The Pakistani team, riding on the chariot of victory in the T20 World Cup 2021, will face Namibia today. Both the teams will clash at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi from 7.30 pm. If Pakistan goes to play the fourth match in the Super-12 round, then Namibias team will take the field for the third time. Pakistan have won their last three matches and will now look to beat Namibia to enter the semi-finals. At the same time, Namibia have won one of their last two matches and lost one.
Pakistan and Namibia will face each other in an international match for the second time. The first match between the two was played in the 2003 ODI World Cup. Pakistan had defeated Namibia by 171 runs in that match. Namibia may face a tough challenge considering the momentum Pakistan is in in the current tournament. Namibia beat Scotland by 4 wickets in the first match of the Super-12 round. However, Namibia derailed in the second match and lost to Afghanistan by 62 runs.
Pakistan has so far defeated teams like India, New Zealand and Afghanistan in the tournament. The Pakistani team will no longer be too worried against Namibia. In such a situation, two changes can be seen in Pakistans playing XI. Pakistan can rest experienced all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez and pacer Hasan Ali and they can be replaced by Haider Ali and Mohammad Nawaz.
Also Read: T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule, Points TableAnyway, Hafeez has not been able to show anything special with the bat and Hasan has proved to be expensive with the ball. On the other hand, there is no chance of any change in Namibias playing XI.
There was not much fanfare in the Super-12 round at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Here no team has been able to cross the mark of more than 160. On the pitch of Abu Dhabi, the batsmen have to fight to score runs. However, the batsmen can play freely in the powerplay. Bowlers can dominate here again.
Two matches will be played on Tuesday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. When the teams of South Africa and Bangladesh take to the field in the afternoon, the weather will be hot. At the same time, if the match between Pakistan and Namibia starts in the evening, there is a possibility of getting some relief. However, players from Pakistan and Namibia will face the challenge of humidity. The temperature during the match is expected to hover around 30 degree Celsius. Humidity can be around 75 percent. The wind can blow at a speed of 12-13 kmph. There is a three percent chance of rain. The dew factor will be important. So the team winning the toss can bowl first.