Who Will Win Today’s Namibia vs Uganda 3rd T20 2024?

The 3rd warm-up match of the T20 World Cup 2024 will feature Namibia taking on Uganda. This match is scheduled to be held at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad on May 27, 2024, starting at 4:30 AM IST (May 28).

Both Namibia and Uganda qualified for the tournament through the Africa Qualifier held in November 2022. This will be Namibia’s third appearance in the T20 World Cup, having participated in the 2021 and 2022 editions, while Uganda will be making their debut.

Match Details

  • Fixture: Namibia vs Uganda
  • Date: May 27, 2024
  • Time: 4:30 AM IST (May 28)
  • Venue: Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad

Team Captains

  • Namibia: Gerhard Erasmus
  • Uganda: Brian Masaba

Historical Context Namibia enters the tournament as an experienced team, having previously competed in the T20 World Cup. Uganda, on the other hand, will be looking to make an impactful debut. The head-to-head record heavily favors Namibia, who have won 8 out of the 9 encounters between these teams.

Pitch Report: Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad

The pitch at Brian Lara Stadium tends to favor batters early on, offering good bounce and pace. As the game progresses, the pitch becomes slower, making it advantageous for spin bowlers. The average innings score is around 175, but higher scores are possible, as evidenced by England’s 267 in 20 overs against West Indies in 2023.

Team Previews

Namibia Team News & Playing 11

Namibia will likely use the same lineup that recently played against Oman in a T20I series. There are no reported injuries, ensuring they field a full-strength squad.

Key Batters

  • JJ Smit: A bowling all-rounder, Smit has scored 826 runs in 47 T20Is at a strike rate of 148.83 and has also taken 46 wickets.
  • Gerhard Erasmus: The captain has amassed 1339 runs in 57 T20Is with a strike rate of 122.96.

Key Bowlers

  • Jan Frylinck: A left-arm pacer with 63 wickets in 57 T20Is at an average of 17.95.
  • Bernard Scholtz: A left-arm spinner, Scholtz has taken 64 wickets in 58 matches at an average of 18.55.

Recent Form Namibia is in good form, having won their recent series against Oman in April 2024.

Predicted Playing 11 JP Kotze, Malan Kruger, Gerhard Erasmus (c), Jan Frylinck, Zane Green (wk), David Wiese, Dylan Leicher, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz, Jack Brassell, Tangeni Lungameni.

Uganda Team News & Playing 11

Uganda is set to make their T20 World Cup debut, building on their strong performance in the Africa Qualifier. They are likely to maintain a similar lineup to their recent games.

Key Batters

  • Simon Ssesazi: He has scored over 2000 runs in 76 T20I matches at a strike rate of 124.23.
  • Roger Mukasa: Mukasa has scored 1150 runs in 54 T20I matches at an average of 24.47.

Key Bowlers

  • Bilal Hassan: A right-arm fast bowler with 65 wickets in 43 T20Is at an average of 13.51.
  • Henry Ssenyondo: A left-arm spinner with 91 wickets in 74 T20Is, averaging 14.84. He was the highest wicket-taker in the Africa Cricket Association Cup 2023 with 16 wickets in 5 games.

Recent Form Uganda has shown impressive form, winning the Africa Cricket Association Cup in December 2023.

Predicted Playing 11 Roger Mukasa, Simon Ssesazi, Robinson Obuya, Riazat Ali Shah, Dinesh Nakrani, Kenneth Waiswa, Alpesh Ramjani, Brian Masaba (c), Fred Achelam (wk), Bilal Hassan, Henry Ssenyondo.

Match Prediction

While Uganda has been gaining recognition and will be eager to make a strong debut, Namibia’s experience and recent form make them the favorites. Namibia’s superior head-to-head record and a stronger overall squad should give them the edge in this match.

Prediction: Namibia to beat Uganda.

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