Namibia name experienced squad for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022
Namibia have banked on experience in their 16-member squad for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.
The squad will be led by talismanic skipper Gerhard Erasmus and sees a blend of youth and experience. Many of the impressive performers from the 2021 edition of the tournament have been retained as Namibia will hope to replicate their performances from the UAE in Australia.
Namibia impressed one and all in 2021, getting out of a tough group in Round 1 that included Sri Lanka, Netherlands and also Ireland to make it to the Super 12 stage of the tournament.
Many key names from that historic performance retained in the squad. Along with a few who will make their World Cup debuts. Skipper Erasmus could bank on the likes of JJ Smit, Stephen Baard, Jan Frylinck, Nicol Loftie Eaton, Ruben Trumpelmann and also David Wiese. They were members of the squad from the campaign in 2021.
Namibia have also introduced some new names in the squad, who will make their T20 World cup debut. Wicketkeeper-batter Lohan Louwrens, batter Divan la Cock and also pacer Tangeni Lungameni are the three names in the squad. Those who will feature for the first time in the marquee tournament.
Namibia squad: Gerhard Erasmus (c), JJ Smit, Divan la Cock, Stephen Baard, Nicol Loftie Eaton, Jan Frylinck, David Wiese, Ruben Trumpelmann, Zane Green, Bernard Scholtz, Tangeni Lungameni, Michael van Lingen, Ben Shikongo, Karl Birkenstock, Lohan Louwrens, Helao Ya France.