SL vs NAM T20 WC Prediction 16 Oct 2022

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Sri Lanka vs Namibia

ICC T20 World Cup 2022

Sri Lanka
  • Date: 2022-10-16
  • Start Time: 09:30
  • Location: Simonds Stadium, Geelong, Australia
  • Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
  • Format: Twenty20
  • Prediction By: Malcolm Richards

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The wait is over for all cricket fans across the globe and it is now time for one of the most prestigious cricket tournaments in the world. ICC T20 World Cup will mark its beginning with the first fixture between Sri Lanka and Namibia on 16th October, Sunday.

  • Sri Lanka got a major boost after defeating Pakistan in the final game of the Asia Cup 2022
  • Namibia secured a series win this year in May 2022
  • Sri Lanka has match-winning players like Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka, and Wanindu Hasaranga

SL vs NAM – ICC T20 World Cup – Venue Details

Venue: Simonds Stadium, Geelong, Australia

Date: 16th October 2022

Time: 9.30 AM (IST)

SL vs NAM – ICC T20 World Cup – Team Previews

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan cricket has shown some positive signs of recovery and in 2022, the quality of cricket has improved and the Lankan squad has some world-class players in the team. They proved their class by defeating Pakistan in the final game of Asia Cup 2022 and won the trophy in style. The country, which is struggling with economical crises, will be proud of its team and the team itself will be confident about the upcoming T20 World Cup.

Since Asia Cup 2022 final game, Sri Lanka has not played any T20 international fixture. They come as a completely refreshed squad and ready to give a huge shock to their opposition. During the ICC T20 World Cup warm-up game, Sri Lanka faced Zimbabwe and comfortably defeated them by 33 runs. It was a team effort and overall every department of the team contributed to the game.

Pramod Madhusan, the right-arm fast-medium bowler, playing in the 2nd T20I of his career picked 4 for 34 in the final against Pakistan in Dubai. He is also part of the T20 World Cup squad and will be one to watch out for. Kusal Mendis and Danushka are the other two experienced players who will be motivated to break some records in the tournaments.


Namibia is a new team in international cricket but they have already started making waves after their series win in May 2022. In the last year’s tournament, Namibia made headlines by defeating Scotland, Netherlands, and Ireland. They are coming to play against Sri Lanka after scoring a win against Ireland in an ICC T20 warm-up match.

Namibia comes with the highest number of all-rounders any team has ever seen. Bowlers can bat and batters can bowl. Gerard Erasmus couldn’t have asked for anything better. It will be expected that Stephen Baard, Zane Green, and Loftie-Eaton will aid Namibia in getting off to a strong start. The likes of Wiese and Frylinck will be in the roles of match finishers and get Namibia to a competitive total.

SL vs NAM – ICC T20 World Cup – Probable Playing XI

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

Namibia: Stephen Baard, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Gerard Erhasmus (c), Michael van Lingen, David Wiese, Zane Green (wk), Ruben Trupelmann, Jan Fylicnk, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo, Pikky Ya France

SL vs NAM – ICC T20 World Cup – Toss Prediction & Pitch Report

Simonds Stadium is an equally supportive ground for the bowlers and the batsmen. The game will be an equal contest. According to stats, teams chasing have more matches and hence the toss-winning team should opt to bowl first.

SL vs NAM – ICC T20 World Cup – Match Prediction

Namibia is a new team on the ground and Sri Lanka carries a much more experience than their opposition. It will be a comfortable win for Sri Lanka and they will start their ICC T20 World Cup campaign on a positive note.