Sri Lanka and Namibia will be featuring in the fourth match of the 2021 T20 World Cup tournament today at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. The game will start just after the completion of the third match between Ireland and the Netherlands.
Sri Lanka vs Namibia match will start at 7:30 PM (IST). The live streaming of this match will be available on Disney+ Hotstar. We have included today match playing 11, pitch report today, weather report today, match prediction today, and fantasy cricket team in this article.
Sri Lanka’s Squad
Dasun Shanaka (captain), Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya De Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Akila Dananjaya, Binura Fernando
Gerhard Erasmus (captain), Stephen Baard, Karl Birkenstock, Michau du Preez, Jan Frylinck, Zane Green, Nicol Lofie-Eaton, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo, JJ Smit, Ruben Trumpelmann, Michael van Lingen, David Wiese, Craig Williams, Picky Ya France
Sri Lanka and Namibia will be playing the first T20I against each other. It will be the second game of Namibia against a full-member team. Their first match was against Ireland on 2nd November 2019. Ireland won that match by 27 runs after getting dismissed for 135 runs in 19.1 overs. Namibia will be making its T20 World Cup debut through this game against Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Playing 11
Kusal Perera (wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanka (c), Dhananjaya De Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya, Chamika Karunaratne
Namibia Playing 11
Zane Green (wk), Craig Williams, Stephen Baard, Gerhard Erasmus (c), Karl Birkenstock, David Wiese, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo, Ruben Trumpelmann
This section contains Sri Lanka vs Namibia fantasy team suggestions.
You can pick David Wiese or Avishka Fernando as the captain of today T20 match. You can choose Wanindu Hasaranga or Dushmantha Chameera as the vice-captain of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 team.
1. Kusal Perera
Kusal Perera is the third-highest run-scorer for Sri Lanka in T20Is. It is evidence of his skill as a batsman that he was still selected for the national squad despite recovering from an injury.
After being stripped of the captaincy, he can focus on batting better and help out behind the stumps. Ultimately, he's not as good as he once was, but he's still capable of turning it on and dominating at the top of the innings. If wickets are slow in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, that will help him get his pace.
2. Dinesh Chandimal
Dinesh Chandimal was a part of the squad that won the 2014 T20 World Cup. He can be a central figure in this tournament. As the team performs poorly, it will be increasingly difficult to leave Chandimal out of the squad.
Being ditched for the England and India series, his unbeaten 66 against South Africa was the highest T20I score by a Sri Lankan for two-and-a-half years. Chanidmal walks into this Sri Lankan team as one of the most experienced players. He has played over 200 matches and at one point, was also the captain of the team in all formats.
1. Gerhard Erasmus
Gerhard Erasmus is the captain of the Namibia team and is also one of the best all-rounders in the team. Erasmus was the second-highest run-scorer in the T20 World Cup Qualifier. His form helped Namibia qualify for the T20 World Cup after losing two straight games. In the warm-up match against Papua New Guinea, he made 129 runs off 60 balls.
2. JJ Smit
JJ Smit is a proper finisher for the Namibia team and has finished several games in the past. He made 59 runs off 25 balls against Oman in the qualifier tournament to secure a place for his team in the T20 World Cup.
Sri Lanka and Namibia will be playing this match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Batters find it difficult to hit cleanly here because the pitch is slow and offers very little bounce. The cricket pitches' pace makes batting difficult as some balls tend to slow down while others come along at the expected rate. Hence, the batsmen generally target the spinners here.
The dew will have a significant effect on the matches at Abu Dhabi. Therefore the toss becomes very important. When the average temperature decreases over time, the chances of dew will increase. That means teams should bat first after winning the toss.
The temperature during this game will remain over 29 degrees Celcius, and the atmosphere will be clear, warm, and humid. The humidity will be over 71%.
Our prediction is Sri Lanka might win this game. It was our Sri Lanka vs Namibia match prediction article. Fantasy Power 11 is one of the best cricket match prediction sites and a fantasy cricket app. Follow our social media handles to remain updated with the latest content.