New Zealand vs Namibia – ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Betting Tips

New Zealand will face Namibia in match 36 of the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 World Cup 2021 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday. 

For the Black Caps, the match is another must-win one to keep their destiny in their own hands in the race for securing a spot in the semifinals. 

As things stand, Kiwis currently have four points after three matches played and would need to win their remaining two matches. 

On the other hand, for Namibia, the game will be yet another opportunity to showcase their talent at the global stage against one of the big boys. 

The contest will be a historic one regardless of the results as it will be the first time when both teams will face off in the history of T20 cricket. 

New Zealand Form and Team News: 

After registering back-to-back wins in the previous two matches, New Zealand will enter the contest against Namibia in high confidence and they are unlikely to make any significant changes in the starting XI. 

However, the management will be slightly concerned with the team’s overall performance in their previous outing against Scotland where they managed to register a win by just 16 runs. 

The coaching staff will be hoping to see the players put a much better display in the remaining matches which would help the Black Caps in securing a spot in the next round.

In the batting department, Kiwis will be heavily relying on their captain Kane Williamson, veteran in-form opener Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, wicketkeeper-batter Devon Conway and hard-hitting Glenn Phillips to score bulk of the runs and put the opposition under pressure. 

On the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Adam Milne along with the spin duo of Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner to dismantle the opposition’s batting lineup. 

Namibia Form and Team News

Despite suffering another defeat in their previous outing against Pakistan, Namibia will come into the contest against New Zealand feeling good about themselves. 

The reason is not that they’ve enough points to be in the race for the semi-finals but they’ve been termed as one of the success story of the competition where not only they qualified for the main round for the first time but also registered their first-ever victory in the competition as well. 

In the batting department, Namibia will be relying on the likes of captain Gerhard Erasmus, openers Stephan Baard, Michael van Lingen, Craig Williams and all-rounders David Wiese, JJ Smit to score bulk of the runs and give the bowlers something to bowl with. 

On the bowling front, the onus will be on the pacers Ruben Trumpelmann, Jan Frylinck, Smit, Wiese along with the leg-spinner Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton to claim timely wickets and restrict the opposition. 

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, New Zealand will be favorites to win the 36th game of the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup to be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. For this 36th T20 World Cup game, New Zealand are placed at 1.02 odds, while Namibia placed at 10.50 odds.

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Our Tipster Angle

On paper and according to the current form, New Zealand have a far superior squad compared to Namibia who are still enjoying their journey in the competition. 

Therefore, the prediction is for Kane Williamson-led unit to secure their third win of the competition. 

Tip 1- Martin Guptill to continue his excellent form for New Zealand

Veteran opener has shown decent form for New Zealand so far in this year’s T20 World Cup. In the previous game, Guptill played exceedingly and scored 93 runs against Namibia. With 130 runs at a strike rate of 139.78, Guptill is currently New Zealand’s leading run-scorer in the competition. So we can expect opener Martin Guptill to score 20 runs or more against [email protected]

Tip 2- David Wiese to continue his decent form with the bat 

All-rounder David Wiese has been a bankable performer for Namibia in this T20 World Cup. In the previous match, David Wiese played well and scored 43 not out against Pakistan. With 185 runs at a strike rate of 136.02, Wiese is currently Namibia leading runs-scorer in the competition. Given his splendid form so far, we can expect all-rounder David Wiese to score 15 runs or more against New [email protected]


Expect New Zealand to register a comfortable win over Namibia at Sharjah.

  1. Opener Martin Guptill to score 20 runs or more against Namibia- New [email protected]
  2. All-rounder David Wiese to score 15 runs or more against New Zealand- [email protected]

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