Scotland continue their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup campaign today as they face fellow Round One qualifiers, and the only other Associate nation left in the competition, Namibia, in Abu Dhabi.
The teams are very familiar with each other having met twice during the build up to the World Cup. Namibia running out four-wicket winners in the first of those meetings before Scotland completed their run of warm-up matches for the T20 World Cup with a 19-run victory when George Munsey hit 67 and Matthew Cross added 57 as the Scots posted 203-7.
Cross will be looking to produce a similar performance with the bat today as his side look to bounce back from their defeat against Afghanistan on Monday.
“It was disappointing, but these are the kinds of things that can happen to any team, as we’ve seen in the tournament already. We’ve quickly put it behind us and learnt what we needed to and moving on to Namibia,” said the 29-year-old wicketkeeper from Aberdeen.
“We’ve got to back ourselves and believe in what we’ve done so far. We’re playing a team in Namibia that we know a bit more about, and we expect to bring a better performance. They are a very good team. I actually said before the cup started, I expected them to go through from the group. I’m pleased that they did. Look, they’ve got everything covered. They’ve got experience. They’ve got a really, really good fielding unit and very tidy bowling.
“We know enough about them. We’ve played against them three our four times in the last couple, maybe three years now. There’s no real surprises, but at the same time, we do expect to go out there and win.
“We’ve got four big games to try to put hopefully another full member win on the board and a win against Namibia.”
The match starts at 3pm UK time and is live on Sky Sports and BBC Radio with regular updates on the Cricket Scotland twitter feed.