Gerhard Erasmus: “Never nice to be on the losing side… With the bat, it seemed difficult for both sides. They ran better. We tried our best.”
Scott Edwards: “We did well in terms of front-loading the runs. We knew Namibia had some great bowlers in those conditions. It’s well and truly in our hands, but for us, it’s just about winning the third game.”
Bas de Leede is the Player of the Match: “I took a bit of experience from two days ago. Some of the guys will be bitter that I am scooping up wickets at the end! We lost wickets at bad times and looking forward to Sri Lanka. We can learn from that as a team. Self-belief has always been there. It’s nice to get two tight games to go your way.”
Namibia vs Ireland Highlights today. 5th Match, First Round Group A (D/N), GMHBA Stadium, South Geelong, Victoria, Tuesday 18-10-2022, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
Toss: Namibia have won, and will bat first.
Namibia team: 1 Divan la Cock, 2 Michael van Lingen, 3 Stephan Baard, 4 Gerhard Erasmus (capt), 5 Jan Frylinck, 6 Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, 7 JJ Smit, 8 David Wiese, 9 Zane Green (wk), 10 Bernard Scholtz, 11 Ben Shikongo.
Netherlands team: 1 Max O’Dowd, 2 Vikram Singh, 3 Bas de Leede, 4 Tom Cooper, 5 Colin Ackermann, 6 Scott Edwards (capt, wk), 7 Roelof van der Merwe, 8 Tim Pringle, 9 Timm van der Gugten, 10 Fred Klaassen, 11 Paul van Meekeren.
Head to Head In T20I’s: 2
Namibia Won: 1
Netherlands Won: 1
Namibia T20I Rankings: 14th
Netherlands T20I Rankings: 15th
(last five completed Tests, most recent first)
Match Timings: 4:00 AM GMT | 3:00 PM Local
Umpires – Joel Wilson, Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire – Marais Erasmus
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Rod Tucker
Match number – T20I no. 1830