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PAK vs NAM LIVE: Babar Azam wins toss, Pakistan bat first


PAK vs NAM LIVE Score: Babar Azam wins toss, Pakistan bat first against Namibia- Follow LIVE Updates 
PAK vs NAM LIVE Score: Babar Azam wins toss, Pakistan bat first against Namibia- Follow LIVE Updates 

PAK vs NAM LIVE Score: Pakistan bat first- Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and opted to bat first to test the batting against Namibia in Abu Dhabi. A win will help Pakistan seal the semifinal berth after win against India, New Zealand and Afghanistan. For Namibia, they are out of T20 World Cup but will aim to offer good competition. Follow Insidesport.in for T20 World Cup live updates.

Babar Azam said the Namibia match will help them test their batting. “We are going to bat first. We are trying to test our batters. The pitch looks very good, it has something for the batters and the bowlers. We will put runs on the board and put pressure on them. We are going with the same team. It is our first game here and will look to carry the same momentum, also have asked the boys not to be complacent,” he said.

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PAK vs NAM LIVE Score: Babar Azam wins toss, Pakistan bat first against Namibia- Follow LIVE Updates 

@19:25 – Time for the National Anthems of both sides

As for Playing XI, Pakistan went with an unchanged XI. In fact, they have remain unchanged for fourth straight game.

Pakistan Playing XI: Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi

Namibia Playing XI: Stephan Baard, Michael van Lingen, Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus(c), Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Zane Green(w), David Wiese, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Ruben Trumpelmann, Ben Shikongo

Pakistan have all but sealed their place in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup with three wins in three games so far. With games against Namibia and Scotland left, Babar Azam are destined for the knockouts as they look to seal a first T20 World Cup title since 2009. The Men in Green should not have much problem dealing with Namibia but will hope to give their middle-order much-needed exposure while continuing their winning momentum.

Namibia meanwhile have been a surprise package in the T20 World Cup so far and will hope to soak in all the experience from their outing in the Super 12s. Having defeated Scotland in their opening game, the African nation suffered defeat at the hands of Afghanistan, while the assignments will get tougher with games against Pakistan, New Zealand and India left. 

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Pakistan vs Namibia pitch report and weather forecast

The pitch at Abu Dhabi has been on the slower side, with a significant advantage to the team batting second. Afghanistan have prior experience of playing on the surface, clinching a 62-run win over Namibia on Sunday. Scores in the region of 120 have been the norm at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, with only Afghanistan reaching 160 batting first. 

Toss will once again be a crucial factor, with the teams chasing winning three of the four Super 12 games played at the venue. The weather forecast predicts the temperatures to range in the 26 to 33 degree Celsius range, with humid conditions expected. Dew will be a factor and the captain winning the toss is likely to bowl first.

Pakistan vs Namibia predicted XI

Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

Namibia: Stephan Baard, Zane Green (wk), Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus (c), David Wiese, JJ Smit, Michael van Lingen, Jan Frylinck, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz

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PAK vs NAM LIVE streaming

Star Sports Network is the official broadcaster for T20 WC 2021 in India and other sub-continent regions. The Star Sports broadcasting network will live telecast all action of the upcoming event starting October 17. The PAK vs NAM live streaming will also be available on digital platforms courtesy Disney+Hotstar App in India and other sub-continent regions.





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