Here is our Match Prediction and Tips for Namibia vs USA ICC Cricket World Cup League Two.
Namibia and USA will take on each other for the 3rd ODI match of September on 14th September at Amini Park, Port Moresby.
Namibia is at the 5th spot of the World Cup League Two points table with 9 wins in 18 matches. Meanwhile, USA is at the 3rd spot of the points table with 13 wins in 30 matches. This will be the third clash between both the teams in the World Cup League Two.
Namibia last played an ODI match against Nepal on 16th July. They won the toss and opted to bat first. Gerhard Erasmus was the highest run-scorer for Namibia. He scored 53 runs off 70 balls. David Wiese made a cameo of 34 runs in 50 balls in the first innings. Namibia posted a target of 200 runs for Nepal to chase after getting bowled out in 49.2 overs.
In the second innings, Nepal’s top order batsmen failed to perform against Scotland bowlers. They were down by 3 wickets in 13 overs and made just 46 runs out of it. Bernard Scholtz picked an amazing fifer and gave out just 22 runs in 9.5 overs. Jan Frylinck took 3 wickets in the second innings and bowled out Nepal at 136 runs.
USA played their last ODI match against Papua New Guinea in the World Cup League Two. USA elected to bowl first after winning the toss. Bowlers of the USA started the game by giving out too many runs. Steven Taylor picked 3 wickets in 10 overs with an economy of 3.4. Papua New Guinea piled up a total of 211 runs in 50 overs.
In the second innings, USA’s batting line-up was a bit lousy. They were just giving out their wickets to the opponent after making an opening partnership of 71 runs by Steven Taylor and Saiteja Mukkamalla which might have helped US win the match but fell short of 26 runs as they were bowled in 185 runs.
Namibia vs USA World Cup League Two ODI Match Details –
Venue: Amini Park, Port Moresby.
Date and Time: 15th September, Thursday at 5:30 AM IST
Namibia vs USA World Cup League Two ODI Match Prediction and Tips
✅ 40 runs can be expected in the powerplay of the first innings
✅ 3 wickets can be expected in the powerplay of the first innings
✅ Total first innings score can be over 250 runs if Namibia bats first
✅ Total first innings score can be under 230 runs if USA bats first
✅ Namibia to win the match
✅ Player of the Match – Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton
✅ Highest wicket-taker – Jan Frylinck
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Players to watch out for –
Saurabh Netravalkar has played 29 games in the World Cup League Two so far and has bowled amazingly well in this tournament. USA’s lead bowler has picked 49 wickets in 29 ODIs at an average of 21.22 with the best bowling figure of 5/32.
Our Prediction – Saurabh Netravalkar to take over 3 wickets in the upcoming match.
Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton has been in tremendous form in this World Cup League Two. In 7 matches he has amassed 246 runs at an average of 32.67 with the highest score of 73 runs. In the previous match he played a crucial knock of 50 runs under pressure.
Our Prediction – Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton to score over 45 runs in the upcoming match.
Steven Taylor will score over 40 runs in the next ODI.
Gerhard Erasmus has been performing brilliantly with bat and ball both for his team and we expect him to take over 2 wickets and score over 25 runs in the upcoming fixture.
Divan La Cock can score over 40 runs to give Namibia a solid start in the match.
Pitch Report –
The Amini Park delivers a neutral wicket where both the departments are expected to collect a decent amount of benefit from the surface. Spinners will play a good role in the middle of overs.
The temperature is expected to hover around 27°C on the matchday with 74% humidity and 11 km/hr wind speed. There are no chances of precipitation during the game.