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| On Oct 17, 2021 11:30 PM IST

SL vs NAM T20 World Cup 2021: Possible Playing 11 of Sri Lanka

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SL Playing 11: In the Match 4 of the T20 World Cup 2021, Sri Lanka team will clash with the Namibia team. They won their both warmup matches and will be confident about their performances.

The Sri Lanka team won their last warmup fixture against Papua New Guinea. They posted a good total of 162 runs on the board, with the contributions of Avishka Fernando and Pathum Nissanka. Then the duo of Wanindu Hasarnga and Dushmantha Chameera picked 2 wickets each, and other bowlers supported them well to contain the opposition and win by 39 runs. It was a fine team effort by Sri Lanka team to win the match.


Team News

  • The team is expected to bring their A players for the opening fixture.
  • No injury issues in the Sri Lanka team for their match against Namibia.

SL Playing 11 (likely)

The Sri Lanka team have put up an impressive team for the T20 World Cup 2021. They will look to continue their good form as of the warmup matches, which got concluded last week and the 2 wins would surely keep them upbeat ahead of the match against Namibia.

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The opening combination can be Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Perera, with both players doing well for the Sri Lanka team at the top order in their respective careers. While Avishka Fernando scored most runs for Sri Lanka in warmup matches, and players like Silva and Chandimal would look to provide stability. The team’s main bowlers will be Dushmantha Cameera and Wanindu Hasaranga.

SL Playing 11 (likely)

1. Kusal Perera
2. Pathum Nissanka
3. Avishka Fernando
4. Dinesh Chandimal (wk)
5. Dhananjaya De Silva
6. Dasun Shanaka (c)
7. Chamika Karunaratne
8. Dushmantha Chameera
9. Akila Dananjaya
10. Wanindu Hasaranga
11. Lahiru Kumara

Sri Lanka Squad

Sri Lanka Squad: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya De Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Akila Dananjaya, Binura Fernando.


Where to Watch SL vs NAM Live T20 World Cup 2021

WATCH SL vs NAM T20 World Cup 2021 LIVE on Star Sports 1 and Disney+ Hotstar. These are the qualifiers, and the top 2 teams from each group will qualify for the Super 12 stage. This means the Star Sports network can get good viewership, and the Disney+Hotstar getting millions of visitors as well. The crowds have been allowed to watch the matches in Stadium, with the decrease in covid cases. The Sri Lanka vs Namibia Match 4 of the T20 World Cup 2021 will be live on Star Sports 1. You can purchase Disney+ Hotstar VIP and Premium Plans Online to stream the T20 World Cup 2021.


4 Fantasy picks for Sri Lanka vs Namibia from SL

1. Avishka Fernando

The top order batsman has been impressive with his performances in the warmup matches, and the past international series. He has displayed fine ball striking abilities and can give the team a stable start. In 63 T20 matches, Avishka has scored 1499 runs.

Name Matches Runs Average
Avishka Fernando 63 1499 25.84

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2. Kusal Perera

The opener of the Sri Lanka team will be looking to be at his best after recovering from the injury. He scored only 4 runs in the warmup fixture against Bangladesh. But, he is the only batsman to score 3 hundreds in T20I, and with that track record and experience, he is expected to perform well.

Name Matches Runs Average
Kusal Perera 89 2495 30.80

3. Wanindu Hasaranga

The spinner will play a main role in the pitches assisting his style of bowling. The pitch will hold up a bit, and will be little hard for the batters to score along the line of the ball. Hasaranga has been a terrific player for the team in the white ball cricket, and has scalped 36 wickets in 25 matches.

Name Matches Wickets Average
Wanindu Hasaranga 25 36 15.47

4. Dasun Shanaka

The captain of Sri Lanka team will be crucial in containing runs in the middle overs with his variations. He has led the team well and maintained the composure well in pressure situations. Dasun can also be reliable with his ball striking capabilities to finish the innings well. In 117 T20s, he has 2510 runs and 34 wickets.

Name Matches Runs/Wickets Average
Dasun Shanaka 117 2510/34 28.85/31.47

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