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AUS vs NAM Pitch Report: Even contest between bat and ball expected at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium

AUS vs NAM Pitch Report: Even contest between bat and ball expected at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium

Ahead of the match where Aussies look to seal Super Eight spot, let's take a look at how the pitch of Antigua is likely to behave in the AUS vs NAM game.

2021 champions Australia take on Namibia on June 12 at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua in another crucial match of the T20 World Cup 2024. Australia have won their first two games in a row to start the campaign. They defeated the reigning champions, England, by 36 runs and thwarted Oman by 39 runs in their opening match.

As long as they don’t lose their remaining games by a greater margin, Australia will qualify for the Super Eight stage. However, a win over Namibia will ensure their qualification without a shadow of doubt. Ahead of the match, let’s take a look at how the pitch of Antigua is likely to behave in the AUS vs NAM game.

AUS vs NAM Pitch Report

The Sir Vivian Richards Stadium pitch is predicted to help bowlers and batters equally in the early stage of the game. But the pitch usually calms down as the game goes on and enters the middle overs. As the ball comes onto the bat nicely, batters can begin to play their shots with more freedom. The second innings will surely see aid the spinners as the pitch wears down.

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Nevertheless, the ground has already hosted 30 T20Is, of which 14 were won by the team batting first and 14 by the chasing team. The first-inning average of 123 indicates that the AUS vs NAM match may also be a low-scoring affair. It is important to note that Scotland chased 150 on this wicket in the previous game against Oman. Both teams may opt to bat first to capitalize on the more favorable batting conditions in the middle overs and set a competitive target.

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