| On Oct 18, 2021 10:40 AM IST

SL vs NAM Dream11 Team, T20 World Cup Today’s Match Prediction: Who will win?

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SL vs NAM Dream11 Today Match Prediction: Group A matches will get underway on the 18th of October. In the second match of the day, Sri Lanka will take on the minnows Namibia to ensure a place in the Super 12. Namibia showed great promise in the warmup matches, and this match promises to be an entertaining one.

SL vs NAM T20 World Cup Dream11 Prediction

Ireland

  • Sri Lanka won both the warm-up games (against Papua New Guinea and Bangladesh) that they played ahead of the T20 World Cup.
  • They also played a series against Oman just before the warmups and tasted success there.
  • Avishka Fernando starred with the bat for Sri Lanka as scored 123 runs from 2 warmup matches.

Namibia

  • Namibia lost both the warmup matches (against Oman and  Scotland).
  • Craig Williams starred with the bat in the warmups wherein he scored 81 from 2 innings.

SL vs NAM Today Match Prediction

Both teams have got enough match practice coming into this tournament. Sri Lanka played 2 warm-up matches against Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea respectively. Namibia on the other hand played 2 warm-up matches against Scotland and Oman respectively. Sri Lanka is a far superior side to Namibia and they should be winning this match at any cost. The fact that they are forced to play the group matches itself is a surprise for anyone who has seen Sri Lankan cricket in the 2000s. This should be a proper one-sided game.

SL vs NAM Winning Chances

This is a no-brainer. Namibia stands nowhere closer to Sri Lanka in terms of personnel at hand or the talent that they possess. Sri Lanka will have to bottle it in unimaginable ways to give Namibia a chance to upset them. In normal circumstances, this won’t happen and Sri Lanka should be able to win it easily. Even the prominent betting sites are also suggesting the same.

Betway- IRE- 1.66, NED- 2.10

Playing 11 For Today’s Match

Both teams have tested their bench strength to the fullest in the warm-up matches and have got a fair idea of how each player is performing in the current scenario and conditions. These warm-up matches would have been enough for them to find and field their best possible eleven for the ultimate clash.

SL Playing 11

Avishka Fernando
Dinesh Chandimal
Kusal Perera
Charith Asalanka
Dasun Shanaka (c)
Wanindu Hasaranga
Dhananjaya de Silva
Dushmantha Chameera
Chamika Karunaratne
Akila Dananjaya
Maheesh Theekshana

Avishka Fernando

He was the leading run-scorer in the warmup matches and will be looking to continue that good run in the main tournament as well.

Matches Runs Average
65 1615 26.27

 

Dushmantha Chameera

He has been in fine form in the warmups and the series held prior to that. He is very much important for Sri Lanka’s chances with the ball.

Matches Wickets Economy
64 60 7.63

NAM Playing 11

Stephan Baard
Zane Green
Craig Williams
Gerhard Erasmus (c)
David Wiese
JJ Smit
Jan Frylinck
Ruben Trumpelmann
Bernard Scholtz
Pikky Ya France
Karl Birkenstock

Craig Williams

Williams was in sublime form in the warmups and is vital for Namibia’s chances if they are to post a good total against the island nation.

Matches Runs Wickets
96 2247 39

David Wiese

He is a T20 legend and his presence will do good for Namibia in this prestigious tournament.

Matches Runs Wicket
266 2858 208

For more Today Match Predictions, click here.

Midhun M Menon

An engineer who watches, plays, and writes cricket. Out here to tell you interesting stories from 22 yards and beyond.

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