Sri Lanka and Namibia will face each other on Sunday in game one of the ICC Men’s 2022 T20 World Cup — here is a preview and Dream11 fantasy tips for SL v NAM.

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In last year’s T20 World Cup, both Sri Lanka and Namibia made it through the first round stage and qualified for the Super 12s. In their match against each other Sri Lanka won by seven wickets after Namibia were bowled out for 96. Both teams have had successful years. In September, Sri Lanka won the Asia Cup. Whilst in May, Namibia beat Zimbabwe 3-2 to record their first series victory over a full member side.

Head-to-head record

Overall: SL 1 – 0 Namibia
Since 2019: SL 1 – 0 Namibia

SL v NAM Dream11 fantasy tips

  • David Wiese is Namibia’s dangerman in the middle, capable of providing powerful hitting as well as a number of handy overs. Gerhard Erasmus, their captain, has been a talismanic leader for them in the past and is another one to watch.
  • Sri Lanka will be looking to Wanindu Hasaranaga and Maheesh Theekshana to perform as their star spinners and could lead Sri Lanka to victory.
  • In terms of fast bowlers, Sri Lanka’s pacers could prove the difference, with the likes of Dilshan Madushanka, Dushmantha Chameera and Lahiru Kumara all capable of bowling at over 140kph. Namibia, on the other hand, will be hoping their left-arm seam attack of Ruben Trumpelmann, Tangeni Lungameni, JJ Smit and Jan Frylinck will excel as their point of difference.

Probable XI for SL v NAM

Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushmantha Chameera

Namibia: Michael van Lingen, Divan La Cock, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Gerhard Erasmus, Zane Green, David Wiese, Jan Frylinck, JJ Smith, Ruben Trumpelmann, , Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo


ICC World T20 2021: Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets with 39 balls remaining.

SL NAM Dream11 Team

Potential swaps
Pikky Ya France for Bernard Scholtz

Captaincy options
Wanindu Hasaranga, David Wiese, Maheesh Theekshana, Gerhard Erasmus