T20 SERIES UPDATE: NAMIBIA TOUR OF ZIMBABWE 2022
The Namibia Cricket team is scheduled to tour Zimbabwe this May 2022 to participate and play five matches T20I series. This will be the first ever men’s T20I series amidst Zimbabwe and Namibia, and will be performed at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.
The Twenty20 International series between Zimbabwe against Namibia will kick to start from May 17 to May 24 for the final match.
Namibia are still flying high with confidence following their memorable achievement at the last ICC T20 World Cup 2021, with the help of their 27 year old skipper Gerhard Erasmus. Namibia have usually played Associate nations and very passionate with the opportunity to play Zimbabwe. For them, this T20 series will be a good preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
At present, Namibia Cricket team ranked 16th in the ICC T20I rankings, whereas Zimbabwe are in 11th place. Zimbabwe won the series 2-1 in their last played against Scotland in T20I cricket on the month of September last year during the tour of the UK.
Namibia recorded a first ever win contrary to Zimbabwe when they defeat them by 8 wickets in their 2nd T20I series at Bulayo on Thursday. Zimbabwe win the toss and select to bat and chained to 122 for eight wickets, while Namibia pleasantly achieve the spot with the score of 124/2 with 12 balls to spare.
An impressive performance showed by Namibia’s bowlers and fielders make Zimbabwe pressured from the beginning and their wickets begun to collapse. Zimbabwe were distressing at 46/6 half way over their innings and restricted to 122/8 in 20 overs.
In Namibia’s innings, Divan La Cock was ousted by Jongwe for 9, on the other hand Gerhard Erasmus and Craig Williams put the team in lead with a 65 run for the second wicket. With the impressive partnership of David Wiese and Williams, the team recorded their first victory.
T20I NAMIBIA SQUAD (Playing XI)
Craig Williams, David Wiese, Divan la Cock, Gerhard Erasmus, Zane Green, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Ruben Trupelmann, Pikky Ya France, Tangeni Lungameni, Bernard Scholtz.
T20I ZIMBABWE SQUAD (Playing XI)
Craig Ervine, Regis Chakabva, Sikandar Raza, Wesley Madhevere, Milton Shumba, Tendai Chatara, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Donald Tiripano, Brandon Mavuta, Tony Munyonga.
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