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Namibia T20 World Cup Squad 2024: Selectors Show Faith in the Players That Have Taken Namibia Through World Cup Qualifiers

Namibia T20 World Cup Squad 2024: Namibia will play its third consecutive T20 World Cup this year, and for that, they have already announced their 15-member squad. The Namibia T20 World Cup Squad 2024 will be led by all-rounder Gerhard Erasmus. 

JJ Smit is selected as the assistant of Erasmus to help in leading this seasoned squad, which qualified for the ninth T20 World Cup thanks to an undefeated campaign in the domestic ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier last year.

Twelve of the fifteen players in Namibia’s T20 World Cup squad are those who have been part of their qualifying journey. But all-rounder Nicol Loftie-Eaton, veteran Pikky Ya France, and young batter Shawn Fouche do not get a place in the T20 World Cup team of Namibia. 

Among these three, Loftie-Eaton could be a crucial loss; he made headlines in February of this year when he hit the fastest T20I century in men’s cricket history. He hit that century in just 33 balls against Nepal; nevertheless, the 23-year-old is left out of the competition scheduled for June, which will be co-hosted by the USA and the West Indies.

Seamer Dylan Leicher, left-arm quick Ruben Trumpelmann, and teenage pacer Jack Brassell will be the players that will take the place of Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Pikky Ya France, and Shawn Fouche in the Namibia T20 World Cup Squad 2024

Namibia T20 World Cup Squad 2024 

Player NameRole
Ben ShikongoBowler
Bernard ScholtzBowler
David WieseAll-rounder
Dylan LeicherBowler
Gerhard Erasmus (c)All-Rounder
Jack BrassellBowler
Jan FrylinckAll-rounder
JJ Smit (vc)All-Rounder
JP KotzeBatsman
Malan KrugerBatsman
Michael Van LingenAll-Rounder
Niko DavinBatsman
PD BlignautAll-rounder
Ruben TrumpelmannBowler
Tangeni LungameniBowler
Zane GreenWk Batsman
Pierre de BruynHead Coach 

Namibia has some players who have good experience playing at the top level of cricket, and former South African player David Wiese is among those personalities in Namibia’s team. David Wiese is a T20 specialist who plays across all domestic leagues around the world. 

In the T20 World Cup 2021, Namibia reached the Super 12 Stage in their debut campaign. Nambia has a great squad that has the potential to produce great results and try to better their previous best in the T20 World Cup, or at least try to match that performance. 

Namibia is in Group B with England, Australia, Oman, and Scotland in this T20 World Cup, and they will begin their campaign against Oman on June 2 in Bridgetown, Barbados.  

Read More: Pakistan T20 World Cup Squad 2024 || India T20 World Cup Squad 2024

Namibia Fixtures in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 –  Canada Fixtures (Group A Matches)
02-June-24Sunday Namibia vs Oman Bridgetown, Barbados 
06-June-24Thursday Namibia vs ScotlandBridgetown, Barbados 
11-June-24Tuesday Namibia vs Australia North Sound, Antigua
15-June-24Saturday Namibia vs England North Sound, Antigua

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