By 55 runs, the relative unknowns Namibia shocked the Asian Champions Sri Lanka to open their first-round campaign. Sri Lanka is now in trouble because they risk missing out on a position in the T20 World Cup Super 12. Jan Frylinck and Jonathan Smits sparkled with the willow, while Ben Shikongo and David Wiese shone with the ball. Sri Lanka was eliminated for 108 runs despite Namibia setting a 164-run goal.
Dream11 SL versus NAM Prediction: Against Namibia, Sri Lanka will rely heavily on their spin twins. The Island country has form and momentum without a doubt. Maheesh Theekshana and Wanindu Hasaranga, spin twins, have achieved success via their victories. The pair has been outstanding with the ball in hand. Additionally using a bat, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Shanaka have been working. The dup would want to contribute significantly and win the first game of the season against Namibia.
David Weise, a legendary all-arounder for Namibia, will be the most important player. His services were crucial in helping the squad advance to the Super 12 stage of the most recent T20 World Cup Qualifiers.
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Dilshan Madushanka, Maheesh Theekshana
Namibia (Playing XI): Stephan Baard, David Wiese, Gerhard Erasmus(c), Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Zane Green(w), Divan la Cock, Michael van Lingen, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo
- The eighth edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is here.
- Australia is all geared up to host the tournament for the first time.
- Eight teams have already directly qualified for the Super 12s.
- The remaining eight sides have been split into two groups of four and the top-two teams will progress to the Super 12 stage.
- The tournament kick-starts with a Group A double-header Geelong. Sri Lanka vs Namibia followed by UAE vs Netherlands
Match: Sri Lanka vs Namibia – Group A, match 1 Qualifier T20 World Cup
Date & Time: October 16, 9:30 AM IST
Venue: Simonds Stadium, Geelong
Live Streaming: Star Sports
SL vs NAM Pitch Report
The match will be played in Geelong. The pitch out here is pretty flat as the batters enjoy the bounce on the ball. 150 is the par score here.
SL vs NAM Dream11 Top Fantasy Picks
Captain – Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Vice-captain – David Wiese
Wicketkeeper – Kusal Mendis
Batters – Nissanka, Asalanka, Erasmus
All-rounders – Dasun Shanaka, Hasaranga
Bowlers – Trumpelmann, Chameera, Theekshana
SL vs NAM Probable Playing XIs
SL: Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapasksa, Gunathilaka, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Chameera, Madhushan
NAM: Stephan Baard, Lohandre Louwrens, Gerhard Erasmus, Divan la Cook, JJ Smit, David Wiese, Zane Green, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz, Michael van Lingen, Ben Shikongo