Zimbabwe vs Namibia, 1st T20I
Venue: Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
Date &Time: May 17th, at 4:30 PM IST and 1:00 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Zimbabwe Cricket Youtube Channel
Zimbabwe will host Namibia in the 5 matches T20I series which will get underway on Tuesday. Zimbabwe are playing a T20I after a long gap of 8 months. They had won the series 2-1 against Scotland when they toured in September last year. Definitely, it will be a challenge for them to play after a long gap however recent unofficial T20s against South Africa A have helped immensely to prepare themselves for this series. Craig Ervine will continue to lead the side.
Being an associate member, it’s a great opportunity for Namibia to play 5 matches T20I series against a full-time member. They had recently won a T20I series against Uganda by 2-1 which will boost their confidence to some extent however they need to take their game to next level in order to beat Zimbabwe. They are currently ranked 16th in the ICC T20 rankings.
What is the pitch report for ZIM vs NAM, 1st T20I?
(will be added when there is an update)
What is the expected, Probable Playing XIs for ZIM vs NAM, 1st T20I?
Tadiwanashe Marumani, Regis Chakabva (wk), Craig Ervine (c), Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Wesley Madhevere, Milton Shumba, Innocent Kaia, Tendai Chatara, Luke Jongwe, Tanaka Chivanga
Zane Green (wk), Merwe-Gerhard Erasmus (c), Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Craig Williams, David Wiese, Jonathan Smit, Jan Frylinck, Ruben Trumpleman, Bernard Scholtz, Tangeni Lungameni, Ben Shikongo
What are the Top Picks, players for Dream11, My11circle and MPL for ZIM vs NAM, 1st T20I?
Top Pick – Batter
Ryan Burl is a reliable batter for Zimbabwe in the middle order and can bowl leg-breaks as well. In his 34 T20Is, he has scored 557 runs at an average of 27.85 with the highest score of 57* and while with the ball picked up 21 wickets at an economy of 7.6.
Top Pick – All-Rounder
David Wiese is a must-pick player for your fantasy teams for his reputation. He is a game-changer for sure and will play a massive role in this series. 36-year-old, South African-born all-rounder has scored 339 runs and picked up 33 wickets in his T20I career.
Top Pick – Bowler
Ruben Trumpleman has got a serious pace and can swing the ball both ways. He just managed to pick up 10 wickets in his 13 T20Is with the best figures of 3 for 17.
Top Pick – Wicketkeeper
Regis Chakabva is a decent pick for your fantasy teams. In his 26 T20Is, he has collected 410 runs at a strike rate of 130.15 with the highest score of 48.
Jonathan Smit can make an impact with both bat and ball. He is a clean striker of the cricket ball and a genuine wicket-taker as well. In 29 T20Is, he has scored 525 runs at an average of 32.81 and picked up 31 wickets with the best figures of 6 for 10.
What are the fantasy suggested teams for ZIM vs NAM, 1st T20I?
1. Regis Chakabva, Craig Ervine, Merwe-Gerhard Erasmus (c), Ryan Burl (vc), Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, David Wiese, Sikandar Raza, Jonathan Smit, Luke Jongwe, Bernard Scholtz, Ruben Trumpleman
2. Regis Chakabva, Merwe-Gerhard Erasmus, Ryan Burl, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Tadiwanashe Marumani, David Wiese (c), Jonathan Smit (vc), Milton Shumba, Tendai Chatara, Luke Jongwe, Ruben Trumpleman
ZIM vs NAM, 1st T20I Probable Winners:
Namibia are expected to win this match.