Sharjah: The last group match for Namibia and Ireland became the final, while the winner of Friday’s match, Side, will get a ticket to the Super 12 round.
The last two matches of the preliminary round of the ICC T20 World Cup will be played on Friday. In Group A, Sri Lanka have already booked a place in the Super 12 round with two wins, while Namibia and Ireland are in second place. Tough competition is expected to fill the gap, both teams lost to Sri Lanka while both have beaten the Netherlands, now they are about to shake hands.
To move forward, the Irish side will have to perform better, especially in the field of batting, although they did not have to work hard against the Dutch side in their opening match, but everyone failed miserably in the match against the Islanders, 70 runs. In this defeat, only Andrew Balbrin was able to put up some resistance with 41 runs.
As far as the bowling department is concerned, pacers Curtis Kemper, Joshua Little and Mark Adair have done well and are expected to have victorious performances against Namibia.
On the other hand, Namibia, who were bowled out for 96 in the match against Sri Lanka, had scored 165 runs 2 overs before the match against the Dutch side, which lifted their spirits and was enough to make it to the next round. Hope so
Sri Lanka, meanwhile, are unbeaten and want to advance to the Super 12, their last group match against the Netherlands, who are still hoping for a victory. Jade is hopeful of a success and has dreamed of setting up Sri Lanka.