NAM vs SCT Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 01, 2022

NAM vs SCT Match Prediction - Dec 01, 2022

The 18th round of the ICC Cricket World Cup League Two for the year 2019-23 will commence this week, as Namibia plays Scotland for the first match on Thursday.

Scotland starts this match as the favorite to win, but given the Namibian team’s ability to spring up surprises now and then, we can surely anticipate a close contest. 

 

NAM vs SCT Team Previews

Namibia

Not many knew about the Namibian cricket team until it threw up one of the biggest upsets in T20 World Cup history by defeating Sri Lanka in the first round. The team is currently 4th on the points table, trailing the USA by 3 points. But with plenty of matches in hand, they can most definitely make it to the top 3.

Namibia will be feeling pretty confident going into this game, as it has won both its matches played over the last 10 days. Gerhard Erasmus has been the pick of the batsmen for Namibia and has been scoring at an excellent average of over 45. However, the other batsmen have lacked consistency, batting well only in patches. JJ Smit has proved to be a handy all-rounder, scoring 558 runs and picking up 28 wickets from 24 matches.

Bernard Scholtz is the top bowler for Namibia and has received good support from the seamers, Jan Frylinck and Ruben Trumpelmann. Carrying an excellent form, the Namibian bowlers will surely ask some tough questions to the Scotland batsmen. 

 

Namibia Playing 11

Divan la Cock, Lohandre Louwrens, Michael Van Lingen, Gerhard Erasmus, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Jonathan Smit, Zane Green, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz, Tangeni Lungameni, Ben Shikongo.


Scotland

Scotland is currently second on the points table, and well on track to finish within the top 3. With 40 points, it trails Oman by just 4 points but has played 8 games fewer compared to them.

Scotland has played some excellent cricket throughout this tournament, losing just 7 of the 28 matches that it has played so far. Calum MacLeod is the top-scorer for his team, followed by Kyle Coetzer. Craig Wallace and Michael Jones have been only recently included in the squad, and have shown some promise.

Richard Berrington has played some excellent knocks for his the but hasn’t featured in the last few matches. The spinners have done a superb job for them Scotland team so far, as both the left-arm spinners, Hamza Tahir and Mark Watt are the top 2 wicket-takers for the team. Gavin Main and Safyaan Sharif have bowled well with the new ball, but have enjoyed limited success. 

 

Scotland Playing 11

Kyle Coetzer, George Munsey, Christopher McBride, Richie Berrington, Matthew Cross, Brandon McMullen, Michael Leask, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole, Hamza Tahir.

NAM vs SCT Toss Prediction

With the results skewed in the favor of teams batting first, the winner of the toss will most likely opt to bat first here. 

 

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at Windhoek is well-balanced offering equal opportunities to both, the batsmen as well as the bowlers. The spinners will find some assistance as the match progresses and rough areas are created. The team batting first would like to get to at least 260 to give their bowlers a better chance at defending. The weather is expected to be slightly overcast but there is no forecast for rain. The temperature will remain around the 30-degree mark. 

 

NAM vs SCT Betting Tips

We are backing Scotland to win this match. The team seems to have struck the right balance of batsmen and bowlers and should have a good day on the field. Namibia, though in good form, will find it difficult to face a well-rounded opposition like Scotland.

Bet on a Scotland win. 

 

Today Match Prediction

Scotland To Win the Match, 1.98

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Who will win NAM vs SCT

Namibia 51.5% (120)
Scotland 48.5% (113)
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