Cricket enthusiasts in Namibia are gearing up for an exciting cricket spectacle as the national team prepares to host Zimbabwe in a highly anticipated five-match T20 international series. The action-packed series is set to commence on Tuesday, October 24, and will unfold at the iconic Wanderers Cricket Ground in Windhoek.
Namibia, currently ranked 13th in the ICC Men’s T20I rankings, are brimming with confidence following their impressive performance earlier this year against Uganda, where they secured a resounding 4-0 victory in a four-match T20I leg. The Namibian squad, led by the dynamic Gerhard Erasmus, is nothing short of formidable. Erasmus will shoulder the responsibility of leading the team from the front.
On the other hand, Zimbabwe are eager to bounce back after narrowly missing out on qualification for the ICC World Cup 2023 held in India. Ranked 11th in the T20I rankings, Zimbabwe are renowned for their competitive spirit and resilience.
Craig Ervine will lead the Zimbabwean team and they have familiar names in the squad such as Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Blessing Muzarabani, Ryan Burl and Tendai Chatara, all of whom have showcased their cricketing prowess on numerous occasions.
Namibia vs Zimbabwe 2023, Fixtures:
- First T20I: October 24 at Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek, 05:30 pm IST/ 12:00 pm GMT/ 02:00 pm local
- Second T20I: October 25 at Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek, 05:30 pm IST/ 12:00 pm GMT/ 02:00 pm local
- Third T20I: October 27 at Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek, 05:30 pm IST/ 12:00 pm GMT/ 02:00 pm local
- Fourth T20I: October 29 at Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek, 02:30 pm IST/ 09:00 am GMT/ 11:00 am local
- Fifth T20I: October 30 at Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek, 05:30 pm IST/ 12:00 pm GMT/ 02:00 pm local
Namibia: Malan Kruger, Zane Green (wk), Shaun Fouche, Gerhard Erasmus (c), Jan Frylinck, Michael van Lingen, JJ Smit, Karl Birkenstock, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo, Tangeni Lungameni, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Handre Klazinge, Nikolaas Davin, JP Kotze
Zimbabwe: Craig Ervine (c), Clive Madande (wk), Sean Williams, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Nick Welch, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Wessly Madhevere, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Wellington Masakadza, Nyasha Mayavo, Carl Mumba, Luke Jongwe, Innocent Kaia, Faraz Akram, Brad Evans
TV channels and Live streaming details:
- India: Fan Code
- Namibia: OneAfrica.com
- Bangladesh: T Sports