Rain stops play again, Namibia cruising

Rain stops play again, Namibia cruising

Rain has started again at Belfast, Nortern Ireland, and the players are coming off the pitch. Namibia has raced to 54 for 1 after seven overs with Stephen Baard smashing 38 from 25 balls.

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The match between Nepal and Namibia has begun after a lengthy delay due to rain.

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Nepal will bowl first after winning the toss and deciding to bowl first against Namibia in their second qualifier match at the Civil Service Cricket Club in Belfast, Nortern Ireland.

The match has been delayed by rain.

Nepal had lost the toss and fielded first in the first match against USA. They went on to win the match by six wickets.

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Nepal play Namibia in their second match of the Twenty20 Qualifier in Ireland. The match will begin at 7 pm Nepal i time.

This will be the first time when Nepal squares off against Namibia in an international T20 match. Previously, there have been two ODI matches between the two sides where both sides have shared a victory each. Nepal ‘s victory had come in the World Cricket League Div 2 tournament in Africa where they defeated Namibia by three wickets in their own land.

Namibia is considered a more consistent side in ODIs than in T20s. They had lost their opening qualifier match against Ireland by seven wickets. Their lead-up to the tournament has also not gone well. They were defeated by Scotland (by 6 wickets) and Canada (by 74) runs in the warm-up matches prior to the qualifier.

This run of poor form and Nepal ‘s ODI victory against the side in their home soil makes Nepal i spinner Shakti Gauchan believe that Nepal has an upper hand in the match against their African rivals.

Nepal are hoping to secure their berth in second consecutive Twenty20 World Cup appearance while Namibia are looking to make their debut in T20 World Cup.

Namibia key players: Nicolaas Scholtz, Bernard Scholtz, Raymon van Schoor and Craig Williams

Nepal key players: Paras Khadka, Gyanendra Malla, Shakti Gauchan and Sompal Kami

Source: ekantipur