Zimbabwe after winning the third match on Saturday are leading the series 2-1 and it's now time for the fourth Zimbabwe vs Namibia (ZIM vs NAM) T20I which will be played from 4:30 PM IST on Sunday, May 22 at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.
Namibia have travelled to Zimbabwe for a 5-match T20I series which started on May 17. All the matches are being played at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo from 4:30 PM IST. It's a start of new rivalry in international cricket as the two teams had never met each other in the format earlier. The final match of the series will be played on May 24. Zimbabwe are placed 12th, while Namibia 16th in the latest ICC T20I rankings for teams. Ahead of the clash, let's have a look at the best team and player bets from the ZIM vs NAM 4th T20I head-to-head contest.
Mentioned below is the top team bet from the ZIM vs NAM head-to-head contest.
Ahead of the ZIM vs NAM T20I series we had asserted that Zimbabwe are the more experienced team at the international level and the African nation is proving it right now. Despite playing a T20I match after a gap of almost eight months, the side won the series opener. They lost the second match by eight wickets but fought back hard in the third to register a thumping 8-wicket win. Namibia were expected to repeat their magic of T20 World Cup 2021 wherein they scripted history by qualifying for the Super 12 stage in the very first round. But Zimbabwe players have rallied behind each other perfectly and are now on the verge of clinching a series win in the 5-match series. All of a sudden Zimbabwe have won four out of their last five T20I matches. For Namibia, they have only two wins in their last five T20I encounters. The likes of Sikandar Raza, captain Craig Ervine and opener Wesley Madhevere have shined in the series on different occasions and with just a win away from winning only their third T20I series in almost three years. Zimbabwe bowlers leaked 153 runs in the first match but since then they have successfully restricted Namibia under below-par totals of 130. What will inspire the Zimbabwe side more is that they have never won a T20I series at their home. With momentum and home conditions on their side, Zimbabwe look the clear cut favourites to beat Namibia in the fourth T20I and if you feel the same, head over to Pari Match and place your bet on Zimbabwe from the ZIM vs NAM head-to-head encounter.
Gerhard Erasmus and Sikandar Raza are my top two player betting tips for the ZIM vs NAM 4th T20I match. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
With 64 runs at an average of 21.33 in three matches, Gerhard Erasmus hasn't really set the stage on fire in the ongoing ZIM vs NAM 5-match T20I series, but one has to blame his luck as well. The Namibia captain was out cheaply for three in the series opener before he bounced back with a match-defining 26-ball 36. On Saturday, he had scored 25 runs and was looking all set to anchor his team's innings before getting run-out by Sikandar Raza. The 27-year-old is playing against Zimbabwe and in Zimbabwe for the first time and it wouldn't be wrong to see that the right-hander has adjusted well and looks like a solid punch from him is round the corner. Gerhard Erasmus had looked good during his last three T20I outings before the Zimbabwe series, scoring 4, 100* and 27*. The Windhoek-born was the team's main man in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2 as well. The all-rounder scored 271 runs including a hundred and a fifty in the five matches there. Gerhard Erasmus led his team to a historic 8-wicket win against Ireland which saw Namibia qualify for the Super 12 round in their very first attempt. Erasmus had contributed with 53 unbeaten runs in the match. He had also played a pivotal role in Namibia's first win during the group stage. Chasing 165 against the Netherlands, Namibia lost three early wickets. However, their captain scored 32 off just 22 balls and stitched a 93-run partnership for the fourth wicket to help Namibia win with six wickets and an over to spare. The middle-order batsman, who has scored 868 runs at an average of 33.38 in 36 T20Is, will most certainly score high in a must-win game for his team. Keep an eye out for Gerhard Erasmus from the ZIM vs NAM 4th T20I head-to-head contest.
Zimbabwe opener Wesley Madhevere has got a fine liking for Bulwayo's Queens Sports Club as he has shone in his first three international outings at the venue. He fired 23 off just 12 balls to set the tone for Zimbabwe in the first T20I which they won by seven runs after posting 153/4. Madhevere walked back to the pavilion for seven off 4 after an unfortunate run-out dismissal in the second T20I. In the third T20I, the 21-year-old did not miss the opportunity and handed Zimbabwe a 2-1 lead with his stunning 73 not out off 61 balls. Overall, the right-hander carries a decent T20I average of 25.04 from his 24 T20Is in which he has scored 551 runs at a strike rate of 121.63. In 2021, he had smashed 59 off 47 against Pakistan, 73 (57 balls) and 54 (36 balls) versus Bangladesh. Having seen enough of Namibia bowlers till now, the Harare-born is mostly likely to make his presence felt in the fourth ZIM vs BAN T20I on Tuesday. Our affiliate partner Pari Match should offer the best of odds for Wesley Madhevere from the ZIM vs NAM head-to-head encounter.
Zimbabwe to win - @ 1.61 (Pari Match)
Gerhard Erasmus to score high
Wesley Madhevere to score over 19.5 runs - @ 1.87 (Pari Match)
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