operator_page1We didn’t have a Namibia win over Sri Lanka on our Twenty20 World Cup bingo card, but a sensational all-round performance meant the Chevrons registered only their second win over a test-playing nation - the other being a win over Ireland. Can they go back to back? Check out our Namibia vs Netherlands betting tips below to see our take.
The action gets underway from 9.30 am IST on Tuesday 18th October at the GMHBA Stadium in Geelong. Our match preview below earmarks some exciting bets, looks into the team news, live cricket satta rates, and makes some predictions ahead of all the action.
The surprising nature of the Namibian win over Sri Lanka should not detract from the impressive nature of the Netherlands’ win over the UAE on Sunday, too. Our Namibia vs Netherlands betting tips have been tough to compile - the winner should all-but-guarantee qualification into the Super 12s.
We are just about siding with Namibia - in David Wiese and Jan Frylinck, they appear to have some genuine match-winners and a win over Asia Cup champions Sri Lanka goes a long way to confirming their favouritism over a young and inexperienced Dutch side.
You can bet on Namibia to win at odds of 1.5 here at Pure Win, while the Netherlands are available at odds of 2.54.
If you cannot separate the two and are after bigger odds, check out some individual player bets - we think David Wiese could be a good bet to top score for Namibia. The all-rounder was in sparkling form at the World Cup last year - hitting 227 runs at an average of 45.40. His highlight knock came against the Netherlands - he hit 66 runs from 40 balls in a man-of-the-match display, and we wouldn’t bet against him doing it again.
After a Dutch-based bet? You could check out Bas de Leede to do the business with the ball! He bagged three wickets in the win for the Netherlands over the UAE, all in the same over in what was a stunning, momentum-swinging spell. He is 5.8 to repeat the trick!
Remember, we will provide cricket predictions on every single game throughout the Twenty20 World Cup!
Joy was unconfined for the Namibian camp in the aftermath of their shock win over the Lions. Man of the match Jan Frylinck, who hit 44 runs from 28 balls and bagged 2//26 from four overs, was overwhelmed in the post-match interviews.
He told television crews in the aftermath: “I'm a little bit speechless at the moment. What we've just achieved is above what we thought we could do and I'm very just excited at this point in time.
Not only was it only their second win over a Test-playing nation, it was also their biggest win in terms of margin against any side from the top 20 in the world rankings, usurping previous victories over Botswana, Kenya, and Uganda.
Stephan Baard, David Wiese, Gerhard Erasmus (capt), Nicol Loftie-Eaton, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Zane Green (wk), Divan la Cock, Michael van Lingen, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo
A crucial win over the UAE means the Netherlands are bang in the mix to make it to the Super 12s. They could have done with the margin of victory being greater for net run rate purposes, but after being 74/6 in pursuit of a lowly 108, they can be happy with their position in the group.
They will need to show greater resolve against more established international bowlers in the Namibian line-up. From an injury perspective, they got through unscathed and are likely to remain unchanged for this clash.
Max O'Dowd, Vikram Singh, Bas de Leede, Tom Cooper, Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards(c)(wk), Roelof van der Merwe. Tim Pringle, Logan van Beek, Fredrick Klaassen, and Paul van Meekeren
Of the four innings at the GMHBA Stadium in Geelong in this tournament so far, only one team has made more than 150 runs. In the aftermath of Namibia's victory, both skippers referenced the two-faced nature of the pitch - could it prove to be another tricky surface for the batters on Tuesday?
We think Namibia could be a good bet, even if they are relatively short in the market. We are backing them to build on their historic win over Sri Lanka!