T20 World Cup 2021, Sri Lanka vs Namibia: Sri Lanka will come into a face-off with Namibia in the fourth match of the T20 World Cup 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Both the teams will take on each other for the first time. While Sri Lanka would be brimming with confidence after winning both the warm-up matches. In their first clash, the Lanka squad defeated Bangladesh by massive four wickets.
Bangladesh scored 147-7 in 20 overs with Chameera scalping three wickets. In response to the Tigers average score of 147, the Lankan squad chased the target with six balls to spare. Thanks to a blistering 62 runs knock off 42 balls at a strike rate of 147.62 by Avishka Fernando.
In their second warm-up match, they scored 162-5 against Papua New Guinea, courtesy to Pathum Nissanka (76 off 58) and Avishka Fernando (61 off 37). In reply, PNG managed to put up just 123-7 in the allotted twenty overs.
On the other hand, Namibia is coming into this clash on the back of two losses in their warm-up matches. They lose against Oman and Scotland by 32 and 19 runs, respectively. Thus Namibia would eye a win in their opening clash of the mega event to avoid any hindrance in qualifying for the finals.
With both the teams aiming a win, expect a crackling contest on the grounds of Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Match: Sri Lanka vs Namibia.
Date & Time: 18th October 2021; 7:30 PM.
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
A clear day is on the cards, so a full game of 40 overs without interruptions can be expected.
The pitch at this venue has been relatively good for batting. We can expect scores of around 150+ in both innings. Expect a high-scoring contest in today’s clash.
Kusal Perera (wk), Avishka Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Akila Dananjaya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara.
Stephan Baard, Zane Green (wk), Bernard Scholtz, Craig Williams, David Wiese, Jan Frylinck, JJ Smit, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Ruben Trumpelmann, Gerhard Erasmus (c), Pikky Ya France.
In the last few months, Sri Lanka has played a lot of cricket as compared to its opponents in Namibia. In Contrary to Namibia, they will head into today’s clash on the back of wins in their warm-up matches. After considering the records there are chances of Sri Lanka emerging victorious in today’s clash.
TV and live streaming details
TV: Star Sports Network.
Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar
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