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ICC T20 World Cup 2022: SL vs NAM Head to Head, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Key Players for 1st Match



SL vs NAM Head to Head, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Key Players

SL vs NAM Head to Head, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Key Players for 1st Match: Sri Lanka and Namibia will play the first T20 World Cup 2022 match on Sunday. The match will be held at Simonds Stadium in Geelong. There are four teams in Group A including UAE, Sr Lanka, Netherlands, and Namibia.

The top two teams will be part Super 12 Stage which will start next Saturday.

However, both teams played in the warm-up matches and won one match each while one match was abandoned without a ball bowled due to rain.

Teams: Sri Lanka vs Namibia

Date: 16th October 2022

Venue – Simonds Stadium, Geelong

Match: ICC T20 World Cup

ICC T20 World Cup 2022 SL vs NAM Pitch Report:

The pitch is balanced and will favor both batsmen and bowlers. However, the first game was played in 2017 between Sr Lanka and Australia. Toss winning team will chase the run as first-second batting would be easier than the first.

Total Match Played: 1

Batting First Won: 0

Batting Second Won: 01

Average 1st Inns scores: 170

ICC T20 World Cup 2022 SL vs NAM Playing XI:

Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, D Gunathilaka, B Rajapaksa, D Shanaka(C), D de Silva, W Hasaranga, C Karunaratne, K Mendis, M Theekshana, D Chameera, D Madushanka

Namibia: Gerhard Erasmus(C), Divan la Cock, Jonathan Smit, D Wiese, M van Lingen, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Zane Green, Jan Frylinck, R Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo

ICC T20 World Cup 2022 SL vs NAM Head-to-Head Record:

Total Matches Played in the Last 3 Years- 1

Matches Won By Sri Lanka – 1

Matches Won By Namibia – 0

Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk): Bat – M-1, R-42*, Sr-155

Wanindu Hasaranga: Bowl – M-1, Inn-1, W-2, Sr-12

Maheesh Theekshana: Bowl – M-1, Inn-1, W-3, Sr-8

Gerhard Erasmus(C): Bat – M-1, R-20, Ave-20, Sr-105

JJ Smit: Bowl – M-1, Inn-1, W-1, Sr-6

ICC T20 World Cup 2022 SL vs NAM Key Players:

Kushal Mendis: He made 155 runs in six matches at an average of 25.83 and a strike rate of 156.56. In the first warm-up game against Zimbabwe, he scored 54 runs off 29 deliveries and helped Sri Lanka post a total of 188 runs on the board.

Wanindu Hasaranga: He was the leading wicket-taker for Sri Lanka in the tournament. In the warm-up game, he made 37 runs off 14 deliveries which consisted of four fours and two sixes.

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David Wiese: Best all-rounder did an exceptional job for Namibia with the ball as he picked two wickets in his spell of 3.5 overs and gave away just 16 runs.

Gerhard Erasmus: In the warm-up game, he picked two wickets for 39 runs in four overs.

Chamika Karunaratne: He made 66 runs as well at a strike rate of 103.12 in the tournament. He picked two wickets for 26 runs in three overs in the warm-up game.

ICC T20 World Cup 2022 SL vs NAM Dream11 Team:

WK: K Mendis

Batsmen: J Smit, G Erasmus, Nissanka

AR: D Wiese, W Hasaranga, Jan Frylinck, D Silva

Bowler: D Chameera, D Madushanka, Bernard Scholtz

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