SC-W vs NAM-W Dream11 : Scotland and Namibia to fight it out for a spot in the final for fifth place as either side vies to end its tournamnet in sublime fashion
When the identity of the eight teams partaking in the ICC Women’s Twenty20 Qualifier was made aware, for Scotland and Namibia, the tournamnet was always going to be a stringent test. Up against some of the most stellar and staunch sides in the women’s cricketing arena, the two outfits were always bound to struggle to make it into the top 4.
It’s a narrative which stayed true to expectations with both of our opponents today floundering in their quest of making it to the semi-finals, seeing both fall down into the battle for spots placed from 5-8 in the showpiece tournamnet. Up against each other today, both will be making an advent into this clash looking to show the world that they are more than just gap fillers with a performance worthy of their participating in this tournament.
Scotland in particular can be proud of the way they have conducted their cricket in the tournamnet. Although they fell to two straight defeats after winning their tournamnet opener with the most recently being a 13 run defeat through the DLS method to Bangladesh, the side put up a determined and gutsy front to make things jittery for their opponents.
Unfortunately on the other hand though, Namibia know they have no such performance in their kitty to emphasise their cricketing acumen and laurels. The African county ended up losing all three of their clashes with the last massive setback being a 6 wicket defeat against Netherlands. Batting first, Namibia’s 92 run target was nowhere close a challenging enough target, one Netherlands needed no invitation to peel down with consummate ease.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Being the second match of the day to be conducted on this wicket, the conditions for the side bowling first are going to be perfect. Bleak and meek scores have been recorded in the first part of the encounter with the ball frisking around and misbehaving for the batters, seeing them entrapped in an ordeal they have found a travesty to traverse past.
The side winning the toss will be looking to field first here and make the most of the bowler conducive conditions.
Probable Playing 11
Kathryn Bryce (C), Sarah Bryce, Becky Glen, Ruth Willis, Priyanaz, Rachel Scholes, Lorna Jack, Hannah Rainey, Katie McGill, Katherine Fraser, Abtaha Maqsood
Adri van der Merwe, Kayleen Green, Yasmeen Khan (C), Irene van Zyl, Sune Wittmann, Arrasta Diergaardt, MP Enright, Dietlind Foerster, Wilka Mwatile, Victoria Hamunyela, Sylvia Shihepo
SC-W vs NAM-W Match Prediction
Namibia have fallen to three successive defeats and today should be the fourth one for them. The side have done little to exude confidence, putting on no performance of worth in either the batting or bowling facet to be made light work of in all their outings.
Scotland’s batting is way too superior to their opponents and the runs they scour past will prove to be cumbersome of Namibia, leading to their eventual demise in this clash.
ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier
Match: Scotland Women vs Namibia Women
Date And Time: 5th September, Thursday- 6:30pm IST
Venue: Arbroath Sports Club, Arbroath
- Kathryn Bryce, Sarah Bryce, Becky Glen, Katie McGill
- Adri van der Merwe, Kayleen Green, Sune Wittmann, MP Enright
Top 4 Batting Order
- Kathryn Bryce, Sarah Bryce, Becky Glen, Ruth Willis
- Adri van der Merwe, Kayleen Green, Yasmeen Khan, Irene van Zyl
- Kathryn Bryce, Sarah Bryce
- Adri van der Merwe, Yasmeen Khan
Death Overs Bowlers
- Katie McGill, Katherine Fraser
- Kayleen Green, Sune Wittmann
SC-W vs NAM-W Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Scotland’s wicket-keeper and opener Sarah Bryce needed no introduction for us. She’s been a solid player for the side across the last one year, someone imbibed with the ability to not only hit the ball cleanly but reverberate the same astute performances consistently. She’s yet to get a big score in this tournament but Namibia’s bowling will be just what she was yearning for, allowing her to open her arms with will.
SC-W vs NAM-W Dream11 Batswomen
With 29 runs in 34 balls in the side’s previous clash, Namibia’s opener, Adri van der Merwe emerged as the focal point of her side’s innings, a player around whom the rest of the bats revolved around as she held fort from one end.
We are picking out Becky Glen from Scotland who was unlucky to be run-out the last time around with her being someone who can always amass a bagful of runs. Number three bat Lorna Jack comes in as well from the side as we look to select a majority of top-order bats from the side for this clash.
SC-W vs NAM-W Dream11 All-Rounders
She’s been her side’s most consistent and dependable performer across the tournamnet and it was only fair of us to pick out Scotland’s Kathryn Bryce as the first player in our side. The perfect all-rounder, the opener scored 21 runs the last time around along with snaring 2 wickets, putting in yet another flawless showing for her side.
From Namibia we are picking out their opener and new ball bowler, Sune Wittmann for this one given the elevated role she occupies in both the batting and bowling segment.
SC-W vs NAM-W Dream11 Bowling Order
With both these sides coming into the clash with paper thin batting units, one whose shambolic displays have left them picking up the pieces across the tournamnet, we have decided to venture in with 5 bowlers. Whilst Namibia have been an apathy with the bat, their ability to cascade wickets at regular intervals can’t be ignored, seeing us get in an entire trivalent from the side.
With two wickets in the last match, Wilka Mwatile is the first name we are indulging in along with the deadly duo of Irene van Zyl and Sylvia Shihepo. Meanwhile from Scotland we have opted for Abtaha Maqsood after her legspin proved to be treacherous for Bangladesh, seeing her register astute figures of 2-20. Katherine Fraser partners her for today’s match.
SC-W vs NAM-W Dream11 Captain And Vice-Captain
Kathryn Bryce is made our side’s captain while Sarah Bryce comes in as our vice-captain for today.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.