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NAM vs UAE Dream11 Prediction & Fan2Play Possible 11 Pitch Report: T20 World Cup 2022 Match 10

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Last Updated on 2 years by Charbel Coorey

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The equation is simple for Namibia. Beat the UAE, and they progress through to the Super 12s. Lose, and it’s likely all over, unless Netherlands beats Sri Lanka in the earlier match.

Gerhard Erasmus’ team won’t want to leave anything to chance. Their huge win over Sri Lanka in game one not only was a morale boost for cricket in Namibia, but in the short term, it has given them a great net run rate cushion. The defeat to Netherlands would have hurt, particularly given how they mucked up their batting approach to allow David Wiese and JJ Smit to face just nine balls between them as the Namibians crawled to 121.

Batting under lights has proven difficult so far in Geelong, as UAE have found out in their two matches to date. So, if UAE get the chance, their best strategy looks to be batting first, getting runs on the board and putting pressure on Namibia. That being said, a win after bowling first is not out of the picture either, given how well Karthik Meiyappan, Junaid Siddique and Zahoor Khan have bowled in this tournament.

NAM vs UAE Possible Playing XI

Namibia could look to stick with the same team, despite a misfiring top order. They should look to be flexible with their lineup depending on the situation.

Namibia: 1. Divan la Cock, 2. Michael van Lingen, 3. Stephan Baard, 4. Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, 5. Gerhard Erasmus (c), 6. Jan Frylinck, 7. JJ Smit, 8. David Wiese, 9. Zane Green (wk), 10. Bernard Scholtz, 11. Ben Shikongo

UAE: 1. Muhammad Waseem, 2. Chirag Suri, 3. Aryan Lakra, 4. Chundangapoyil Rizwan (capt), 5. Vriitya Aravind (wk), 6. Basil Hameed, 7. Kashif Daud, 8. Aayan Afzal Khan, 9. Karthik Meiyappan, 10. Junaid Siddique, 11. Zahoor Khan

Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

Namibia:

  • Jan Frylinck continues to impress. He’s made scores of 44 and 43 this tournament, along with figures of 2/26 and 1/16 with good use of cutters. Also, last year, he blew UAE away, taking figures of 6/24.
  • Gerhard Erasmus is best in the top four. He is Namibia’s top scorer in T20Is this year, with 290 runs in ten matches at an average of 41.42 and strike rate of 125.00.
  • JJ Smit has an incredible strike rate of 181.81 in four T20I innings this year, which includes a 16-ball 31 against Sri Lanka. He is also Namibia’s leading wicket-taker in 2022 (11), with figures of 1/16 and 2/24 in this tournament.
  • Namibia need to provide more batting time for David Wiese. The all-rounder is striking at 160.78 in all T20s this year, with 492 runs to his name.
  • Bernard Scholtz will be a factor on the slow Geelong wicket. He has been economical in this tournament, taking figures of 2/18 and 1/21 so far. Interestingly, two of his three wickets in this T20 World Cup have been left-handers.

UAE:

  • Zahoor Khan’s battle with Namibia’s finishers is one to watch. The seamer was outstanding at the death against Sri Lanka, conceding just three runs and taking two wickets in the 20th over.
  • Also, Zahoor has taken six wickets in just two matches vs Namibia, including 4/29 last year. He dismissed Erasmus and Frylink in that game.
  • Namibia will have to watch the impressive Karthik Meiyappan closely. The legspinner took a memorable hat-trick on this ground against Sri Lanka, where turn was available. Expect spin to be available once again today.
  • Junaid Siddique will also be key with his stump-to-stump bowling. He took 3/24 two games ago vs Netherlands.
  • Muhammad Waseem needs to lead the way if UAE are to make a decent score. He is the leading run-scorer this year with 546 runs at an average of 36.40 and strike rate of 146.38.
  • Vriitya Aravind is also key. He has scored the second-most runs for UAE this year, with 434 at an average of 36.16 and strike rate of 132.21.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 3, Namibia 1, UAE 2.
  • Namibia (159/8) beat UAE (142/9) in their most recent match, back in October 2021.
  • A win by any margin will seal Super 12s qualification for Namibia.

Simonds Stadium Geelong Pitch Report and Weather

Batting under lights has been tricky in Geelong, against both seam and spin. A score of 150 batting first will be a tough chase on what is forecast to be a clear but cold evening.

ALSO READ: T20 World Cup 2022 Group A Qualification Scenarios

NAM vs UAE Dream11 Prediction Today 20 October 2022

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article as well as your own instincts to create your teams.

Option 1:

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Option 2:

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Base Team:

  • Wicket-Keepers: Vriitya Aravind
  • Batsmen: Gerhard Erasmus, Muhammad Waseem
  • All-Rounders: Jan Frylinck, JJ Smit
  • Bowlers: Karthik Meiyappan, Ben Scholtz

T20 World Cup 2022 Match 10: NAM vs UAE Match Prediction – Who will win?

Namibia to win.

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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