Namibia emerged victorious from the African Qualifiers for the 2024 World Cup, guaranteeing their spot in the T20 World Cup for a record three consecutive years. The tournament hosts Namibia, who are the only team undefeated in the competition, defeated Tanzania by 58 runs on Tuesday, November 28, extending their winning streak to five games.
Thanks to a strong batting performance, Namibia managed to produce a competitive total of 157, and its bowlers subsequently quickly dispatched Tanzania, whose chase never really got underway. Ultimately, Tanzania’s task was limited to batting out the allocated overs, while Namibia easily crossed the finish line.
With the exception of the Kenya match, where the chase saw a minor hiccup, Namibia has dominated these qualifiers. While the 2022 World Cup in Australia proved to be a letdown, Gerhard Erasmus’s team produced a strong debut in the UAE in 2021. Looking ahead, Namibia will enjoy its prospects of performing better in 2024 on fields that should complement its style of play.
Kenya and Uganda, who have each earned six points from their first four games, will compete for the final spot. With only four points from four games, Zimbabwe, the only team competing as a full member, has a slim chance of qualifying as well.