Namibia to face Nepal, Netherlands in ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2-Xinhua

Namibia to face Nepal, Netherlands in ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2

Source: Xinhua

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2024-02-13 08:23:45

WINDHOEK, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- Namibia's senior cricket team will compete in four One Day International (ODI) ICC Men's Cricket World Cup (CWC) League 2 games and four T20I games against the Netherlands and Nepal from Feb. 15 to March 3.

Natalia Nauyoma, marketing head of Cricket Namibia Monday confirmed to Xinhua that the 15-man squad which will be captained by Gerhard Erasmus arrived Sunday in Katmandu, Nepal.

The games hold particular importance as the three countries, including Nepal and the Netherlands, are preparing for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup, set to be jointly hosted by the United States and the West Indies.

For Namibia, these matches present an invaluable opportunity to fine-tune their skills and strategies in the T20 format, with the global tournament just four months away.

Cricket Namibia, the country's governing body in a statement, announced several notable additions to the squad, including Ruben Trumpelmann, who returns after missing out on previous tours due to injury.

Additionally, young talent Jack Brassell, who impressed during the 2024 ICC Men's U19 World Cup in South Africa, has been selected once again to represent Namibia, this time in Nepal.

Meanwhile, Cricket Namibia said that while the focus is primarily on the T20I matches, the ODI games hold significance as part of the pathway toward the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be co-hosted by Namibia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa in 2027.

The ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 is a cricket tournament that forms part of the 2027 Cricket World Cup qualification process.