The Ireland team and the Namibia team, both got one victory each, the winner of today’s match will qualify the next round and meet the Super 12. Both team’s got one victory each against the same team Netherlands.
Ire vs Oma Highlights Today Friday, 22-10-2021. 11th Match, First Round Group A Ireland vs Namibia, ICC Twenty/20 World Cup from Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Ireland win the toss and will bat first.
Ireland team: 1 Paul Stirling, 2 Kevin O’Brien, 3 Andy Balbirnie (capt), 4 Gareth Delany, 5 Curtis Campher, 6 Harry Tector, 7 Neil Rock (wk), 8 Simi Singh, 9 Mark Adair, 10 Josh Little, 11 Craig Young.
Namibia team: 1 Zane Green (wk), 2 Craig Williams, 3 Gerhard Erasmus (capt), 4 David Wiese, 5 JJ Smit, 6 Jan Frylinck, 7 Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, 8 Pikky Ya France, 9 Ruben Trumpelmann, 10 Michael van Lingen, 11 Bernard Scholtz.
Match Timings: 10:00 GMT | 14:00 Local
Umpires – Aleem Dar, Chris Brown
TV Umpire – Richard Illingworth
Match Referee – Jeff Crowe
Reserve Umpire – Joel Wilson
Match number – T20I no. 1342 – ICC T20 World Cup 2021 11th Match
Post Match Presentation.
Player of the Match David Wiese: “It’s completely overwhelming. I don’t think I deserve to be sitting here. I think captain Gerhard Erasmus deserves to be Man of the Match. This is really his moment and the rest of the team has put in so much work before now to be here. I’ve played in Sharjah a few times and know the wicket deteriorates to suit my bowling a bit more.”
Gerhard Erasmus, winning captain: Said in the press conference that we run a tight ship. In small countries, a small number of people play cricket. We should be proud of ourselves. I count on my senior men to stand up when the pressure is on. And two of us did it tonight. Hopefully, we can do it through the tournament. Hasn’t sunk in yet, maybe on the way home.”
Andrew Balbirnie, losing captain: Hurts a lot. Really wanted to win. We didn’t get enough runs. It will be hard to get over it, and it hurts a lot. I think Wiese played a brilliant hand when the rate was at 8, and their skipper saw them home. There are a lot of good cricketers in there in Namibia, it wasn’t to be.