Eagles faces Zimbabwe emerging team

Rudi Bowe 

The Namibian National men’s cricket team the Eagles will be facing neighbouring Zimbabwe Emerging team in three T20’s and three 50 Over games in the fourth Castle Lite series that will start tomorrow at the Wanderers cricket ground in Windhoek.

The Castle Lite series between the Eagles and Zimbabwe is part of the Namibian team’s preparation for the T20 World Cup preparation that is just 68 days away and therefore the Eagles are using every opportunity to ensure they are ready to compete in United Arab Emirates.  The Namibian National Men’s Head coach, Pierre de Bruyn is delighted to have this series as part of the preparation and build up to the T20 World Cup. “I feel that the timing of these matches is crucial to allow the players to prepare their roles as well as to compete for a place in the World Cup squad.”
“In T20 Cricket, it is the intensity of the format that will test you and put you under pressure, the more you practice and experience the level of intensity, the better for the player. This is also a great opportunity to give the whole squad game time to create a healthy competitive environment” De Bruyn said.
The Chief Executive Officer of Cricket Namibia Johan Muller says that it is an exciting time for Namibia to host a competitive Emerging Zimbabwean team.
Muller said “Attracting international teams to participate on our home soil is part of our long term strategy to grow the game through exposure and we are fortunate to announce this tour after a period when Namibia was seriously affected by the Covid pandemic.”
“Our team’s preparations were hampered in the recent six weeks, but hopefully we can get some momentum back. We thank Castle Lite for making this tour possible” Muller said.
Don’t miss the action on NBC TV as all six games will broadcast on the DSTV channel 283 giving you the opportunity to see every ball.

The Namibia National Men’s squad are Gerhard Merwe Erasmus (C), MaurituisNgupita, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Karl Birkenstock, Ben Shikongo, Bernard Scholtz, Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Craig Williams, Michael van Lingen, Stephen Baard, Dewald Nell, Ruben Trumpelmann, Zane Green, Shaun Fouche, Michiel du Preez, Picky Ya France with Pierre de Bruyn (Head Coach), Albie Morkel (Assistant Coach)

The schedule for the Eagles vs Emerging Zimbabwe (all matches at Wanderers):
Saturday, August 14: first T20 (11:00)
Sunday, 15 August: second T20 (11:00)
Monday, 16 August: third T20 (14:00)
Wednesday, August 18: first 50-over matches (09:30)
Friday, August 20: Second 50-over matches (09:30)
Sunday, August 22: Third 50-over matches (09:30)

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