Ever since the ICC awarded Namibia a full Twenty20 international status in 2018, this African side has risen in the ranks. Their performances against other associate nations bettered over time and they qualified for the 2021 T20 World Cup by finishing 4th in the 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament.

After losing to Sri Lanka in their opening match of the qualifiers, Namibia scripted a fairy-tale story by claiming back-to-back wins over Netherlands and Irelands to enter the main draw. Their win over the Dutch side was their first-ever in a World Cup setting.

It was for the first time that they were competing in the T20 World Cup and they made it to the Super 12 against Namibia World Cup odds.

Quite possibly the weakest team on paper entering the Super 12 stage, Namibia would want to prove to the world that they’re no mere pushovers. Big-hitting allrounder David Weise holds the cards for Namibia to excel as he was instrumental in securing a Super 12 spot for them.

Namibia T20 World Cup odds will improve if the former South African international continues his red hot form with the bat and ball.

Namibia T20 World Cup odds

Namibia World Cup odds are the least favourable among all participating teams at 1001.00 on Betway.

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David Weise: A genuine allrounder and a seasoned T20 professional, Wiese is that kind of player that is most sought after in a T20 team. His 7 sixes in the qualifying stage was the most among any batsman. His strike rate with the bat at 163 and economy rate with the ball at 6.3 is massively impressive. His two back-to-back Man of the Match performances prove that he’s Namibia’s biggest asset and the biggest threat to the opposition. If you nullify Weise, Namibia World Cup odds dwindle further.

Craig Williams: If there’s any player that brings the power game into play for Namibia at the top of the order it is Craig Williams. He can clear the boundary and provide the impetus in the innings early on. He’s in good form too having scored 314 runs in 2021 including 4 fifties. If he can get good starts for the side, Namibia T20 World Cup odds may just get better going ahead in the Super 12.

Namibia Squad & Schedule 

Gerhard Erasmus (C), David Weise, JJ Smit, Karl Birkenstock, Stephen Baard, Craig Williams, Pikky Ya France, Jan Frylinck, Zane Green, Michau du Preez, Ben Shikongo, Bernard Scholtz, Michael van Lingen, Ruben Trumpelmann, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton

Namibia – Qualifying Group A

18 Oct – lost to Sri Lanka by 7 wickets

20 Oct – beat Netherlands by 6 wickets

22 Oct – beat Ireland by 8 wickets

Super 12, Group 2

27 Oct – vs. Scotland

31 Oct – vs. Afghanistan

2 Nov – vs. Pakistan

5 Nov – vs New Zealand

8 Nov – vs India

Prediction for Namibia at T20 World Cup 2021

Don’t be surprised if Namibia punches above its weight and springs a surprise in the Group 2. We expect them to go for glory against Scotland and Afghanistan and fight hard against the bigger teams like India, Pakistan and New Zealand. Namibia T20 World Cup odds may not reflect well on them but we predict a solitary win in Group 2, which will be a commendable performance.

Namibia’s history at Previous T20 World Cups

2007 – Did not appear

2009 – Did not appear

2010 – Did not appear

2012 – Did not appear

2014 – Did not appear

2016 – Did not appear

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