Cricket Free Tips | ICC T20 World Cup 2022, Group A- Match 1: SL vs NAM – Zaher Sports

Cricket Free Tips | ICC T20 World Cup 2022, Group A- Match 1: SL vs NAM – Zaher Sports

SL vs NAM Match Details 

Match: Sri Lanka vs Namibia, Group A- Match 1 | ICC T20 World Cup 2022

Date: Sunday, 16 October 2022

Time: 9:30 (GMT+5.5) / 10:00 (GMT+6)

Format: T20I

Venue: Kardinia Park, Geelong

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  • In the most recent Asia Cup, Sri Lanka won the championship by defeating India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
  • In May 2022, Namibia defeated India 3-0 in their most recent T20I series.
  • Three Sri Lankan players—Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka, and Wanindu Hasaranga—won their respective games.

Namibia and Sri Lanka face off in the opening match of the 2022 T20 World Cup on Sunday afternoon in Pool A in Geelong. Both teams advanced to the “Super 12” stage in the UAE after playing each other in Pool A of the 2021 T20 World Cup. Kardinia Park will host the game at 15:30 local time.

Sri Lanka enters this competition having won the 2022 Asia Cup. They will be very confident of starting off on top despite the fact that the competition’s conditions will be very different.

During the 2021 T20 World Cup, Namibia gained a lot of new fans, and they are optimistic they can do the same in Australia. But this is a challenging first game.

SL vs NAM Weather Report

In Geelong, it will be partly cloudy the entire time of this game. The temperature won’t rise over 15 degrees.

SL vs NAM Match Toss Prediction

In their victorious Asia Cup campaign, Sri Lanka decided to field first, and we anticipate that both teams will do the same in this opening encounter.

SL vs NAM Pitch Report

At Kardinia Park, the pitch is fast and provides a decent batting surface. A par score ranges between 195 and 205.

Sri Lanka Team News & Probable Playing XIs

All of Chris Silverwood’s team’s 2022 Asia Cup champions are available, and we anticipate seeing a very identical lineup in this opening match of the T20 World Cup as we did in the championship game in Dubai last month. The Sri Lankan team is not currently dealing with any injuries.

Recent form – W W W W W

Sri Lanka’s Probable XI

Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhanajaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Pramod Madushan, Maheesh Theekshana, and Dushmantha Chameera.

Namibia Team News & Probable Playing XIs

After successfully guiding them to the Super 12 stage in 2021, Gerhard Erasmus will take charge of the team once more. They have a fantastic balance of seasoned players like David Wiese and Jan Frylinck and intriguing up-and-comers like Divan La Cock.

Recent form – W W L W L

Namibia’s Probable XI

Gerhard Erasmus (c), Zane Green (wk), Divan La Cock, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, David Wiese, Stephan Baard, Jan Frylinck, Pikky Ya France, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz, and Ben Shikongo.

SL vs NAM Head-to-Head Stats (Last 1 match)

Team Won  Lost
Sri Lanka 1 0
Namibia 0 1

SL vs NAM – Group A- Match 1, Dream 11



  • Bhanuka Rajapaksa (c)
  • Pathum Nissanka
  • Gerhard Erasmus


  • Dasun Shanaka
  • David Weise
  • Wanindu Hasaranga (vc)
  • Jan Frylinck


  • Dushmantha Chameera
  • Bernard Scholtz
  • Maheesh Theekshana

SL vs NAM – Group A- Match 1, Dream 11

SL vs NAM Prediction

Winning the toss

Top batsman

  • Sri Lanka – Dasun Shanaka 
  • Namibia – Gerhard Erasmus

Top bowler

  • Sri Lanka – Wanindu Hasaranga
  • Namibia – Jan Frylinck

Most sixes

  • Sri Lanka – Bhanuka Rajapaksa
  • Namibia – Gerhard Erasmus

Player of the Match

  • Sri Lanka – Wanindu Hasaranga

Team Scores Batting First

  • Sri Lanka – 165+
  • Namibia – 130+

Sri Lanka is the favourite to win this match.

Given their recent success in this format, both teams are expected to open the 2022 T20 World Cup with a high-calibre match. Namibia is a talented team that is becoming better, but we anticipate that Sri Lanka will be stronger than Namibia and win this game.

Cricket Free Tips | ICC T20 World Cup 2022, Group A- Match 1: SL vs NAM – Zaher Sports


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