SL vs NAM Dream11 Prediction, Playing 11, Top Picks, Fantasy Cricket Tips for T20 World Cup 2022 Sri Lanka vs Namibia Dream11 Team for Today’s Match

Updated on: Oct 17, 2022 2:00 am IST

  • Sri Lanka vs Namibia Dream11

    SL vs NAM Dream11 Prediction : All is in readiness for the big stage and all the build ups, preparations for the World Cup are over. We are into the World Cup season and all set to witness another magnificent season filled with thrill, drama and excitement. All eyes would shift on to the teams in the group stage. Sri Lanka and Namibia face each other in the very first encounter of the group stage. Both, Sri Lanka and Namibia have had a great run off late. As far as Sri Lanka is concerned, going by recent form the group stages shall be a mere formality. They lifted the Asia Cup getting past the giants of Asia such as India and Pakistan. On the other hand, Namibia have also done well off late in the shortest format of the game and would hope to replicate the performance of last year.

    SL vs NAM Dream11 Team Prediction for Today Match 

    Sri Lanka Vs Namibia, Match 1 of T20 World Cup.
    16 October, 9: 30 AM IST
    Simonds Stadium, Geelong.

    Where to watch SL vs NAM  Live?

    Watch SL vs NAM Live on Star Sports Network. Online streaming will be available on the Disney + Hotstar app.

    Sri Lanka vs Namibia Pitch Report

    The pitch at the Simonds Stadium as seen in the Big Bash is usually tacky at times. Out of the 7 Big Bash games, 4 have been won by the chasing team. The pitch offers assistance to both batters and bowlers and can get slower as the match progresses. The par score is expected to be 160-170 runs.

    Last result at the venue

    Australia (173 all out) lost to Sri Lanka (176/8) by 3 runs.

    Form Guide

    Sri Lanka – W W W W W

    Namibia –  W W W W W

     Related: Indian Batsmen with Most Sixes in International Cricket

    SL Playing 11

    • The Asian Champions will play a T20I for the first time since winning the Asia Cup
    • Kusal Mendis will don the gloves for Sri Lanka
    • The core shall comprise of Pathum Nissanka, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne and Dilshan Madushanka.
    • There do not seem to be many changes in the playing XI as compared to the Asia Cup final.

    1. Pathum Nissanka
    2. Kusal Mendis(wk)
    3. Dhananjaya de Silva
    4. Bhanuka Rajapaksa
    5. Danushka Gunathilaka
    6. Dasun Shanaka (C)
    7. Wanindu Hasaranga
    8. Chamika Karunaratne
    9. Dushmantha Chameera
    10. Pramod Madushan
    11. Maheesh Theekshana

    Wanindu Hasaranga Stats in T20I

    Wanindu Hasaranga has been known for his leg spin and has been pivotal in getting Sri Lanka to major wins. He had a big role in winning the Asia Cup for Sri Lanka, where he took 9 wickets, only 2 wickets behind the leading wicket taker, Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Hasaranga can also make some handy contributions with the bat.

    Matches Wickets Economy 4W Recent Form
    41 40 6.69 2 0/23. 0/39, 3/21, 3/27, 0/22

    Kusal Mendis Stats in T20I

    The Sri Lankan wicket keeper batter has been responsible to get his team off to a good start. His fearless batting approach also gives some liberty to his opening partner, Nissanka to take his time and hold the innings together.

    Matches Runs Strike Rate 50s/100s Recent Form
    40 797 128.1 8/0 36(19), 57(37), 0(1), 0(1), 54(29).

    NAM Playing 11

    • Namibia have not played too many T20I since the last World Cup.
    • They have a similar squad since the last World Cup.
    • Gerhard Erasmus will lead the Namibian side.
    • A lot would depend on the likes of David Wiese who has a lot to offer both with the bat and ball for his team.

    1. Michael Van Lingen
    2. Divan la Cock
    3. Stephan Baard
    4. Loftie-Eaton
    5. Gerhard Erasmus (C)
    6. Jan Frylinck
    7. JJ Smit
    8. David Wiese
    9. Zane Green (wk)
    10. Bernard Scholtz
    11. Ben Shikongo

    David Wiese Stats in T20I

    David Wiese, in the Warm Up game against Ireland,proved yet again proved why he is a proven match winner. He did not get the opportunity to bat but he bagged two important scalps for the Namibians to get them over the line.

    Matches Runs Wickets 50s/100s Economy
    36 387 38 1/0 7.52

    Gerhard Erasmus Stats IN T20I

    Gerhard Erasmus shall be instrumental in getting the Namibians over the line and helping them replicate last year’s performance. He would look to hold the innings together to go big. 
    Matches Runs Average Strike Rate 50s/100s
    41 1017 36.30 134.90 8/1

    Related: Indian Batsmen with Most Sixes in International Cricket

    Who will win Sri Lanka vs Namibia T20I World Cup 2022  today match?

    • Both Sri Lanka and Namibia have won their last 5 T20I and would be high on confidence with their recent form.
    • Sri Lanka and Namibia have come up against each other once and Sri Lanka have emerged victorious in that fixture.

    Considering form, head to head record and morale of both sides, Sri Lanka are favourites to win as per our Sri Lanka vs Namibia  today match prediction.

    SL vs NAM Dream11 Prediction

    Wicket-keeper:  Kusal Mendis 

    Batsmen: Gerhard Erasmus, JJ Smit, Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa

    All-rounder: David Wiese, Wanindu Hassaranga, Chamika Karunaratne

    Bowlers: Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Ben Shikongo

     Related: Indian Bowlers With most wickets in T20 Internationals

    SL vs NAM Dream11 Captain and Vice Captain

    For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Wanindu Hassaranga, David Wiese

    For Grand League: Pathum Nissanka, Chamika Karunaratne

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