Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Watch live stream Ireland vs Namibia - ICC World T20 qualifier 2012 (preview/squad/score)


Preview
Ireland and Namibia are all set to clash in 1st match of much anticipated ICC World T20 qualifier.
While Kevin O'Brien has been somewhat quiet in an Ireland shirt since his World Cup ambush of England, Ireland have two youngsters leading the way in Paul Stirling and George Dockrell. Two of Stirling's last four innings have been a 65 not out in a T20 against Kenya and 110 not out in a South Africa tour match against an Eastern Province Invitation XI. Ireland's recent strategy in the field shows how much faith they have in the spinner Dockrell, 19, with the captain William Porterfield tossing him the ball to open the bowling and choke runs from the start.

Namibia has the best chance of any of the non-ODI nations to finish in the top three in their group and enter playoff stage. AllrounderLouis van der Westhuizen, 23, has been haunting Kenyan bowlers in particular over the last nine months. He hit 159 not out off 70 balls against them in July, then followed that up in November with 145 off 50 balls, reaching his century in just 35 deliveries. He's consistently one of Namibia's leading wicket-takers as well.

Match Details
3rd Match, Group B: Ireland v Namibia
Date: Mar 13, 2012 
Time: 10:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 11:45 NPT)
Venue: Dubai (GCA2)

Ireland squad
William Porterfield (c), Alex Cusack,George Dockrell, Trent Johnston,Nigel Jones, Ed Joyce'Rory McCann (wk), John Mooney,Kevin O'Brien, Boyd Rankin,Max Sorensen, Paul Stirling,Andrew White ,Gary Wilson (wk)

Namibia squad
Sarel Burger (c), Raymond van Schoor (vc),Gerhard Erasmus ,Hendrik Geldenhuys,Zhivago Groenewald, Louis Klazinga,Ian Opperman, Bernard Scholtz,Nicholaas Scholtz, Gerrie Snyman,Ewald Steenkamp (wk), Louis van der Westhuizen,Christi Viljoen, Craig Williams

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