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NZ vs NAM Dream 11 Predictions: Know about history, pitch, best players, and more

New Zealand will be locking horns with Namibia on Friday at Sharjah Cricket Association at 3:30 PM.

New Delhi: New Zealand (NZ) will be locking horns against Namibia (NAM) in the 36th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 on Friday. The encounter will take place at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium at 3:30 PM. The match will be telecasted live on Star Sports Network. This is the first time the two teams from Super 12 Group 2 will be facing each other in this format.

Currently, New Zealand is standing in the third position in the points table by winning 2 out of 3 games. In the last match, New Zealand won against Scotland by the margin of 16 runs. On batting first, New Zealand scored 172 runs, however, Scotland score 156 in 20 overs. The match was played in the Dubai International Cricket Stadium where New Zealand’s Martin Guptill scored 93 runs off 56 deliveries and Glenn Phillips scored 33 runs. 

New Zealand

On the contrary, Namibia is at the fifth position by winning 1 out of 3 games. They last played against Pakistan, where the latter won by 45 runs. Pakistan scored 189 runs at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, where Namibia scored only 144. David Wiese scored unbeatable 43 runs whereas Craig Williams put 40 runs on board. 

New Zealand v/s Namibia, Match 6, Super 12 Group 2

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah

Match Date & Time: November 5 at 3:30 PM (IST) and at 2:00 PM (Local Time)

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network

Pitch Report:

The surface of Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium is a balanced one with a regular amount of help to the batsmen and bowlers. Swing bowlers will get some initial help while spinners will be handy throughout. The team winning the toss should bat first. The average estimated score is 154.

Probable Playing XIs for NZ vs NAM:

 New Zealand

Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (wk), Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult


Stephen Baard, Michael van Lingen, Craig Williams, Gerhard Merwe Erasmus (c), David Wiese, JJ Smit, Zane Green (wk), Jan Nicol Lofie-Eaton, Ruben Trumpelmann, Jan Frylinck, Ben Shikongo

Top Picks for NZ vs NAM Dream11 Match:

Top Picks ­– Batsmen

Martin Guptill: A right-handed opening batsman from New Zealand who has evolved as an emerging player by scoring 93 runs against Scotland. In the total 3 matches, he has scored 130 runs at an average of 443.33.

Gerhard Merwe Erasmus: A right-handed batsmen from the Namibia team. He is a dependable player on the team. In 6 matches he has scored 136 runs at an average of 27.2.

Top Picks – Al-rounders

Mitchell Santner: A left-handed batsman and a left-arm orthodox bowler from New Zealand. In three matches, he has grabbed one wicket at an economy of 5.91. 


David Wiese: A right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler from Namibia. He played well with both the bat and the ball against Pakistan. He gave great deliveries against Mohammad Rizwan and knocked out Babar Azam. He also scored unbeaten 43 runs.

Top Picks – Bowlers

Ish Sodhi: A right-arm leg-break bowler from New Zealand. He is one of the must-picks for your dream team. In 3 matches, he has scalped 6 wickets at an economy of 7.25.

Ruben Trumpelmann: A left-arm fast bowler from Namibia. So far, he has picked 6 wickets at an economy of 7.45.

Top Picks – Wicketkeeper

Devon Conway: A left-handed batsman cum wicketkeeper from New Zealand. He is due to show the true colours of his batting skills. 

In 3 matches, he has scored 30 runs with the highest score of 27.