India needs to win the match against Namibia to stay alive in the tournament although their semi-final qualification hopes rest on Afghanistan’s clash against New Zealand on Sunday, November 7. Meanwhile, Namibia who has won one game out of their four matches in Super 12s are already out of the semi-final contention.
This will be the first meeting between the two teams in T20I cricket. The last time India and Namibia played in an ICC event was way back in 2003 ICC Men’s ODI World Cup where India won the match by 181 runs.
The average score batting first at the Dubai International Stadium in T20Is is 143. Nine out of the ten matches played at the venue this year have been won by the team chasing.
India vs Namibia T20 World Cup squads
India squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakaravarthy, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami
Namibia squad: Gerhard Erasmus (captain), Stephen Baard, Karl Birkenstock. Michau du Preez (wicket-keeper), Jan Frylinck, Zane Green (wicket-keeper), Nicol Lofie-Eaton, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo, JJ Smit, Ruben Trumpelmann, Michael van Lingen, David Wiese, Craig Williams and Picky Ya France
Where to watch India vs Namibia T20 World Cup live in India?
The India vs Namibia Super 12 Group 2 match will be telecast live from 7:30 PM IST on Star Sports 1/1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi/1 HD Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada and DD sports TV channels in India.
Live streaming of the India vs Namibia Super 12 Group 2 match will be available on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website.
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