The third and the final T20I between Namibia and Germany will be played on July 3 at Bayer Uerdingen Cricket Ground in Krefeld, Germany. Namibia lead the three-match series 2-0.
In the second T20I, Namibia beat Germany by 150 runs after scoring 221/3 in 20 overs. In reply, Germany were reduced to 71/7 in 20 overs. Christina Gough top scored with 15 runs for the hosts while Sune Wittmann starred with the bat for visitors with 80 runs. With the ball, it was Irene van Zyl who struck with 20/2 for Namibia, while for Germany, Antonia Meyenborg and Shravya Kolcharam claimed one wicket each.
Head to Head
Namibia and Germany have played two T20Is against each other and Namibia have won both the matches.
Germany: Anuradha Doddaballapur (captain), Janet Ronalds, Karthika Vijayaraghavan (wicket-keeper), Peris Wadenpohl, Sharmaine Mannan, Milena Beresford, Suzanne Renee, Antonia Meyenborg, Asmita Kohli, Sabeena Noor, Stephanie Frohnmayer, Christina Gough, Sharaanya Sadarangani (wicket-keeper), Shravya Kolcharam
Namibia: Irene van Zyl (captain), Jurriene Diergaardt, Dietlind Foerster (wicket-keeper), Merczerly Gorases, Kayleen Green, Victoria Hamunyela, Yasmeen Khan (wicket-keeper), Mekelaye Mwatile, Wilka Mwatile, Sylvia Shihepo, Adri van der Merwe, Edelle van Zyl, Sune Wittmann
Players to watch
The Namibian all-rounder had a good outing with both bat and ball in the second T20I against Germany. The right-handed batter opened the batting and muscled 80 runs off just 33 balls, including 10 boundaries and five sixes. With the ball, she claimed 6/1 in four overs, bowling right arm medium pace.
Irene van Zyl:
The right arm speedster from Namibia was the most successful bowler in the second T20I against Germany. She scalped 20/2 in four overs. She opened the bowling and bowled well with the new ball.
She was one of the two wicket-takers for Germany in the second T20I against Namibia. She picked up 31/1 in three overs and bowled in the middle phase of the innings. She is a right arm medium pace bowler.
The right-handed opening batter of Germany top scored with 15 runs off 18 balls, including one boundary and a six against Namibia in the second T20I. She looked to lay a solid foundation but kept losing partners at regular intervals and also perished against the run of play
The last match that was played here saw close to 300 runs being scored and 10 wickets fell in the process. The team batting first won the match after posting 221 runs in 20 overs. The wicket is expected to be batting-friendly.
The weather is expected to see partial sunshine. The temperature can go up to 24 degrees Celsius. As per the forecast, there is 25 percent chance of rain and 34 percent cloud cover. The wind will blow from the west-northwest.
Fantasy playing XI
Yasmeen Khan, Adri van der Merwe, Janet Ronalds, Stephanie Frohnmayer, Anuradha Doddaballapur, Christina Gough, Shravya Kolcharam, Sune Wittmann, Victoria Hamunyela, Sylvia Shihepo, Irene van Zyl
Date: July 3, 2022
Time: 7 PM IST
Venue: Bayer Uerdingen Cricket Ground, Krefeld, Germany
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