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Namibia T20 Squad | Namibia Men’s Cricket Team: Namibia Cricket Team in 2024

Namibia’s T20 cricket team has experienced tremendous growth and development in recent years, gradually establishing itself as a formidable force in African cricket. The growth of the team can be traced back to the Namibian Cricket Board (NCB) and its clarity and ambition as shown through their vision for the sport. It is an aspiration that they would like to have a world-class T20 side that will compete at the highest global level. This includes winning matches on the field and inspiring future generations of Namibian cricketers by creating sustainable talent pipelines. Also, consider that when the team plays well it serves as a uniting agent to all people from different backgrounds.

Behind this big idea are specific objectives for lifting Namibian T20 cricket into higher places. At the forefront of these milestones is going up high in the T20 rankings, aiming to get automatic qualification into coming World Cup tournaments. Currently, Namibia qualifies for global events through qualification tournaments which means automatic qualification would be such a big leap forward in their journey so far. Further still, narrowing down their difference with renowned cricket powerhouses is significant since they need to win against top-ranked nations during critical moments repeatedly. This attempt is supplemented by boosting players’ abilities across the board hence guaranteeing every one of them could contribute significantly while both bats and tossing balls in rapid T20 format.

Proofs of this progress include some accomplishments made by Namibia over a few years most noticeably qualifying for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Group Stage among other things. Even though being forced out at the group stage, they played commendable games against strong teams like Netherlands and Ireland thereby garnering admiration for being competitive spirited sides that do not give up easily. Besides, their steady rise on ICC’s ranking table for T 20 competitions adds more weight to it, which demonstrates how far they have grown compared to other international teams of their level.

Namibia T20 Cricket Team

Player Name Speciality Age 
Nikolaas DavinBatter25
Shaun FouchéTop order Batter23
Zane GreenWicketkeeper Batter27
JP KotzeBatter29
Malan KrugerBatter28
Pikky Ya FranceMiddle order Batter33
Gerhard ErasmusAll-rounder28
Jan FrylinckAll-rounder29
Jan Nicol Loftie-EatonBatting All-rounder22
JJ SmitBowling All-rounder28
Michael van LingenBowling All-rounder26
David WieseAll-rounder38
Tangeni LungameniBowler31
Bernard ScholtzBowler33
Ben ShikongoBowler23

Nikolaas Davin

Nikolaas Davin

Nikolaas Davin is a right-handed batsman who plays with an orthodox batting style and can either hold up the end or score quickly. He also bowls leg-breaks, using his guile to trap unwary batters and take important wickets for his side.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches3037
Runs817960
Innings3037
Not Out22
Balls Faced568654
High Score8989
Average29.1727.42
Strike Rate143.83146.78

Shaun Fouché

Shaun Fouché

Shaun Fouche is a dashing cricketer who provides stability as well as firepower to the top order due to his right-hand batting style. As a batsman, he displays classical technique matched with aggressive stroke play that can dominate the opposition’s bowling attacks. His innings-opening ability makes him invaluable in building partnerships and scoring at pace.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches25
Runs245
Innings13
Not Out00
Balls Faced646
High Score231
Average215
Strike Rate33.3397.82
Bowling
T20IsT20s
Matches25
Balls1824
Innings12
Runs3040
Wickets11
Average3040
Strike Rate1824

Zane Green

Zane Green

Zane Edward Green is an elegant left-handed batsman whose technique is held in high regard. His game has always been characterised by flowing drives and nimble footwork that make him a valuable middle-order asset. Additionally, Green serves as wicketkeeper; displaying agility and quick reflexes behind the stumps.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches5575
Runs407644
Innings3753
Not Out812
Balls Faced395634
High Score4244
Average14.0315.7
Strike Rate103.03101.57

JP Kotze

JP Kotze

Jean-Pierre Kotze is a left-handed batsman known for his stylish stroke play and adaptability. As a wicketkeeper, he combines his batting skills with sharp glovework behind the stumps, showcasing agility and precision.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches3871
Runs6951015
Innings3562
Not Out410
Balls Faced596870
High Score101101
Average22.4119.51
Strike Rate116.61116.66

