Namibian Cricket Coach: A former South African all-rounder works with Namibia in a consultant role for the T20 World Cup.
In the 11th ICC T20 2021 World Cup match between Namibia and Ireland in Sharjah, Namibia beat Ireland by 8 wickets to advance to the Super 12 of the world event.
Chasing a 126-point goal, Namibia sealed the chase with nine balls to lose thanks to a 53-point winning partnership between captain Gerhard Erasmus (53 not eliminated) and versatile David Wiese (28 not eliminated).
After Irish captain Andy Balbirnie won the toss and chose to strike, his hitters failed to justify the decision by scoring a mediocre 125/8 in 20 overs.
With bowling numbers of 4-0-21-3, Irishman Jan Frylinck was the choice of their bowlers. Wiese, who played a starting role in qualifying Namibia in the second round, had contributed in the opening innings with bowling numbers of 4-0-22-2 eliminating Gareth Delany (9) and Harry Tector (8) in the process.
After beating the Netherlands by 6 wickets, Namibia recorded their second victory and advanced to the second round with four points to their name. Namibia’s victory made the last match of the first round a draw as they became the second team after Sri Lanka to advance to Group A.
Namibia cricket coach
While Erasmus, Wiese and Frylinck top the charts for Namibia, their success would not have been possible without a support team made up of head coach Pierre de Bruyn and a consultant from the former all-rounder. South African Albie Morkel.
de Bruyn, 44, made 91 first-class appearances, 108 A-list appearances and 28 T20s on the South African national circuit during his 15-year professional career. Morkel, meanwhile, has 109 game experience in all formats at the highest level.
Readers should note that Wiese (former South African cricketer), de Bruyn and Morkel have all represented the Easterns in the South African national circuit.
– ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) 22 October 2021
The Head Coach – Pierre de Bruyn.
Consultant – Albie Morkel.
Assistant Coach and Strength and Fitness Specialist – Richard das Neves.
Psychologist – Maurice Aronstam.