SL vs NAM Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing 11, and Fantasy Cricket Tips of ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022 : 1st Match

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Sri Lanka vs Namibia will play in the 1st match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at Simonds Stadium, Geelong. 

Sri Lanka:

The 1st match of the much-awaited ICC T20 World Cup will see the Sri Lankans taking on Namibia. Sri Lanka looks like the clear favorite to win this game and will look to win it convincingly.

With the bat, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, and Dhananjaya De Silva will be the key at the top and are likely to score big in this game. Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Dasun Shanaka will do the finishing duties with the bat.

With the ball, Dushmantha Chameera and Dilshan Madushanka will be the main pacers along with Chamika Karunaratne. Whereas, Wanindu Hasaranga will be their key spinner who is in outstanding form along with Maheesh Theekshana.

Sri Lanka will look to win this by a big margin and be on top of the points table to enter the Super 12s.


Namibia did a very good job in the last T20 World Cup which was held in Dubai and played very well in the group stage and reached the Super 12s.

David Wiese will be the most important player for them and will contribute with both bat and ball and will look to play some positive cricket. Grehard Eramus and JJ Smit will be other key batters for the team.

With the ball, Ruben Trumpelmann and Jan Frylinck will be their key pacers along with David Wiese and Ben Shikongo. Whereas, Bernard Scholtz will be their lead spinner in the tournament.

Sri Lanka vs Namibia Match Details

SL vs NAM, 1st Match, ICC T20 World Cup 2022.

Date: 16th October, 2022

Time: 9:30 AM IST.

Venue: Simonds Stadium, Geelong. 

SL vs NAM Pitch Report 2022

Average 1st Innings score: 173

Average 2nd innings score: 176

(The average score based on the overall T20I matches played on the ground so far)

The pitch is expected to be very good for batting with short boundaries on both sides with not much help for the bowlers. Winning the toss and bowling first will be ideal.

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SL vs NAM Live Streaming

The live streaming of Sri Lanka vs Namibia, 1st match will be available on the Star Sports Network and will also be available on the Hotstar App.

You can also catch the live commentary, scorecard, and latest updates of the 1st match between SL vs NAM by clicking here SL vs NAM Live Score.

SL vs NAM Head to Head

Matches Played: 1

SL Won: 1

NAM Won: 0

Tied: 0

No Result: 0

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Team News (SL vs NAM)

Sri Lanka:

  • Dushmantha Chameera is back into the squad after missing out the Asia Cup due to a injury.


  • They have announced 16-member squad with David Wiese being the most important player on the team.

SL vs NAM Probable Playing 11

Sri Lanka:

Player NameRole
Pathum NissankaRHB
Kusal Mendis (WK)RHB
Dhananjaya De SilvaRHB+RAO
Danushka GunathilakaLHB
Bhanuka RajapaksaLHB
Dasun Shanaka (C)RHB+RAFM
Wanindu HasarangaRHB+RAL
Chamika KarunaratneRHB+RAFM
Maheesh TheekshanaRAO
Dushmantha ChameeraRAF
Dilshan MadushankaLAFM
Sri Lanka Playing 11


Player NameRole
Stephan BaardRHB
Michael van LingenLHB+LAM
Jan Nicol Loftie-EatenLHB+RAL
Gerhard Erasmus (C)RHB+RAL
David WieseRHB+RAFM
Zane Green (WK)LHB
Ruben TrumpelmannLAF
Pikky Ya FranceRAO
Bernard ScholtzLAO
Ben ShikongoRAFM
Namibia Playing 11

Top picks and Player Stats (SL vs NAM Match)

Sri Lanka Player player Stats:

Wanindu Hasaranga:

(44 M, 448 R, 15 A + 155 O, 71 W)

He is one of the best all-rounders on the team and needs no introduction. Hasaranga is in excellent form and is a very good choice for C and VC SL vs NAM Dream11 Prediction.

Pathum Nissanka:

(29 M, 801 R, 29 A)

He will open the innings along with Kusal Mendis. Nissanka is a very talented player and is likely to score big in this game.

Dhananjaya De Silva:

(25 M, 449 R, 20 A + 32 O, 6 W)

He is another top all-rounder on the team and will contribute with both bat and ball. Silva is expected to bat at 3 and is a must-have pick if SL bats first.

Kusal Mendis:

(41 M, 836 R, 20 A)

He will open the innings and will also do the keeping duties. Mendis is a very attacking player and plays with positive intent.

Dushmantha Chameera:

(50 M, 178 O, 48 W)

He is the main pacer of the team and will bowl in powerplay and death. Chameera is known for his pace and swing.

Maheesh Theekshana:

(24 M, 92 O, 22 W)

He is a right-arm off break bowler and will bowl in powerplay and middle overs. Theekshana can be a trump card pick in this game.

Chamika Karunaratne:

(31 M, 82 O, 18 W)

He is another very talented player on the team. Karunaratne can pick up wickets in bulk in the death.

Namibia Player Stats

David Wiese:

(36 M, 387 R, 21 A + 132 O, 38 W)

He is one of the best player on the team and will be crucial with both bat and ball. Wiese is a decent option for C and VC in SL vs NAM Dream11 Team.

Grehard Erasmus:

(35 M, 916 R, 35 A)

He is the skipper of the bat and will bat in the middle order. Erasmus is a very talented player.

Ruben Trumpelmaan:

(18 M, 50 O, 12 W)

He is the main pacer of the team and will bowl in powerplay and death. Trumpelmann can be a good pick if Namibia bowls first.

JJ Smit:

(26 M, 509 R, 33 A + 81 O, 31 W)

He is another quality all-rounder on the team and will contribute with both bat and ball. Smit can be a very good differential pick.

SL vs NAM Dream11 Team Prediction

SL vs NAM 2022 Dream11 Prediction for Small Leagues:

SL vs NAM Dream11 Prediction

Fantasy Cricket Tips for the 1st match of the T20 World Cup SL vs NAM

  • Pick maximum bowlers from SL and try to rotate them as C and VC in GLs and Mini GLs

Captain and Vice-Captain (SL vs NAM 2022)

  • Wanindu Hasaranga
  • Pathum Nissanka
  • Kusal Mendis
  • Dushmantha Chameera (differential)
  • David Wiese

Also read: How to choose the best Captain and Vice-Captain in Dream11

We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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