This is the first time Namibia has got a chance to play in the T20 World Cup. The African team is now touring the United Arab Emirates in preparation for this.
Namibian left-arm pace all-rounder Ian Frylink is well prepared for the only T20 match today at the ICC Academy in Dubai.
Born in South Africa and playing for the country’s under-19 team, Freelink holds the record for best bowling in an innings in ICC boys’ cricket.
Namibia batted first and scored 159 runs for 8 wickets. The UAE could not stand in front of the pacelink’s pace to chase down.
Frylink took 6 wickets for 24 Runs
The best bowling record among the ICC’s allies in the boys’ T20. Not only that, it is the fourth best bowling performance in the International Twenty20.
Indian pacer Deepak Chahar holds the record for the best bowling in an International Twenty20. In 2019, Chahar took 6 wickets for 6 runs in just 3.2 overs against Bangladesh in Nagpur. Former Sri Lankan mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis holds the second and third best bowling record.
Chahar broke Mendis’
Record of 6 for 6 in 4 overs against Zimbabwe in 2012, two years ago. Earlier, Mendis broke his own record. Mendis took six wickets for 16 runs against Australia in 2011, breaking his own record the following year against Zimbabwe.
Although Frylink’s record is fourth in the list, he is third in terms of number of bowlers, followed by Deepak Chahar and Ajanta Mendis. He has played several youth ODIs for South Africa.
The 26-year-old all-rounder also has a memorable record in ODIs. Windhoek took 5 wickets for 13 runs in his debut match against Oman in 2019. It is still the third best bowling record in his ODI debut.
Kagiso Rabadar has the best bowling record and the opponent here is Bangladesh! Protea pacer took 6 wickets for 16 runs in his debut against Bangladesh in Dhaka in 2015. Fidel Edwards took 6 wickets for 22 runs in his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in 2003.