Sri Lanka will begin its World Cup campaign against Namibia, hoping to advance past the first round without incident. This is an opportunity for Namibia to make a name for itself and give the Sri Lankan team a run for its money.
With Ireland and the Netherlands also in the group, Sri Lanka will not leave anything to chance and will aim for a convincing victory. The match will take place on October 18, 2021, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Match Details to Note
Match: Sri Lanka vs Namibia, 4th Match, Group A, ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2021
Date: October 18, 2021 (Monday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Sri Lanka vs Namibia Team Previews
Sri Lanka played a couple of T20 matches against Oman before beginning its T20 World Cup 2021 campaign, which should help it get into a rhythm. The pitch in Abu Dhabi, on the other hand, is likely to be very different from what they encountered in Oman.
The spinners from Sri Lanka will be crucial on this surface, and they should have a significant advantage over Namibia. Players like Akila Dananjaya and Wanindu Hasaranga will be crucial. In fact, we believe that betting on Hasaranga in the Top Bowler Sri Lanka betting market is a good idea.
Avishka Fernando has been in excellent form among the batsmen, and Dasun Shanaka has also performed admirably. Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, and possibly Bhanika Rajapaksa should also be included in the starting eleven.
Sri Lanka should not take Namibia for granted, but it should still have enough in the tank to win comfortably.
Sri Lanka T20 Squad
Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera (wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Predicted XI: Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka/ Dhananjaya de Silva, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando, Akila Dananjaya
Namibia earned a spot in the T20 World Cup 2021 on its own merits and should not be underestimated. Of course, the most well-known player in this lineup is David Wiese (who plays T20 cricket all over the world and has previously represented South Africa), but there are a few others to keep an eye on.
Stephan Baard, Gerhard Erasmus, and Craig Williams should all see time at the plate. The bowling attack will be led by JJ Smit, Ben Shikongo, and David Wiese.
Namibia will not be taken lightly and will put the Sri Lankans to the test, but it will struggle due to a lack of depth and inexperience playing at the highest level.
Namibia T20 Squad
Stephan Baard, Zane Green (wk), Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus (c), David Wiese, JJ Smit, Ruben Trumpelmann, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Jan Frylinck, Pikky Ya France, Ben Shikongo, Michau du Preez, Bernard Scholtz, Michael van Lingen, Karl Birkenstock
Predicted XI: Gerhard Erasmus (c), Pikky Ya France, Stephan Baard, Zane Green (wk), Bernard Scholtz, Craig Williams, David Wiese, Jan Frylinck, JJ Smit, Karl Birkenstock, Ruben Trumpelmann
Sri Lanka vs Namibia Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss will want to field first. In the second half, there may be some dew that makes batting much easier. Chasing should be regarded as a distinct advantage.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
As temperatures in the UAE rise, the weather conditions in Abu Dhabi will improve for cricket. The pitch will be a little difficult. It provides runs with the new ball but becomes much more difficult to score with the older ball. Sri Lanka’s players should be able to take advantage of the slowness of the wicket far more than Namibia’s players.
Sri Lanka vs Namibia Match Prediction
In this match, we’ll stick with the favourites and back Sri Lanka to win. There was a time when Sri Lanka was known for annihilating lower-ranked teams with brutal efficiency. That time has passed, but we remain confident that Sri Lanka has more than enough to defeat Namibia 99 times out of 100.
Sri Lanka is the favorites to beat Namibia at the odds of 1.15.
- Sri Lanka recently completed a two-match series sweep of Oman.
- Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, and Dinesh Chandimal all performed admirably in the T20I series against Oman.
- Namibia recently won all of their games in the UAE Summer T20 Bash.
More Odds & Betting Tips
- Kusal Perera has odds of 3.00 in the top team batsman market for Sri Lanka. BET NOW!
- Craig Williams and Stephen Baard share odds of 4.35 to be the top team batsman for Namibia. BET NOW!
- The newest sensation in Sri Lankan bowling, Wanindu Hasaranga leads to be the top team bowler with 3.50 odds. BET NOW!
- Kusal Perera, an aggressive left-handed batsman from Sri Lanka is priced at 5.50 odds to be the player to score most sixes. BET NOW!
- In the Player of the Match market Kusal Perera is leading with odds of 7.50 and he is followed by Dinesh Chandimal with odds of 8.00. BET NOW!
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