SL vs NAM Prediction: The T20 World Cup began with two matches yesterday. The qualifications will feature eight teams, with the top four moving on to the Super 12 stage. In the opening game, Oman thrashed Papua New Guinea by 10 wickets. Bangladesh were defeated by Scotland by 6 runs in the evening game, causing an upset.
Sri Lanka take on Namibia in the second game today at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The Lankans recently won a two-match series versus Oman and followed it up by back-to-back victories in warm-up games against Bangladesh and PNG. Namibia, on the other hand, lost both their practice games against Oman and Scotland.
Sri Lanka vs Namibia
Match 4, T20 World Cup
18 October 2021, 07:30 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. It will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. The matches are split in four venues- Muscat, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. T20 World Cup will be broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
SL vs NAM Head to Head: This is the first encounter between the two sides.
SL – 90%
NAM – 10%
Sri Lanka are far superior and are in good form. They also defeated India in the shortest format recently. They have enough in the tank to see off any challenge from Namibia. The betting sites also heavily favor the island nation.
Bet365: SL: 1.14; NAM: 5.50
Avishka Fernando has been in a rich vein of form for Sri Lanka. He will be looking to improve his T20 numbers. He has 389 runs in 23 innings.
Wanindu Hasaranga can outfox the Namibia batsmen with ease. He can also deliver some lusty blows with the bat. He has 36 wickets in 23 innings at an economy of 6.1.
Namibia will depend a lot on David Wiese’s all-round skills. HE had a good outing in the Caribbean Premier League recently. He has 27 wickets in 23 innings at an economy of 7.68.
SL Playing XI
Avishka Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Perera, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, Chamika Karunaratne, Akila Dananjaya, Maheesh Theekshana
NAM Playing XI
Stephan Baard, Zane Green, Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus (c), David Wiese, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz, Pikky Ya France, Karl Birkenstock
It is a belter of a track in Abu Dhabi as seen in the IPL. However, the boundaries are on the bigger side. There will be little assistance for bowlers and they will have to employ all their variations to succeed. A high-scoring encounter seems to be in the offing. The side winning the toss might elect to chase considering the dew factor.
If SL bats first: 170-180
If NAM bats first: 120-130
There will be clear skies at night as well. The sunset is at 05:53 PM local time. It will cool down a bit and the temperature during the match is expected to be 32 degrees Celsius. Winds will continue to be light and the relative humidity percentage will be in the sixties. As far as the human comfort index is concerned, it will feel like 38-39 degrees and the players will be sweating a lot. Chances of dew formation particularly in the latter part of the second match are quite bright
WICKET-KEEPERS: D Chandimal, K Perera
BATSMEN: A Fernando, S Baard, C Williams
ALL-ROUNDERS: D Wiese, W Hasaranga, J Smit
BOWLERS: D Chameera, A Dananjaya, M Theekshana
Captain choices: K Perera/ W Hasaranga
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