The Indian state team of Karnataka will tour Namibia for five 50-over matches in June 2023. The five matches will be played on June 2, 4, 7, 9, and 11, from 9.30 AM local time, at the Wanderers Cricket Ground in Windhoek.
Namibia will be without David Wiese and Ruben Trumpelmann, but there will be big names like captain like Gerhardus Erasmus, who will lead the side, Zane Green, Stephan Baard, Bernard Scholtz, Michael van Lingen, Jan Frylinck, and Pikky Ya France.
Namibia squad: Gerhardus Erasmus (c), Zane Green, Stephan Baard, Bernard Scholtz, Michael van Lingen, Jan Frylinck, Pikky Ya France, Michau du Preez, Gerhard Janse van Rensburg, Tangi Nuuyoma, Ben Shikongo, Karl Birkenstock, Shaun Fouche, Handre Klazinga, Niko David
Karnataka, on the other hand, will feature both senior and Under-19 cricketers. Fast bowler Vijaykumar Vyshak played seven times for RCB in IPL 2023, picking up nine wickets. None of his wickets of the season – David Warner, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Ambati Rayudu, Jason Roy, N Jagadeesan, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, and Vijay Shankar – was of a rank tail-ender. He also finished as Karnataka’s leading wicket-taker in the Ranji Trophy.
Other notable inclusions are Vidwath Kaverappa, Karnataka’s leading wicket-taker in last year’s Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (bought by PBKS this season); and Nikin Jose and R Samarth, their two leading run-scorers in last year’s Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Karnataka squad: Samarth R, Vijaykumar Vyshak, KV Siddharth, Nikin Jose, Kishan Bidare, Kruthik Krishna, Shubhang Hegde, Vidwath Kaverappa, Rishi Bopanna, Chetan LR, Aneeshwar Gautam, Lochan Appanna, Aditya Gopal
Karnataka v Namibia schedule: Full fixtures list can be found here.
Karnataka tour of Namibia 2023, where to watch live: TV channels and live streaming | KAR vs NAM Richelieu Eagles
In India, the matches will be streamed live on the FanCode app (Android, IOS and TV). There will be no telecast on any television channel.
In Namibia, the series can be watched on oneafrica.tv.
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