Malan Kruger

Malan Kruger

Malan Binneman Kruger is a right-handed batter known for his aggressive stroke play and ability to anchor innings. As a versatile player, he adapts to different situations in cricket matches offering solidity in the middle order or playing explosive knocks at the death.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches1213
Runs205228
Innings1213
Not Out12
Balls Faced189229
High Score5959
Average18.6320.72
Strike Rate108.4699.56

Pikky Ya France

Pikky Ya France

Nafidi Ya France is a right-handed batsman renowned for his sound technique & ability to construct innings.  Besides, he bowls right-arm off-breaks which gives him the added advantage of providing valuable spin options to his team.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches2152
Runs32435
Innings1036
Not Out38
Balls Faced37465
High Score1354
Average4.5715.53
Strike Rate86.4893.54
Bowling
T20IsT20s
Matches2152
Balls180294
Innings1623
Runs192303
Wickets614
Average3221.64
Strike Rate3021

Gerhard Erasmus

Merwe Gerhard Erasmus is a right-handed batsman known for his elegant stroke play and ability to stabilise innings. Also, as an all-rounder, he bowls right-arm off-breaks that give him an extra edge of being a useful spin option in the team.”

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches57117
Runs13391933
Innings55100
Not Out1419
Balls Faced10891630
High Score100100
Average32.6523.86
Strike Rate122.95118.58
Bowling
T20IsT20s
Matches57117
Balls661823
Innings3648
Runs562785
Wickets4349
Average13.0616.02
Strike Rate15.316.7

Jan Frylinck

Jan Nicolaas Frylinck is a dynamic cricketer who is both handy with the bat and ball.  His left-handed batting introduces aggression into the lineup that enables him to score quickly or stop falling wickets from collapsing further when it’s most required. Even more so, Frylinck contributes with left-arm fast medium balls, adding pace and swing to the attack thus making it menacingly potent.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches5784
Runs620863
Innings3956
Not Out1219
Balls Faced568774
High Score5782
Average22.9623.32
Strike Rate109.15111.49
Bowling
T20IsT20s
Matches5784
Balls9631443
Innings5075
Runs11311793
Wickets6387
Average17.9520.6
Strike Rate15.216.5

Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton

Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton

Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton is indeed amongst those few rare breeds of cricketers who can do everything with either bat or ball. As a left-handed batsman, he brings gracefulness as well as flexibility into the game since he can either stabilise an innings or bump up the run rate. Further, Loftie-Eaton’s bowling consists of right arm medium pace deliveries plus leg-breaks thus giving many options for his team’s bowlers.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches3749
Runs355548
Innings2535
Not Out46
Balls Faced280416
High Score101101
Average16.918.89
Strike Rate126.78131.73
Bowling
T20IsT20s
Matches3749
Balls271397
Innings2029
Runs337538
Wickets1216
Average28.0833.62
Strike Rate22.524.8

JJ Smit

JJ Smit

Johannes Jonathan Smit is an all-rounder who bowls and bats in cricket. As a right-handed batsman, he brings stability and aggression to the batting lineup, capable of scoring critical runs from down the order.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches4784
Runs8261145
Innings4067
Not Out1929
Balls Faced555769
High Score7171
Average39.3330.13
Strike Rate148.82148.89
Bowling
T20IsT20s
Matches4784
Balls7521437
Innings3770
Runs8341704
Wickets4673
Average18.1323.34
Strike Rate16.319.6

Michael van Lingen

Michael van Lingen

Michael van Lingen is a versatile player who knows how to use the bat as well as the ball.  Being a left-hander, he becomes an epitome of style and versatility at this crease, being able to play big innings or increase run-scoring rates as a need arises.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches2727
Runs475475
Innings2424
Not Out00
Balls Faced406406
High Score6767
Average19.7919.79
Strike Rate116.99116.99
Bowling
T20IsT20s
Matches2727
Balls2020
Innings33
Runs3535
Wickets00
Average
Strike Rate

David Wiese

David Wiese

David Wiese was an imposing all-rounder with great slower balls and huge lofted drives that got him noticed late in his career during matches played under 20 overs. He began his career at Easterns and in 2005 established himself as a regular at the provincial union and the Titans franchise.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches50372
Runs5734278
Innings36281
Not Out1397
Balls Faced4482958
High Score6679
Average24.9123.25
Strike Rate127.9144.62
Bowling
T20IsT20s
Matches50372
Balls10235686
Innings50330
Runs12207848
Wickets54295
Average22.5926.6
Strike Rate18.919.2

