Namibia square off against USA in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 on Thursday, September 15 at Amini Park in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. This match will begin at 5:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).
The Namibian cricket team are currently fifth in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 with 18 points in 18 games. They beat Nepal by 63 runs in their last fixture at the Cambusdoon New Ground in Ayr. A 70-ball 53 from Gerhard Erasmus helped Namibia reach 199 runs in the first innings. Bernard Scholtz then picked five wickets for Namibia as Nepal were bowled out for just 136. Stephan Baard is expected to replace Gerhard Erasmus as the new captain for Namibia in the upcoming match.
Meanwhile, the USA cricket team lost to Papua New Guinea (PNG) by 26 runs in their last game in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2. Chasing 212 runs to win, USA were bowled out for 185 runs in the second innings. The USA got off to a good start but ended up losing their last six wickets for just 36 runs as none of the lower-order batters were able to stitch partnerships. Saiteja Reddy was the top-scorer for them with an 81-ball 46. The USA are currently third on the points table with 29 points in 30 games.
Namibia vs USA ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 2022 odds
10CRIC odds: Namibia: 1.58, USA: 2.32
Parimatch odds: Namibia: 1.59, USA: 2.32
Betway odds: Namibia: 1.57, USA: 2.25
Bet365 odds: Namibia: 1.61, USA: 2.30
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Namibia vs USA head-to-head in ODIs
Both Namibia and USA have won one game each in their two encounters in this format.
Overall against all teams, Namibia have won two of their last four matches in this format while the USA have won only one of their last four ODIs.
Namibia vs USA Squads ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 2022
Namibia: Bernard Scholtz, Pikky Ya France, Stephan Baard (captain), Jan Frylinck, Gerhard Erasmus, Tangeni Lungameni, JJ Smit, Zane Green (wicketkeeper), Ruben Trumplemann, Lo-handre Louwrens, Michael van Lingen, Ben Shikongo, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Divan la Cock.
USA: Steven Taylor, Monank Patel (captain and wicketkeeper), Jaskaran Malhotra, Aaron Jones, Gajanand Singh, Sushant Modani, Nisarg Ketankumar, Cameron Stevenson, Saurabh Netravalkar, Jessy Singh, Ian Holland, Rahul Jariwala, Yasir Mohammad, Saiteja Reddy.
Namibia vs USA probable playing XI
Namibia: Lo-handre Louwrens, Divan la Cock, Gerhard Erasmus, Stephan Baard (captain), Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Jan Frylinck, Zane Green (wicketkeeper), JJ Smit, , Ruben Trumplemann, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo,
USA: Steven Taylor, Sushant Modani, Monank Patel (captain and wicketkeeper), Jaskaran Malhotra, Aaron Jones, Gajanand Singh, Ian Holland, Nisarg Ketankumar, Jessy Singh, Cameron Stevenson, Saurabh Netravalkar.
Namibia vs USA ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 2022 combined fantasy XI
Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Sushant Modani, Monank Patel (captain), Gerhard Erasmus, Stephan Baard, Zane Green (wicketkeeper), JJ Smit, Cameron Stevenson, Saurabh Netravalkar, Jan Frylinck, Bernard Scholtz.
Namibia top picks vs USA ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 2022
Jan Frylinck: The 28-year-old cricketer has picked 27 wickets in 19 ODIs at an average of 24.55 and an economy of 4.31. The all-rounder has also scored 363 runs with the bat at an average of 27.92. Frylinch has picked six wickets for Namibia in his last ODI three appearances and will be one of their most trusted bowlers against USA
Gerhard Erasmus: He is the best batter on the Namibian side and has scored 630 runs in 17 innings. Erasmus has an average of 39.37 with the bat and scored runs at a strike rate of 75.72. The 28-year-old has scored two fifties in his last two ODI innings for Namibia.
USA top picks vs Namibia ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 2022
Monank Patel: The right-handed batter has scored 469 runs at an average of 46.90 in his last 10 ODIs at a strike rate of 87.50. Overall, he has scored 1,108 runs in this format, including two centuries and six half-centuries.
Saurabh Netravalkar: The left-arm pacer has picked 54 wickets in 31 innings with the ball in ODIs. Netravalkar has an average of 20.42 with the ball and has bowled at an economy of 4.11. The pacer has picked nine wickets in his last five ODIs for USA.
Namibia vs USA ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 2022 prediction
Namibia are a much stronger side and will start as favourites against the USA in the upcoming encounter. The USA side lacks experience and will struggle against Namibia, making them the underdogs
Namibia vs USA ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 24°C
Wind: 26 km/h
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