Sri Lanka will start its World Cup campaign against Namibia. Also, it looks to make its way out from the first round without any hiccups. For Namibia, this is an opportunity to make a name for itself and give the Sri Lankan team a run for its money.
There are Ireland and Netherlands also in the same group. Sri Lanka would not want to leave anything to chance and will press for a resounding win.
SL VS NAM TEAM PREVIEWS
Sri Lanka has played a couple of T20 matches against Oman before starting its T20 World Cup 2021 campaign. Also, that should help it get in the groove of things. However, the pitch at Abu Dhabi is likely to be a lot different than what they found in Oman.
The Sri Lankan spinners will be key on this surface. Also, that is an area where it should have a big advantage over Namibia. Players like Akila Dananjaya and Wanindu Hasaranga are going to be the key. We think betting on Hasaranga in the Top Bowler Sri Lanka betting market is not a bad idea at all.
Surely Avishka Fernando has been in terrific touch while Dasun Shanaka has also done well. Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, and Bhanika Rajapaksa will be in the playing eleven as well.
Sri Lanka should not take Namibia for granted but it still should have enough in the tank to be able to win quite comfortably.
Namibia has won a place in the T20 World Cup 2021 by its merit. Also, cannot be underestimated. Of course, the most famous player in this lineup is David Wiese. He plays T20 cricket around the world and has represented South Africa in the past. Still, there are other players to watch out for as well.
Stephan Baard, Gerhard Erasmus, and Craig Williams should all find a place in the batting lineup. JJ Smit, Ben Shikongo, and David Wiese will lead the bowling attack.
Namibia is not going to be a pushover and will test the Sri Lankans but it will struggle because of a lack of depth and inexperience playing cricket at the highest level.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The weather conditions in Abu Dhabi are going to be good for cricket as temperatures become more comfortable in UAE. The pitch is going to be a bit challenging. It offers up runs with the new ball but becomes much more difficult to score as the ball becomes older. Sri Lanka’s players should be able to use the slowness of the wicket to their advantage much more than Namibia’s players.