SL vs NAM Match Details, ICC T20 World Cup 2022
The opening fixture of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 between Sri Lanka and Namibia will be played on October 16 at the Simonds Stadium in Geelong. The game is set to take place at 9:30 AM IST.
SL vs NAM, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, Group A, Match 1
Date and Time: 16th October 2022, 9:30 AM IST
Venue: Simonds Stadium, Geelong
Exclusive Broadcaster: Star Sports
Live Streaming: Hotstar
SL vs NAM pitch report for ICC T20 World Cup 2022, Match 1
The pitch in Geelong is a decent one to bat on with the average score being 175. While the dimensions of the ground will play a big role, there is some help available for the pacers, who have accounted for 16 out of 18 wickets at the venue. Thirty-three percent of the wickets have fallen in the powerplay phase. Both teams will look to bat first, with the pitch not expected to change much during the course of the game.
Matches won by teams batting first: 0
Matches won by teams bowling first: 1
1st-innings score: 173
2nd-innings score: 176
SL vs NAM Form Guide
Sri Lanka: WWW
SL vs NAM probable playing 11s for today’s match
Sri Lanka injury/team news
No injury concerns for Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka probable playing 11
Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana and Dilshan Madushanka.
Namibia injury/team news
No injury concerns for Namibia.
Namibia probable playing 11
Divan la Cock, Michael van Lingen, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Gerhard Erasmus (c), David Wiese, JJ Smit, Zane Green (wk), Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz, Jan Frylinck and Karl Birkenstock/Tangeni Lungameni.
SL vs NAM Dream11 match top picks
Top Wicketkeeper Pick
Bhanuka Rajapaksa (27 matches, 541 runs, SR: 139.43)
Bhanuka Rajapaksa was one of Sri Lanka’s top performers in the Asia Cup, scoring 191 runs in six matches at a strike rate of 149.22. He has a T20I strike rate of 139, holding him in good stead. With the southpaw expected to take up the floater’s role, Rajapaksa is a top pick for your SL vs NAM Dream11 prediction team.
Top Batter Pick
Gerhard Erasmus (35 matches, 916 runs, Average: 35.23)
Gerhard Erasmus is one of Namibia’s best batters with a T20I average of 35.23. He has eight 50-plus scores in 35 matches in this format. With Erasmus in decent form, he is a good addition to your SL vs NAM Dream11 prediction team.
Top All-rounder Pick
JJ Smit (26 matches, 509 runs, 31 wickets)
JJ Smit is a talented allrounder with a T20I strike rate of 147. He is also a consistent performer with the ball, averaging 17.1 with his left-arm pace. Given the conditions on offer and his skill-set, Smit is a must-have in your SL vs NAM Dream11 prediction team
Top Bowler Pick
Maheesh Theekshana (24 matches, 22 wickets, ER: 6.52)
Maheesh Theekshana has been in fine form in this format, picking up 22 wickets in 24 matches. His variations have served Sri Lanka well in the powerplay and middle overs. In his previous outing against Namibia, Theekshana took three wickets and was adjudged the Player of the Match. With Theekshana likely to enjoy the conditions, he is a good selection for your SL vs NAM Dream11 prediction team.
SL vs NAM Dream11