Eagles face off against Oman

This will be the first time Namibia hosts a Cricket World Cup series.

26 November 2021 | Sports

Limba Mupetami







WINDHOEK

Namibia's senior cricket team, the Eagles, are set to face Oman today and tomorrow in the first matches of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup League two one-day international series.

Taking place at Wanderers in Windhoek, the tri-series tournament – part of the 2023 50-over Cricket World Cup qualification - will run until 6 December and will also see the local boys face off against the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

All of the matches in the Castle Lite series will kick off at 09h30.

The Eagles squad is as follows:

JJ Smit (captain), Jan Frylinck, Karl Birkenstock, Ben Shikongo, Bernard Scholtz, Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Craig Williams, Michael van Lingen, Stephen Baard, Ruben Trumpelmann, Zane Green (wicketkeeper), Helao Ya France, Michau du Preez (wicketkeeper) and Mauritius Ngupita.

Reserves: Tangeni Lungameni and Shaun Fouche.

The head coach is Pierre de Bruyn, while Fortune Matawu will assist. Riaan Minnie will be the analyst for the tournament, while Wihan du Plessis will be the team physio.

Here are the rest of the fixtures for the tournament:

28 November : Rest/training day

29 November : Oman vs UAE

30 November : Namibia vs UAE

1 December: Rest/Training Day

2 December: Oman vs UAE

3 December: Rest/Training Day

4 December: Namibia vs Oman

5 December: Namibia vs UAE

6 December Oman vs UAE

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