Pakistan have so far played consistent cricket and have bucked the old habit of being unpredictable. The Babar Azam-led team has managed to win three wins on the bounce and are on a roll in the ongoing 20-20 World Cup. The batting, bowling, and fielding have looked good. The usual suspects Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, and Shaheen Shah Afridi have played their parts and have contributed handsomely in those victories.
The supporting cast, Asif Ali, Shoiab Malik, and Imad Wasim have played their roles nicely and have chipped with useful contributions. There is no glitch or weakness whatsoever. Harris Rauf has been a revelation with the ball as he has consistently clocked 150kmph speed. On slow wickets, in UAE, the speedster is proving to be a handful. Overall, the team is looking a well-oiled unit and one victory over Namibia will seal their spot in the semifinal.
Namibia’s progress has been fascinating to watch. With a population of just over 25 lakhs, the team gave the people back home a reason to celebrate by advancing to the Super 12 stage. In each game, they have shown signs of improvement. The standout player has been all-rounder David Wiese. He has brought a huge amount of experience and has helped the team win three games in the tournament. He has scored 142 runs in five games, and a lot will rest on his shoulders to carry the team ahead.
The Abu Dhabi pitch has not been the easiest to bat. The slower bowlers have thrived on this surface. Anything above 140 will be difficult to chase.
The temperature predicted on Tuesday (November 1) is 31 degrees Celsius.
Playing Combinations Pakistan
Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
Playing Combinations Namibia
Craig Williams, Michael van Lingen, Zane Green (wk), Gerhard Erasmus (c), David Wiese, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Pikky Ya France, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz
Pakistan vs Namibia Broadcast Details
Match Timings – 07:30 PM IST
TV – Star Sports Network
Live Streaming – Disney + Hotstar