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NAMIBIA’S WIN MAY HAVE MADE INDIA’S WORLD T20 ROAD MORE CHALLENGING


NAMIBIA’S WIN MAY HAVE MADE INDIA’S WORLD T20 ROAD MORE CHALLENGING by 11ic Blog

The defeat of Sri Lanka at the hands of Namibia could place the islanders in the Super 12 in the pool of India. Despite the defeat, they remain a formidable team and will likely grow as one of the top two teams in the group. The Asia Cup champions may beat this two - UAE and the Netherlands. If they finish runners-up in Group A, they will be merged with India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and South Africa with only two of the teams advancing to the semi-finals.


The turmoil on Sunday put Namibia in a prime position to continue. A win against the Netherlands or the United Arab Emirates will probably do the trick.


The winners of Group A find themselves in Group 1 of the Super 12 with Australia, England, New Zealand and Afghanistan.


The Netherlands defeated the United Arab Emirates by three wickets with one ball left in the other Group A match of the day. The United Arab Emirates scored 111 out of 8 in 20 overs, reducing the Dutch to 76 out of 6 by the 14th over. It was Scott Edwards (16 non-out) and Logan Van Beek (4 non-out) who kept their cool in the final and brought the team home.


Group B is made up of two-time champions from the West Indies, Zimbabwe, Ireland and Scotland, with the winners going to the group of India and the runners-up to that of Australia.


The West Indies will open their campaign in Hobart on Monday and should be the favorites to beat Scotland. But it's the other match of the day - Ireland vs Zimbabwe - that can give a clue as to which team is most likely to advance.


The West Indies will face Zimbabwe on Wednesday and Ireland on Friday and must avoid any mistakes to make progress.


Approaching matches:


Mon, Oct 17

Scotland West Indies Zimbabwe Ireland


Tue, Oct 18

Namibia Netherlands Sri Lanka UAE

Wed, Oct 19

Scotland Ireland West Indies Zimbabwe


Thu, Oct 20

Netherlands Sri Lanka Namibia UAE

Fri, Oct 21

West Indies Ireland Scotland Zimbabwe

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