15 August 2019
Cricket Namibia will be hosting a 4-match T20 Internationals series against Botswana Cricket Association that will be held in Windhoek.
This is very exciting as it will be the first-ever T20 Internationals played on Namibian soil. The T20I fixtures are scheduled to take place on 19 August-23 August 2019 at the Trustco United Sports Ground.
The Eagles are pleased to welcome BCA after their last encounter in Uganda whereby Namibia beat Botswana by 10 wickets with 97 balls left. The two teams will however also play two friendly 50 Over games on Sunday, 18 August and on Saturday, 24 August at 09:30 a.m.
The Head Coach of the National Men’s team, Pierre De Bruyn is excited to play their first T20 Internationals on home soil against Botswana. “From a team’s perspective, it gives us an opportunity to get our combinations right with our T20 Global competition in October, to get players in certain roles, and most importantly its four T20 games so its preparations and match time for the guys who haven’t played a lot of cricket since May in Uganda. This is a great opportunity for the guys to get match time and to keep on measuring ourselves against other teams.
We have worked hard in the nets and training but there is nothing better than match time for the guys. There is strong competition in the squad and guys are fighting for places in the team which is very healthy for us and it will give us some good information next week as coaches and selectors on what that final squad of 15 will look like going to Dubai in October”.
All four matches will be official T20I games with ranking points on offer for T20I team rankings.
|19th August 2019||Trustco United Field||14:00||1st T20I|
|20th August 2019||Trustco United Field||14:00||2nd T20I|
|22nd August 2019||Trustco United Field||14:00||3rd T20I|
|23rd August 2019||Trustco United Field||10:00||4th T20I|
Photo Credit: The Namibian Newspaper
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