Namibia may follow the XI that misplaced to Sri Lanka however Netherlands might usher in Stephan Myburgh and Timm van der Gugten
The cruelty of the large time will meet up with certainly one of Namibia and Netherlands on Wednesday, with the T20 World Cup dream taking a significant hit for the staff that’s defeated. Such is the primary spherical of the T20 World Cup, the place two losses are sometimes too many, and the stress of rising from an early stumble ever higher.
The expectations from the Dutch, who received the qualifying occasion two years in the past and have vital main match expertise of their squad, can be extra. But Namibia anticipate a number of themselves, and would have been dissatisfied with the best way they carried out of their first World Cup match in 18 years, particularly after their intense preparatory interval.
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Despite the poor batting within the opening match, Namibia are more likely to go in with the identical XI.
Namibia: 1 Stephan Baard, 2 Zane Green (wk), 3 Craig Williams, 4 Gerhard Erasmus (capt), 5 David Wiese, 6 JJ Smit, 7 Jan Frylinck, 8 Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, 9 Ruben Trumpelmann, 10 Pikky Ya France, 11 Bernard Scholtz
Netherlands: 1 Max O’Dowd, 2 Ben Cooper/Stephan Myburgh, 3 Bas de Leede, 4 Colin Ackermann, 5 Ryan ten Doeschate, 6 Scott Edwards (wk), 7 Roelof van der Merwe, 8 Pieter Seelar (capt), 9 Logan van Beek, 10 Fred Klaasen, 11 Brandon Glover
Pitch and circumstances
Monday’s Group A matches had been low-scoring, however that’s extra a mirrored image of the road-ups than the circumstances in Abu Dhabi, recognized to be normally good for batting. We might now be in for a detailed contest, whether or not low-scoring or in a run fest. The floor will, nevertheless, nonetheless be low and sluggish. And will probably be one other scorcher.
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“We don’t necessarily have to go back to the drawing board. We have a very good game plan. We back ourselves in strike rotation and play spin well, which we just didn’t execute tonight. The spirit in the camp is extremely high. We back ourselves obviously against the Netherlands, we back ourselves against Ireland, and let’s see where those games take us.”
Craig Williams shouldn’t be taking Namibia’s opening defeat to Sri Lanka too badly.
“Two must-win games. We’ve got Namibia, who we’ve played before, and we know their strengths, we know their weaknesses, and we’re going to have to go out and beat them.”
It’s a simple case of should-win for Netherlands, based on opening batter Max O’Dowd.
Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo’s South Africa correspondent