 GMT
Also, Prithvi Shaw was dismissed for 35 playing his first competitive match in almost six months
Fri, 02 Feb 2024 12:59:59 GMT
The India opener made his highest Test score - 179 not out - on a day where no other batter got past 40
Fri, 02 Feb 2024 12:04:56 GMT
Spinner says the delay in being granted his visa made his debut "more memorable"
Fri, 02 Feb 2024 05:01:52 GMT
In a chat with Star Sports, Pant talks about the accident, his state of mind, the joy of watching the 2023 Ashes, and whether he will drive a car again
Thu, 01 Feb 2024 14:58:45 GMT
The two uncapped batters are most likely competing for one spot in India's playing XI for the Visakhapatnam Test against England
Thu, 01 Feb 2024 14:48:17 GMT
India have been in this kind of position many times before and gotten themselves out of trouble, but England will be no pushovers
Thu, 01 Feb 2024 12:49:12 GMT
"It might play a little bit better initially than it did last week," feels Ben Stokes
Thu, 01 Feb 2024 11:56:52 GMT
Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra's son has made a splash in the Ranji Trophy Plate League
Thu, 01 Feb 2024 08:45:32 GMT
He is returning from a knee injury that he picked up during his county stint with Northamptonshire in August
Wed, 31 Jan 2024 03:38:26 GMT
He had complained of stomach pain and burning sensation in his throat and mouth after consuming liquid from a bottle that he believed contained drinking water
Tue, 30 Jan 2024 11:26:40 GMT
Spinner channels white-ball experience after chastening welcome in first innings
Tue, 30 Jan 2024 05:35:08 GMT
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka post wins to put themselves in a comfortable position
Mon, 29 Jan 2024 14:52:40 GMT
Jadeja is sidelined with a hamstring injury while Rahul suffered pain in his right quadriceps
Mon, 29 Jan 2024 13:11:59 GMT
England, however, dropped down a spot to eighth as West Indies overtook them with their win at the Gabba
Mon, 29 Jan 2024 12:41:59 GMT
It was the first offence in last 24 months for the India bowler, and he was handed a demerit point
Mon, 29 Jan 2024 10:16:51 GMT
Fast bowler has no regrets about limited role as India are thwarted in Hyderabad
Mon, 29 Jan 2024 06:19:12 GMT
He missed the South Africa tour and Afghanistan T20Is because his father was unwell
Mon, 29 Jan 2024 16:03:39 GMT
Also calls Pope's 196 "the greatest innings ever in the subcontinent by an English batsman"
Mon, 29 Jan 2024 09:03:18 GMT
Dravid on Ollie Pope: "I haven't seen a better exhibition of sweeping and reverse sweeping in these conditions against that quality of bowling"
Sun, 28 Jan 2024 17:09:26 GMT
Australia also enter Super Six with an all-win record after beating Sri Lanka by six wickets
Sun, 28 Jan 2024 15:30:05 GMT
Pope says he tailored his technique for the Indian conditions after poor returns on his last tour
Sun, 28 Jan 2024 15:11:14 GMT
India fell short by 28 despite having a first-innings lead of 190
Sun, 28 Jan 2024 14:01:07 GMT
"When you are put against a wall, you need to show character and you need to be brave enough, which I thought we weren't"
Sun, 28 Jan 2024 03:16:27 GMT
"I had lost the habit of scoring hundreds. I now know how to [make] hundreds. A big one is around the corner this season."
Sat, 27 Jan 2024 15:17:34 GMT
India's bowling coach Paras Mhambrey credited England for being brave but doesn't believe the hosts have fallen behind
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