T20 World Cup 2021: Afghanistan vs Namibia Highlights | AFG Won by 62 Runs

Afghanistan vs Namibia Highlights T20 WC 2021 Highlights
Afghanistan vs Namibia Highlights T20 WC 2021 Highlights

T20 World Cup 2021 Afghanistan vs Namibia Highlights: Both Afghanistan and Namibia lock their horns to play their third match of the ICC T20 WC 2021 super 12 matches.

The winner of the match will get the advanced position in the T20 World Cup 2021 points table.

TournamentICC T20 World Cup 2021
IPL Match No27
MatchAFG vs NAM
TeamsAfghanistan vs Namibia
DateOctober 31, 2021
Time3:30 PM; 10:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL
Afghanistan won the toss and opt to bat
VenueSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Playing 11List Give Below


T20 WC 2021 Afghanistan vs Namibia Scoreboard

160-5 (20 Ov)
98-9 (20 Ov)


Afghanistan Scorecard

Hazratullah Zazaic Michael van Lingen b Smit332742122.22
Mohammad Shahzad (wk)c Scholtz b Ruben Trumpelmann453332136.36
Gurbazlbw b Loftie-Eaton480050
Asghar Afghanc Michael van Lingen b Ruben Trumpelmann312331134.78
Najibullahlbw b Loftie-Eaton7111063.64
Nabi (c)not out321751188.24
Gulbadinnot out1100100


Namibia Scorecard

Craig Williamsc (sub)Usman Ghani b Naveen-ul-Haq130033.33
Michael van Lingenc Hamid b Naveen-ul-Haq11801137.5
Jan Nicol Loftie-Eatonb Gulbadin14160187.5
Gerhard Erasmus (c)b Hamid12141085.71
Zane Green (wk)b Rashid Khan170014.29
David Wieseb Hamid26302086.67
JJ Smitc Mohammad Shahzad b Hamid03000
Jan Frylinckc Nabi b Naveen-ul-Haq6140042.86
Pikky Ya Francec and b Gulbadin350060
Ruben Trumpelmannnot out12920133.33
Bernard Scholtznot out6110054.55


Captains View

Mohammad Nabi

We’ll bat first. The wicket looks really goot to bat on. Feeling really good after the performance in the last game. A lot of plus points, the boys played really well. Asghar’s service in the last 16 years has been great. He has promoted a lot of cricket for Afghanistan. Mujeeb is unfit and Hamid Hassan will be playing.

Gerhard Erasmus

A great opportunity for our bowlers to put them under pressure. Looks like a good wicket with wind blowing across. It won’t be easy to set a target. We have planned the same as we planned against Sri Lanka.

We are not playing the bowler, we are only playing the ball. We are not going to spend energy on the opposition and are instead going to focus on our strengths. No team changes.

Afghanistan vs Namibia Playing 11


Hazratullah ZazaiCraig Williams
Mohammad Shahzad(w)
Michael van Lingen
Rahmanullah GurbazZane Green(w)
Najibullah Zadran
Gerhard Erasmus(c)
Asghar AfghanDavid Wiese
Mohammad Nabi(c)JJ Smit
Gulbadin NaibJan Frylinck
Rashid KhanPikky Ya France
Karim Janat
Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton
Hamid Hassan
Ruben Trumpelmann
Naveen-ul-HaqBernard Scholtz


T20 WC 2021 Afghanistan vs Namibia Highlights

Afghanistan Batting

Hazratullah Zazai and Mohammad Shahzad gets into the crease to lead Afghanistan while Ruben Trumpelmann opens the bowling attack.

Zazai starts the innings with a boundary of the very second delivery. The duo scored 50 runs for no wickets loss at the end of the powerplay. Smit in the followed-over breaks the partnership by dismissing Hazratullah for 33 runs.

At the end of the 10 overs, Afghanistan scored 69 runs for 2 wickets loss. Namibia bowlers struggle to restrict the Afghan batsmen from scoring runs.

With Afghan skipper Nabi’s impressive 32 runs off 17 balls leads Afghanistan to score 160 runs for 5 wickets loss at the end of the 20 overs.

Namibia Batting

Craig Williams and Michael van Lingen gets into the crease to lead Namibia while Naveen-ul-Haq opens the bowling attack.

Naveen-ul-Haq in the very first over dismissed Craig Williams for 1 run and draws the first blood. Naveen-ul-Haq in his second ver dismissed Michael van Lingen and loads pressure over the Namibia batting unit.

Gulbadin in the last over of the powerplay dismissed Loftie-Eaton for 14 runs and adds three wickets count for the Namibia scoreboard. At the end of the powerplay, Namibia scored 29 runs for 3 wickets loss.

Namibia’s Powerplay scores

  • 30/2 vs SL
  • 41/1 vs NET
  • 27/1 vs IRE
  • 29/1 vs SCO
  • 29/3 vs AFG

Rashid Khan in his very first over of the innings dismissed Zane Green for 1 run and loads pressure over the Namibia batting unit. David Wiese struggles to make a partnership as Afghan bowlers blow Namibia’s lower-order batsmen.

At the end of the 20 overs, Namibia scored 98 runs for 9 wickets loss and loses the match.

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Player of the Match 


[He wants to dedicate it to Asghar Afghan and presents him the trophy] This was the first time I used the new-ball, so I had a look at the wicket and thought variations would be the key.

It’s special to play in front of fans and I want to thank them for supporting us. He is the best captain Afghanistan has ever produced (on Asghar), he has done a lot for our cricket, his name will be etched in the annals of our history and he’ll be missed a lot by all of us.