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

Updated on: Oct 18, 2022 1:07 pm IST

  • Sri Lanka vs United Arab Emirates Dream11

    SL vs UAE Dream11 Prediction : The World Cup has commenced and the very first day we witnessed all the four teams of Group A in action. The first match of the world cup turned out to be an upset as Namibia beat the Lankans by a huge margin of 55 runs. The Sri Lankans leaked too many runs at the death and none of the batters stood up with the bat. UAE, on the other hand, lost a close fought game against Netherlands. Netherlands just managed to get past UAE by 3 wickets with a ball to spare.

    SL vs UAE Dream11 Team Prediction for Today Match

    Sri Lanka Vs United Arab Emirates, Match 6 of T20 World Cup
    18 October, 1:30 PM IST
    Simonds Stadium, Geelong.

    Where to watch SL vs UAE  Live?

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

    T20 World Cup 2022 Points Table

                                      Group A Points Table
    Teams  Played Won  Lost  No Result Points NRR
    Namibia 1 1 0 0 2 2.75
    Netherlands 1 1 0 0 2 0.097
    UAE 1 0 1 0 0 -0.097
    Sri Lanka 1 0 1 0 0 -2.75

    Sri Lanka vs United Arab Emirates Pitch Report

     The pitch offers assistance to both batters and bowlers and can get slower as the match progresses. The par score is expected to be 150-160 runs. The dimensions on the square of the wicket are quite short and batters would look to exploit that part of the ground.

    Last result at the venue

    Namibia (163/7 in 20 overs) beat Sri Lanka (108 all out) by 55 runs.

    Netherlands(112/7 in 19.5 overs) beat United Arab Emirates (111/8 in 20 overs) by 3 wickets.

    Form Guide

    Sri Lanka – W W W W L

    United Arab Emirates – L L L L L

    Related: Indian Batsmen with Most Sixes in International Cricket

    SL Playing 11

    • Sri Lanka faced a massive defeat to the hands of Namibia which means they did not just lose the game but lost it big, which had an effect on their Net Run Rate. They will have to win by a big margin in order to get through to the Super 12.
    • Namibia were 95/6 at the end of 15 overs. From thereon, they went on to put up a total of 163. The Asia Cup Champions gave away 68 runs in 5 overs. Sri Lanka will have to improve their death bowling if they want to give themselves any chance of a Super 12 berth.
    • None of the batters clicked against Namibia. The game against Namibia comes as a wake up call for the Sri Lankans and they should assess their game and find solutions to their problems.

    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

    Maheesh Theekshana Stats in T20I

    The right arm off break bowler has just  begun his career and he has still managed to create an impact with his off breaks. He was the pick of the bowlers even in the game against Namibia.

    Matches Wickets Economy 4W Recent Form
    25 23 6.49 0 1/29, 1/29, 2/21, 1/25, 1/27

    Pathum Nissanka Stats in T20I

    Pathum Nissanka might not be as explosive as his opening partner but his ability to pace his innings and steady the run flow for his team has been widely appreciated. He can be as lethal as anyone if  he is on song.

    Matches Runs Average 50s/100s Recent Form
    30 810 28.93 7/0 35(28), 52(37), 55(48), 8(11), 9(10).

    UAE  Playing 11

    • UAE gave a great fight to the Netherlands to defend a score as low as 111. However, they need to improve their batting. Apart from Muhammad Waseem all the other batters failed to impress.
    • Junaid Siddique impressed everyone with his bowling and he was the pick of the bowlers for UAE.
    • UAE need to better their efforts on the field. The captain CP Rizwan put down a regulation catch which cost them the match. Thus, UAE need to pull up their socks and field well in the next game.
    • Given the nature of the result, UAE are expected to play the same side for this encounter.

    1. Chirag Suri
    2. Muhammad Waseem
    3. Vriitya Aravind(wk)
    4. CP Rizwan(C)
    5. Basil Hameed
    6. Zawar Farid
    7. Afzal Khan
    8. Kashif Daud
    9. Karthik Meiyappan
    10.Junaid Siddique
    11.Zahoor Khan

    Muhammad Waseem Stats In T20I

    Muhammad Waseem has been exceptional with the bat for UAE. A lot relies on his shoulders if UAE are to have any kind of a chance for the next round. His striking ability has grabbed quite a lot of attention in recent times.

    Matches Runs Average Strike Rate 50s/100s
    17 650 40.60 152.60 4/2

    Junaid Siddique Stats In T20I

    Junaid Siddique was the pick of the bowlers against Netherlands. It was due to his bowling that UAE at one stage looked good enough to defend a total as low as 111.

    T20Is Wickets Economy Strike Rate 4W
    25 29 7.42 18.30 1

    Related: Indian Batsmen with Most Runs in T20 Internationals

    Who will win Sri Lanka vs United Arab Emirates today match?

    • Both the teams did not have a good opening game and they should look to pounce upon the opportunity and gain some momentum going ahead in the tournament.
    • Sri Lanka have faced UAE only once in T20I and the Sri Lankans have got the better of their opponents in that game.
    • Sri Lanka look stronger on paper as compared to UAE, but yeah, be ready for upsets.

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

    SL vs UAE Dream11 Prediction

    Wicket-keeper: Kusal Mendis 

    Batters: Muhammad Waseem, Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 

    All-rounder: Wanindu Hassaranga, Dasun Shanaka, Afzal Khan

    Bowlers: Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Karthik Meiyappan, Junaid Siddique.

    Related: Indian Bowlers With most wickets in T20 Internationals

    SL vs UAE Dream11 Captain and Vice Captain

    For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Pathum Nissanka, Muhammad Waseem.

    For Grand League: Wanindu Hassaranga, Muhammad Waseem.

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