T20 World Cup 2021: India vs Namibia Probable XI

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India to face Namibia on the 42nd Match of the T20 World Cup 2021 at 8 pm Bangladeshi time Tonight.

The last day of the group stage will therefore be Virat Kohli's final day as T20I captain, as well as the end of the road for several members of the coaching team, who will go with a solid legacy but no big limited-overs titles.

It is everything but a dead rubber for Namibia. There are no dead rubbers for Associate teams, and the opportunity to play against the top rated sides is so uncommon that there is always something to gain in World Cups. Namibia has done a fantastic job of qualifying for the Super 12s despite having a national roster of just 20 players, and they have also qualified for the first round of next year's World Cup.

This is a watershed moment in Indian cricket, and all eyes will be on Virat Kohli as he leads India for the last time in this format. Kohli has the dubious distinction of being both India's top batsman in the format over the past decade and someone who hasn't really advanced India's T20 game. 

Pitch conditions

The temperature is expected to fall below 30 degrees Celsius by the time this evening game starts, making it one of the more comfortable evenings of the tournament.

India Probable XI

1 KL Rahul, 2 Rohit Sharma/Ishan Kishan, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Rishabh Pant (wk), 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Mohammed Shami/Shardul Thakur, 10 Jasprit Bumrah/Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 11 Rahul Chahar/Varun Chakravathy

Namibia Probable XI

 1 Stephan Baard, 2 Michael van Lingen, 3 Craig Williams, 4 Gerhard Erasmus (capt), 5 David Wiese, 6 JJ Smit, 7 Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, 8 Zane Green (wk), 9 Jan Frylinck/Karl Birkenstock, 10 Ruben Trumpelmann, 11 Ben Shikongo/Bernard Scholtz

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