Sri Lanka v Namibia T20 World Cup Tips


Sri Lanka vs Namibia Match Details

  • Date: 2022-10-16
  • Start Time: 09:30
  • Location: Simonds Stadium, Geelong
  • Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
  • Format: Twenty20
  • Tipster: Brian Thorpe

Tip Summary

  • Sri Lanka and Namibia will be playing the first T20 World Cup 2022 match on Sunday.
  • Both teams will be eager to give their best performance as the top two will qualify for the Super 12 round. 
  • Sri Lanka and Namibia are coming into the game after winning their respective warm-up games. 

The 2022 edition of the ICC T20 World Cup kick starts on Sunday at the Simonds Stadium in Geelong. A total of eight teams, divided into two groups of four teams each, will be playing in the Qualifying round. The top two sides from both groups will join the Super 12 round, which commences on October 22. In the curtain-raiser, we have Sri Lanka locking horns with Namibia. They form a part of Group A with the United Arab Emirates and the Netherlands. 

Sri Lanka were brilliant in their warm-up match against Zimbabwe. The team cruised to a victory by 33 runs by successfully defending 188 runs in 20 overs. Namibia also registered a victory in their warm-up match against Ireland by 11 runs. The team delivered a headline performance with the ball as Ireland scored only 127 runs in 20 overs. Notably, Sri Lanka will have an edge on Sunday as they recently won the Asia Cup 2022 by defeating the likes of India and Pakistan.

Sri Lanka vs Namibia Tips

Player of the Match: Kusal Mendis

Player Of The Match
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
  • Date: 2022-10-16
  • Best Odds: 7.00 @ Dafabet

Sri Lanka’s opening batter Kusal Mendis is likely to be the player of the match on Sunday. The 27-year-old is in a good form in the shortest format of the game. He was the only batter to show intent in the warm-up match against Zimbabwe. Mendis slammed 54 runs off just 29 balls to steer his team to a total of 188 runs in their allotted 20 overs. He was also the third-highest run-getter for the island nation during the Asia Cup. In six matches, Mendis smacked 166 runs at a strike rate of 156.57 and an average of over 25.

Top Namibia batter: Gerhard Erasmus

Top Batter
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022

Namibia will be hoping for a splendid performance from their captain Gerhard Erasmus as they eye a promising start to the T20 World Cup campaign on Sunday. In 35 T20 Internationals so far, Erasmus has accumulated 916 runs at an average of 35.23 and an impressive strike rate of 132.37. He also looked in a fine rhythm during the warm-up against Ireland. The 27-year-old scored not our 34 runs with the help of three boundaries.

Top wicket-taker of the match: Wanindu Hasaranga

Top Wicket Taker
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
  • Date: 2022-10-16
  • Best Odds: 6.50 @ 10Cric

The spin all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga will be the best bowler during the Sri Lanka vs Namibia encounter. Hasaranga was the top wicket-taker for the island nation during the Asia Cup 2022. He played a major role in his team’s victory by picking up nine wickets in six matches at an average of 18.89. Moreover, the spinner has experience playing on Australian pitches. He was the only positive for Sri Lanka when they travelled to Australia earlier this year for the T20I series. Royal Challengers Bangalore spinner picked five wickets in two T20 Internationals while maintaining an average of 14.20 and an economy rate of 8.88.