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Fantasy Preview: Australia vs Namibia, Match 24, T20 World Cup 2024 | ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, 2024

Here are a few tips that could help you create your fantasy XI for Match 24 of the T20 World Cup 2024 between Australia and Namibia

All stats till Match 21

Recent form (recent first)

Australia – W W W W W 

Namibia – L W W W L

Head to Head

This is the first time Australia will be playing a T20I against Namibia.

Venue details and weather forecast

Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua

The iconic venue in Antigua has hosted just one match in ICC T20 World Cup 2024 which saw Scotland hammer Oman on June 9, 2024 (Sunday). Scotland chased down the target of 151 in just 13.1 overs, marking the fastest 150-run chase in T20WC history. There will be expectations of another run fest between Australia and Namibia on Wednesday. 

The weather will mostly cloudy with 31 degrees’ temperature with a humidity level around 68%. 

Average first innings score: 138/8 (14 T20Is have been played thus far)

Bat first / Bat second split: Teams batting first have won nine of the 14 games 

Pace and spin split: Average 18.2 vs 20.8, Economy 6.6 vs 6.7, Percentage of wickets 63.1% vs 36.9%

Players to watch out for

Travis Head: The destructive Australian opener gave Australia a flying start against England scoring 34(18) but could not capitalize the start to a big score. He is due for a big knock and will be expected to fire against the Namibian bowlers. He has been in great T20 form since 2023 scoring at a strike rate of 166 with a balls for boundary rate of 3.4 which is the best for any T20 batter (200+ balls) since 2023. 

David Warner: The Veteran Aussie opener has shown both templates of T20 batting by playing an anchor innings of 56(51) against Oman and an aggressive knock of 39(16) against England. He has scored 300 runs in just six T20Is in 2024 and has been striking well at a 157 SR.

Gerhald Erasmus: The Namibia captain has had a good run in T20WC so far. He has been economical with the ball picking up 2/20 against Oman and 2/29 against Scotland. He also scored a fifty (52 of 31) against Scotland in the previous game. He has had a good 2024 both with bat and ball as he has scored 210 runs with three fifties and picked 12 wickets in seven T20Is he has played this year.

Key battles 

Australia top order vs Namibia Pacers

The Australian top order of Travis Head, David Warner, and Mitchell Marsh will have a bunch of talented Namibia fast bowlers to face in Ruben Trumpelmann, David Wise and Tangeni Lungameni. Trumpelmann, in particular, has taken five wickets in the first over in eight T20WC games and will aim to put Australia in the back foot by dismissing Travis Head and David Warner early. David Wiese, who will be sharing the new ball with Trumpelmann, will also be aiming to take the Aussie top order off early.

Cricket.com’s suggested Fantasy XI

Probable playing XI

Australia – David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh (c), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

Namibia –  Jean-Pierra Kotze, Nikolaas Davin, Jan Frylinck, Gerhard Erasmus (c), Malan Kruger, JJ Smit, David Wiese, Zane Green (wk), Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz, Tangeni Lungameni

Streaming and Telecast details

The match will begin at 6 AM IST on 12th June 2024 and will be streamed and telecasted on Disney+ Hotstar and Star Sports.

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