NAM vs SCT Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 05, 2022
Scotland will be looking to build upon its excellent form as it takes in hosts Namibia in match number 4 of the 18th leg in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup League 2.
Scotland has been in good form of late and is a firm favorite to win this match. That means the odds being offered for a Scotland win are pretty short. Punters looking for better returns will have to look for some side bets to make the most out of this match.
NAM vs SCT Team Previews
Namibia has been in great form for the last few months and has won 8 of the last 10 matches that it has played in this tournament. As a result, it has slowly moved up the points table and is now in the 4th spot, trailing the USA by just 2 points. If Namibia manages to win this one, they will be able to get a toehold in the top 3.
All eyes will be on captain Gerhard Erasmus who has been in excellent form throughout this tournament. He has scored 1093 runs in 25 innings at an average of close to 50. He has also picked up 12 wickets and has an economy of just over 4. Sadly, none of the other batsmen have come even close to Erasmus’ form, leaving a gaping hole in Namibia’s batting lineup.
JJ Smit and Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton have played a couple of good innings but have never been consistent enough. Similarly, the bulk of the heavy lifting in the bowling department has been done by Bernard Scholtz., who has picked up 41 wickets so far. Ruben Trumpelmann and JJ Smit have both bowled well in patches.
Namibia Playing 11
Michael Van Lingen, Divan la Cock, Lohandre Louwrens, Gerhard Erasmus, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Jonathan Smit, Zane Green, Ruben Trumpelmann, Pikky Ya France, Bernard Scholtz, Tangeni Lungameni.
Winning its latest match against Nepal, Scotland has climbed up to the number 1 spot on the points table. Given the fact that it still has quite a few matches on hand, we can be pretty sure that Scotland will be finishing at the top of the points table.
In the match against Nepal, Richie Berrington and Kyle Coetzer, two of Scotland’s top batsmen, fell cheaply. However, Christopher McBride played an excellent knock of 43 at the top of the order, while Brandon McMullen and Michael Leask were involved in a 40-run partnership towards the end to take Scotland over the finish line. Earlier in the match, Chris Sole bowled a superb spell of 3-12.
He received good support from Mark Watt, who too was pretty economical at the other hand. The tight bowling helped Scotland limit Nepal to a modest total of 137. The bowling has been a major driving force behind Scotland’s success in this tournament. Hamza Tahir, Mark Watt, and Safyaan Sharif have all picked up 30 wickets or more, while Michael Leask has been an excellent all-rounder.
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
Looking at the results of the past few matches, we predict that the winner of the toss would prefer to bowl 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 a balanced one. The seamers will enjoy some movement early in the match due to some patches of grass on the pitch. The sky is expected to remain overcast and it is also expected to be windy, further aiding swing bowling. The batsmen will find it easy to middle the ball as the game progresses. A score of around 260 can be considered a par score here.
NAM vs SCT Betting Tips
We are backing Scotland to win this match. The team has plenty of match-winners and most of its players seem to be in good form. On the other hand, the performance of Namibia is reliant on the form of only a few players.
Bet on a Scotland win.