Tangeni Lungameni

Tangeni Lungameni

Tangeni Lungameni is such a talented cricketer when it comes to both batting and bowling. Being a righthander, he can be relied upon for making important contributions on different occasions depending on match situations. Again, Lungameni’s bowling is made up of left arm medium pace deliveries which fill some gaps in the bowling attack.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches3247
Runs1416
Innings34
Not Out23
Balls Faced911
High Score1212
Average1416
Strike Rate155.55145.45
Bowling
T20IsT20s
Matches3247
Balls552798
Innings3146
Runs6421043
Wickets2735
Average23.7729.8
Strike Rate20.422.8

Bernard Scholtz

Bernard Scholtz

Bernard Martinus Scholtz is highly regarded for his skills either with bat or ball in hand. When it comes to right-handed batting, this one ensures no wickets are falling cheaply.

Bowling
T20IsT20s
Matches58140
Balls11742657
Innings57132
Runs11872776
Wickets64147
Average18.5418.88
Strike Rate18.318

Ben Shikongo

Ben Shikongo

Ben Shikongo is another surging star in cricket whose abilities cut across batting & bowling departments. His right-hander batting brings solidity into every line-up that leads to match-winning performances here while playing key innings.

Batting
T20IsT20s
Matches3239
Runs11
Innings22
Not Out11
Balls Faced22
High Score11
Average11
Strike Rate5050
Bowling
T20IsT20s
Matches3239
Balls454585
Innings3037
Runs485697
Wickets2837
Average17.3218.83
Strike Rate16.215.8

Namibia T20 Cricket Team Winning Records

TeamOppositionSpanTotal MatchesWonLostNo Result 
NamibiaAfghanistan20211010
NamibiaZimbabwe2022 – 20231140
NamibiaBotswana20195500
NamibiaUganda2019 – 20249810
NamibiaGhana20191100
NamibiaNepal20242110
NamibiaNigeria2023 – 20242110
NamibiaBermuda20191100
NamibiaNew Zealand20211010
NamibiaPakistan20211010
NamibiaSri Lanka2021 – 20222110
NamibiaKenya2019 – 20232200
NamibiaTanzania2023 – 20242200
NamibiaSingapore20191100
NamibiaRwanda20231100
NamibiaNetherlands2019 – 20245131
NamibiaPapua New Guinea2019 – 20213120
NamibiaIreland2019 – 20212110
NamibiaUnited Arab Emirates2021 – 20222110
NamibiaIndia20211010
NamibiaOman2019 – 20246420
NamibiaScotland2019 – 20213300

Namibia T20 Cricket Team  World Cup Records

YearTotal MatchesWonLost
2021 – 2022835
2022 – 2023312

Namibia T20 Cricket Team Coach

Namibia’s T20 cricket squad has been building its profile on the global stage, and the success is largely due to their hardworking coaches. Now let’s see who these people are, in charge of Namibia’s way towards the 2024 World Cup:

Head Coach – Pierre de Bruyn: 

De Bruyn was named head coach in 2019 after having a long experience as a cricketer of Namibia and coach at different levels in domestic cricket. He has been key to Namibia’s rise through insistence on building an aggressive batting lineup, strong team culture and fielding that is aggressive.

Batting Coach – Sarel Burger: 

Burger joined the coaching staff in 2022 having previously played for South Africa. He is helping many T20 players develop into consistent scorers by guiding techniques and power-hitting.

Bowling Coach – Richard Marais: 

The former fast bowler from Namibia himself took over this role in 2021. His focus on line length and various forms of delivery have meant that even at crucial times, his country has had a bowling attack capable of taking wickets.

Fielding Coach – Ashley Andrews: 

As a former cricketer for Namibia who concentrated on fielding skills, Andrews stresses athleticism, anticipation and great catching abilities. This has resulted in a sharp fielding unit which greatly contributes to the victories of Namibia.

The Namibian coaching staff is experienced and with similar objectives, they are well positioned to guide them through to their World Cup goals. It will be interesting to watch out for aggressive batting, sharp fielding as well as a potent bowling attack hence placing Namibia where they are today as one of the teams to watch out for come 2024. Will their dream of reaching the knockout stages come true or not? But there promises to be an exciting run by Namibia in the World Cup journey this year again and a tribute to the effort of their coaching staff.

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