Namibia vs Scotland

Namibia vs Scotland 1st ODI Match Prediction and Tips| 1st December  2022

Here is our Match Prediction and Tips for Namibia vs Scotland ICC Cricket World Cup League Two 2019-23. 

Namibia and Scotland will lock horns for the 1st ODI match of December on 1st December at Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek.

Namibia is at the 4th spot of the World Cup League Two points table with 16 wins in 26 matches. Meanwhile, Scotland is at the 2nd spot of the points table with 19 wins in 28 matches. Scotland has a higher chance of qualifying for the World Cup 2023 than Namibia. This will be the third clash between both the teams in the World Cup League Two.

Namibia last played an ODI match against the USA. They lost the toss and bowled first. Bernard Scholtz was the most economical bowler for Namibia. He picked 3 wickets in 10 overs with an economy rate of just 2.6 which also included a maiden over. JJ Smit picked 3 wickets with an economy of 3.5 in the first innings. The USA posted a target of 212 runs for Namibia to chase.

In the second innings, Namibia’s top order batsmen failed to perform against the USA bowlers. Divan La Cock and Michael Van Lingen made a partnership of 59 runs to steady the run chase. Divan La Cock smashed 59 runs while Michael Van Lingen piled 33 runs. Namibia chased down the target in 44.4 overs and won the match.

Scotland also played their last ODI match against the USA in the World Cup League Two. Scotland elected to bat first after winning the toss. None of the Scottish batsmen could perform against UAE bowlers. Wickets were falling at regular intervals in the first innings. Calum MacLeod scored 133 runs which helped Namibia post a target of 250 runs. 

In the second innings, Scotland played with 6 bowlers but the strategy couldn’t help them win the game. USA chased down the target of 250 runs in 49.5 overs with 2 wickets left. Gavin Main, Hamza Tahir and Michael Leask picked 2 wickets each in the second innings.

Namibia vs Scotland 1st ODI Match Details – 

Venue:  Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek.

Date and Time: 1st December, Thursday at 1:00 PM IST

Namibia vs Scotland 1st ODI Match Prediction and Tips 

✅ 80 runs can be expected in the powerplay of the first innings 

✅ 1 wicket can be expected in the powerplay of the first innings 

✅ Total first innings score can be over 250 runs if Scotland bats first 

✅ Total first innings score can be under 230 runs if Namibia bats first

Predictions –

✅ Scotland to win the match

✅ Player of the Match – Calum MacLeod 

✅ Highest wicket-taker – Chris Sole 

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Players to watch out for –

Calum MacLeod has played 26 games in the World Cup League Two so far and has performed brilliantly in this format of the game. Scotland’s batter has scored 1051 runs in 26 ODIs at an average of 42.04 with the highest score of 133.

Our Prediction – Calum MacLeod to score over 60 runs in the first match.

Gerhard Erasmus has been in tremendous form in this World Cup League Two. In 24 matches he has amassed 997 runs at an average of 45.32 with the highest score of 73 runs.

Our Prediction – Gerhard Erasmus to score over 70 runs in the first match. 

Craig Williams will score over 40 runs in the first ODI.

Ruben Trumpelmann has been performing brilliantly for his team and we expect him to take over 3 wickets in the upcoming fixture.

Richie Berrington can score over 50 runs to give Scotland a solid start in the match.

Hamza Tahir is the player Namibia should watch out for as he can do some serious damage with the ball.

Pitch Report – 

The pitch at the Wanderers Cricket Ground in Windhoek has favored the batters in the last couple of matches. Meanwhile, the pacers are also expected to get some movement with the new ball in hand.

Batting first should be the preferred option, with the average first-innings score in the last two games played at the venue being 260 runs.

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