The highly-anticipated T20 World Cup 2022 will begin on Sunday, October 16, with Sri Lanka taking up Namibia within the opening match at Simonds Stadium in Geelong.
The Islanders have arrived in Australia with their chin excessive after their latest spectacular efficiency within the Asia Cup 2022, the place they beat Pakistan to clinch the title. Namibia, then again, are nonetheless comparatively new within the ICC occasions however are anticipated to hold confidence from their marketing campaign within the earlier version of the multi-team match.
To date, the Simonds Stadium hosted just one T20I match again in 2017, and curiously, Sri Lanka performed that sport towards Australia and gained by 2 wickets. The observe at this venue gives first rate assist to batters, however bowlers can have some benefit within the preliminary part of the competition. Chasing appears to be a perfect alternative right here.
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Dilshan Madushanka, Maheesh Theekshana
Namibia: Gerhard Erasmus (c), Stephan Baard, Michael van Lingen, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, David Wiese, Zane Inexperienced (wk), JJ Smit, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo, Pikky Ya France.
- Sri Lanka wins the toss and bowls first
- Powerplay rating: 35-40
- Namibia complete: 140-150
- Namibia wins the toss and bowls first
- Powerplay rating: 45-55
- Sri Lanka complete: 160-170
Workforce batting second to win the competition.