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Ireland vs Namibia Tips

This is a must-win for both sides but Ireland are heavy favourites. I am going to back Gareth Delany’s form with a score of over 24.5 runs predicted.
  • Ireland vs Namibia Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Ireland Form
  • Ireland Team News
  • Namibia Form
  • Namibia Team News
  • Ireland vs Namibia FAQs

  • Ireland’s Gareth Delany has scored 88* & 44 runs in 2 of his last 3 innings’.
  • Ireland beat Namibia in their only previous match.
  • Namibia is the lowest ranked side at the T20 Cricket World Cup.
  • Namibia’s David Wiese scored 66* runs in his last match.

Head to Head

Ireland won their only previous match against Namibia by 27 runs in 2019.

Ireland Form

Ireland began their T20 Cricket World Cup campaign with a superb seven wicket win over the Netherlands. They were always favoured to advance to the Super 12 along with Sri Lanka.

Other results have however made this a must-win match for Ireland. A Namibia win will put both sides on the same points and it will come down to net run rate.

Last time out Ireland started well in Abu Dhabi against Sri Lanka. Josh Little took 4-23 as Ireland had Sri Lanka at 8-3 early on. However there was a recovery as they went on to post 171 runs.

Ireland’s chase never got going. Andy Balbirnie scored 41 and Curtis Campher 24 runs but there was never any momentum. No other batsman reached double figures as the Irish were bowled out for 101 runs.

Ireland Team News

Ireland’s batting is struggling at the moment. It is hard to see them make any big changes with a  pretty settled lineup though.

Namibia Form

Namibia got hammered by seven wickets in their World Cup opener against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi. They did however bounce back to win a fantastic match against Netherlands last time out.

Netherlands scored 164 runs batting first, a reasonably good total on that wicket. Namibia made a solid start in the chase but it was David Wiese’s 66 off 40 balls that made the difference. He smashed six 6’s and five 4’s as Namibia secured a six wicket victory.

They may be the lowest ranked side but they have already shown plenty of qualities. Should they upset the odds against Ireland and manage to improve their net run rate, a place in the Super 12’s could await.

Namibia Team News

Namibia won’t make changes to the side that performed so admirably against Netherlands. 

Ireland vs Namibia FAQs

Where can I watch Ireland vs Namibia live stream?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch Ireland vs Namibia live stream

What time does Ireland vs Namibia start?

The match will be played in Sharjah at 9:00pm AEST on Friday, October 22.



Gareth Delany is backed to score over 24.5 runs and top score in an Ireland win.

For Namibia, David Wiese has plenty of professional pedigree, as shown in the last match. He is backed to top score for them.

Best Bet: Delany Over 24.5 Runs Over/Under Runs $1.83 at bet365 Australia - 4 Units
Best Ireland Batsman Tip: Gareth Delany Best Ireland Batsman $6.50 at Ladbrokes Australia - 1 Unit
Best Namibia Batsman Tip: David Wiese Best Namibia Batsman $5.00 at Neds - 1 Unit

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