World T20 Series 2022, Group A , Match 1- SL vs NAM Preview and Fantasy Prediction
World T20 Series 2022
Group A, Match 1- SL vs NAM
Sri Lanka will be aiming for a strong showing in the T20 World Series after winning the Asia Cup. To advance to the Super 12s, players must first pass a qualification round, though. SL would think they could compete with nations like Namibia, the Netherlands, and the UAE.
Their opening match will be against Namibia. Despite being the early favourites, Sri Lanka will have to be watchful. Namibia has some strong players who can surprise Sri Lanka. Before this encounter, Namibia and Sri Lanka played a warm-up game in which both teams triumphed. Namibia defeated Ireland while Sri Lanka defeated Zimbabwe.
Match: SL vs NAM, 1st Match, Group A, T20 World Series 2022
Date: Sunday, October 16, 2022
Time: 9:30 AM
Venue: Simonds Stadium, Geelong
Pitch and Weather Report
The ground should be favourable for batting. It is simple to score runs in Australia since the wickets are hard. The increased bounce, though, gives the bowlers a little advantage.
A greater than 50% probability of rain will make for a chilly and overcast day. The players will find it to be quite difficult because the temperature can drop to 4 degrees.
SL: Kusal Mendis (wk), Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Pramod Madushan, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lahiru Kumara, Charith Asalanka
NAM: Gerhard Erasmus (c), Zane Green (wk), Stephan Baard, David Wiese, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Pikky Ya France, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz, Tangeni Lungameni, Ben Shikongo, Michael van Lingen, Lohandre Louwrens, Karl Birkenstock, Divan la Cock
Probable Playing XIs
SL: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (capt), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara
NAM: Stephan Baard, Michael van Lingen, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Gerhard Erasmus (capt), David Wiese, Zane Green, Ruben Trumpelmann, Jan Frylinck, Bernard Scholtz, Pikky Ya France, Ben Shikong
Hot Fantasy Picks
(i) Kusal Mendis: The wicket keeper batter has been a revelation at the top of the order. He is technically sound, quick between the wickets and has an impressive record in white ball cricket.
(i) Bhanuka Rajapaksa: The southpaw is coming on the back of a successful Asia T20. Fancy the dynamic batter to do well in this game
(ii) Stephen Baard: The veteran batter will hold the key for his side in the batting department. He is a sweet timer of the cricket ball with abundance of white ball experience.
(i) Wanindu Hasaranaga: He is SL’s go to guy with both bat and ball in hand. He will be riding high on confidence after a stellar Asia T20 2022. With 432 runs and 66 wickets to his name, Hasaranga is a star all rounder and will certainly be the one to keep an eye on.
(i) Mahesh Theekshana: Theekshana is widely recognised for his prowess as a mystery spinner. He will play a pivotal role in determining the success of his side in this competition.
(ii) Dushmantha Chameera: The lanky pacer will enjoy bowling on this track. He is quick, accurate and can surprise opposition batters with his searing bouncers.
Sri Lanka are overwhelming favourites to win this encounter. We fancy them to win this encounter.
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