The Namibia Men’s Team has secured a spot in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 after defeating Tanzania. They have etched their name in cricket history with their stellar performance in the Africa Qualifier tournament.
Facing a test of batting depth against Tanzania, Namibia rose to the occasion, setting a target of 157 runs. The bowlers ensured Tanzania fell short at 99/6.
Their remarkable journey featured an impeccable five-game winning streak, earning them a top-tier position with 10 points and solidifying their participation in the upcoming T20 World Cup hosted in the West Indies and the USA.
In their opening game of the tournament, they defeated Zimbabwe with ease. After restricting Zimbabweans to 132/2, Nikolaas Davin sealed the victory with an impressive 89 off 45 balls.
Against Uganda and Kenya, the Eagles restricted their batting in the first innings with an impressive bowling attack. In this case, they managed good partnerships enough for a scintillating victory. In their third outing, Against Rwanda, Namibia’s batsmen flexed their muscles, posting 207/3, securing additional points through the DLS method due to rain interruptions.
One more spot is left for the ICC Men’s T20I World Cup from the African Qualifiers. Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Kenya are left in the tournament with a chance. All three have two games to play. Uganda and Kenya have six points, the latter behind in Run Rate. Zimbabwe, on the other hand, has four points.
If qualified, Kenya will stand to qualify after 17 years. Zimbabwe, meanwhile, will for the first time not be appearing in the World Cup due to qualification failure. Uganda has the most to get out of it. They can finally debut in the coveted championship.
Namibia Men’s Cricket Team in ICC T20I World Cups
Namibia clinched a spot in the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup after finishing 4th in the 2019 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier.
Despite an initial loss to Sri Lanka, they made history with their first-ever World Cup win against The Netherlands on October 20, 2021I. the next game on October 22, 2021, Namibia secured a spot in the Super 12 stage by defeating Ireland with 8 wickets.
On October 27, 2021, in their first Super 12 match, Namibia registered another historic win, beating Scotland by 4 wickets. In 2022, However, They failed to advance to the Super 12.