Namibia vs Scotland Prediction & Tips

NAM vs SCO Match Prediction & Betting Tips, T20 World Cup 2024

Namibia meet Scotland lockhorns for the fourth time in T20I cricket as they meet in Match 12 of the 2024 T20 World Cup on Thursday afternoon. Namibia got off to a winning start in the competition with a Super Over victory over Oman on Sunday whereas Scotland had a no-result against England on Tuesday. Read on as we preview this match. The game begins at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados on June 6th.

A win is a win and although Namibia had to go to a Super Over to overcome Oman, they still got the victory which will put them in a good head space ahead of this match. With a strong previous record over Scotland, Namibia should have enough to make it two wins from two.

Scotland posted 90/0 from their 10 overs against England at this venue on Tuesday and their whole side will take confidence from how their opening batters went toe to toe with the holders’ bowling attack. They will back themselves to do the same in this clash.

Namibia vs Scotland Match Live Streaming

TV channels: You can watch this match live on Star Sports, PTV, Ten Sports, Willow TV, ESPN Caribbean, Sky Cricket, Sky Sport NZ and SuperSport.

Live Streaming: The fixture will be live-streamed on Disney+ Hotstar, Myco, Tamasha, ESPN Play Caribbean, SkyGO, NOW TV, Prime Video and SuperSport.

NAM vs SCO Match Toss Prediction

Scotland won the toss at the Kensington Oval on Tuesday and chose to bat first whereas Namibia won the toss here also and chose to field against Oman. Whoever wins the toss, we expect Scotland to be batting first on Thursday.

NAM vs SCO Pitch Report

Batters were able to get full value for their shots in Tuesday’s shortened game and any delivery with pace on will come onto the bat nicely. However, slower balls and flighted spin deliveries will die in the surface and batters may need to push those deliveries into the gaps as opposed to target the boundaries. Any score over 180 will be competitive.

Barbados Weather Report

It will be humid across Thursday afternoon and into the early evening in Bridgetown with the temperature above 30 degrees at the start. There is a very small chance of rain interrupting this game.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Namibia vs Scotland, T20 World Cup 2024

Namibia Team News & Playing 11

NAM Team News

The Super Over win against Oman will no doubt have been draining physically and mentally for Namibia’s players but the victory will have given them a boost in subsequent recovery. No changes are expected for this match at the same venue against Scotland.

NAM Key Players

  • Jan Frylinck – The left-handed all-rounder is given a licence to play his shots in the top order. He comes into this match after hitting six fours against Oman.
  • Nikolaas Davin – The opener only hit three boundaries in the opening match but showed good technique. Team management will be looking for a more attacking approach in this game.
  • Ruben Trumpelmann – The left-arm pace bowler will be full of confidence ahead of this game after dismissing Kashyap Prajapati, Aqib Ilyas, Naseem Khushi and Kaleemullah in Match 3.
  • David Wiese – Although it was his opening bowling partner who took more wickets against Oman, the former South African international took 3/28 and finished with the Player of the Match Award.

NAM Team Form

Namibia return to the Kensington Oval on Thursday looking to make it four wins in a row in T20I cricket.

Namibia Predicted Playing 11

Michael van Lingen, Nikolaas Davin, Jan Frylinck, Gerhard Erasmus (c), JJ Smit, David Wiese, Zane Green (wk), Malan Kruger, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz, Tangeni Lungameni

Scotland Team News & Playing 11

SCO Team News

Although Scotland will be very disappointed to not get the opportunity to build on their excellent start against England, their players will still be very fresh ahead of this match. Only their two opening batters had to do anything on Tuesday and we expect an unchanged XI.

SCO Key Players

  • George Munsey – The left-handed opener has been criticised for not performing against the bigger sides previously but he was very impressive with 41 not out from 31 balls against England.
  • Michael Jones  – The right-handed top order batter struck four fours and two sixes against England. He will be looking to time the ball and find the gaps in the same way in this game.
  • Chris Sole – The right-arm medium fast bowler was Scotland’s top player with the ball in recent T20Is and he will be raring to go after putting his feet up on Tuesday.
  • Mark Watt – The left-arm spinner has been part of Scotland’s T20 World Cup squads in each of the last four tournaments and he will get turn on this pitch in Bridgetown.

SCO Team Form

After Tuesday’s no result in Bridgetown, Scotland have won only one of their last five T20Is.

Scotland Predicted Playing 11

George Munsey, Michael Jones, Brandon McMullen, Richie Berrington (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Chris Sole, Brad Wheal, Brad Currie

Namibia vs Scotland Head to Head

After three previous games in this format, Scotland are still looking for their first T20I win over Namibia. They last met in 2021 with Namibia winning by 4 wickets.

NAM vs SCO Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played NAM Won SCO Won Tie NR
Overall 3 3 0 0 0
Last 5 3 3 0 0 0

Namibia vs Scotland Betting Odds

The bookies are unable to separate the sides ahead of this match with both available at 1.90 to win the game. However, with three victories over Scotland already in T20Is, we are backing Namibia as favourites.

Who will win Namibia vs Scotland Match?

Scotland will take plenty of positives from their no-result against England and their batters were certainly able to dominate some world class bowlers. However, Namibia have a win under their belt already and with that confidence we have them as the top side.

🏆 Namibia vs Scotland Prediction

With Scotland picking up a point due to the no-result against England, a win in this match for either side will see them start to dream of a top two finish in Group B. We expect a close match and the contest could well be very close once again in Bridgetown. Namibia impressed in the Super Over against Oman and we are backing them to come out on top of an entertaining and nail-biting fixture on Thursday.

Namibia to beat Scotland

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