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Namibia vs Scotland: prediction and bets on T20I 2021, October 9, 2021

Match info

Namibia will face Scotland in the men’s cricket Twenty20 International (T20I) 2021 warm-up session in the United Arab Emirates. The match will be played on October 9, at the ICC Academy in Dubai, starting at 9:00 a.m. local time (8 a.m. Moscow time).

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The current form of Namibia

Namibia has a chance to make a breakthrough at the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup. The tournament’s lowest-ranked team at 19th could create history, competing in the T20 World Cup in Oman and the UAE for the first time. After coming here through the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier, the ‘Eagles’ will compete against Scotland in a warm-up, and then against Ireland, Netherlands, and Sri Lanka in Group A for the main thing - a spot in the Super 12s. While the stakes for the debutant have never been higher, Namibia will aim to rise to the occasion and continue to push the country’s cricket to new heights.

We assume that this Namibian squad, captained by Gerhard Erasmus, has been one of the most successful in the country’s history. Logically, there is some expectation associated with that, namely, going through Test nations in the group stage. Namibia qualified for the Covid-delayed event with a convincing 54-run win against Oman in the semi-final play-off at the 2019 T20 World Cup Qualifier in the United Arab Emirates. That historic victory culminated a remarkable year for Erasmus and his teammates, who also won the ICC World Cricket League Division 2 and earned ODI status for the first time since 2003. Despite the fact that it would be considered an underdog to go to the Super 12s stage, Erasmus believes his team has the firepower to defy the odds of bookmakers with betting bonuses.

Namibia will be the underdog both against Scotland and in T20, as everyone knows. It is not a bad spot to be at because the pressure will not be as intense, and the team can use the tag to its advantage to produce some upsets and progress. Namibia must use the positive memories and knowledge gained through qualifying in the UAE to its advantage ahead of the forthcoming event.

The current form of Scotland

Following a successful Cricket World Cup League 2 campaign in Oman, Scotland’s cricket team has shifted its focus entirely to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, with the squad now based in the United Arab Emirates. In Oman, the team earned seven out of a possible eight points, winning three games in a row before having its last encounter against the host rained out. Shane Burger expects his crew to carry that energy into their T20 campaign, which began on Tuesday with a warm-up against Ireland, before T20Is against Papua New Guinea and Namibia.

When looking back on the recent series, Scotland can clearly be pleased with the results and the manner in which it has found ways to win games, even when it has not played its best cricket at times during those games, which were played in extremely difficult conditions. From a performance standpoint, it was clear that at various stages throughout the competition, several players on the squad raised their hands and delivered match-winning performances. Scotland’s head coach will be happy to see the squad’s depth and ability to switch up the game plan when necessary.

Scotland will be able to put diverse combinations to the test against a variety of opponents in the next series. Josh Davey, Chris Greaves, Oli Hairs, and Brad Wheal have all joined the T20 squad, but Gavin Main has left after the ODI series. Apart from Namibia, Scotland will play one more warm-up encounter this week, against the Netherlands, before its World Cup campaign officially begins on October 17th against Bangladesh.

Match analytics

Even though Namibia stunned UAE a couple of days ago, we think that you should opt for Scotland to win this match, so find the odds on time on such an outcome – check out Vbet, a bookmaker known for setting up competitive odds – before they drop.

Results of the forecast

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