Despite their poor batting performance in the first Test, Namibia could still defeat Sri Lanka by six wickets. The visitors had a solid start to the day and looked mature throughout. However, they lost wickets at regular intervals. Namibia’s bowling was a major concern as they lost wickets quickly.
ICC T20 World Cup 2022
In the opening match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, Sri Lanka will face Namibia. Both countries were placed in the same group in the tournament’s previous edition, and the two teams have met twice already. In that tournament, Sri Lanka dominated Namibia, chasing a target of 164 in eight overs with seven wickets in hand. Namibia was bowled out for 123, and they could post only 137 in their twenty-over match.
After beating Pakistan and India last month, Sri Lanka was expected to win the game. However, their batting failed to meet expectations, as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Dasun Shanaka’s wicket started a big collapse and shattered the dream of the Lankan team. Despite being the firm favorites, the team now must reassess its status. Although the Lankan lions were unbeaten in their Asia Cup clash, they must be wary of their side’s performance in this tournament.
Sri Lanka has only one game left in their group and will need to win it to make it to the Super 12. However, a loss would result in a shock exit in the First Round. On the other hand, Namibia will be a tough opponent and is looking to bounce back after their opening defeat.
The match between Namibia and Sri Lanka is the first fixture of the tournament. The two teams have played each other twice, and both have won. Namibia was the better team and had the better record in the group. However, they must beat the UAE and Netherlands by a margin greater than their loss to make it through.
The first match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 is set to begin at 9.30 am IST, which is 3 pm in Namibia. There are four matches in the first round, and four teams will qualify for the super twelve. Both sides will be hoping to use their long straight boundaries to their advantage.
Sri Lanka won the toss but did not bat first. As a result, Dasun Shanaka decided to bowl first against Namibia. Unfortunately, the injury to Dilshan Madushanka has weakened Sri Lanka’s bowling attack. They brought Pramod Madushan and Dushmantha Chameera to replace the injured left arm quickly.
Namibia’s loss to UAE on Tuesday means they must beat the Netherlands on Thursday to qualify for the Super 12s. A win would put them on par with the Netherlands on two points. If Namibia beats the UAE by 27 runs, they’ll qualify and join the Netherlands. If Namibia beats UAE on Thursday, the Netherlands will qualify as well.
After Dasun Shanaka’s dismissal, Namibia’s batters are better at defending their total. In their first over, Ben Shikongo took two wickets and bowled a double-wicket maiden.
The game will be broadcast on Star Sports. All matches of the tournament will be shown live on the channel. They’ll also be available online through Disney+Hotstar. Don’t miss this match if you’re watching the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in India.
Namibia is aiming to reach the World Cup 2022. They must win the remaining four matches to qualify. However, they lost their first game by 55 runs. The remaining matches are crucial for the teams to make the tournament’s next round. This is an incredibly difficult task for both teams.
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup
Namibia’s victory over Sri Lanka came at a cost. The hosts lost all of their top-order batters except captain Gerhard Erasmus. However, their bowling turned ragged and put pressure on the Namibian batters. However, Frylinck and Smit hit fours and two sixes in their 28-ball knocks. Namibia could not add to their lead until they were dismissed for 93, with David Wiese slipping for a golden duck.
Sri Lanka was bowled out for 163 in their opening fixture against Namibia, while Namibia scored 163 in 20 overs. Jan Frylinck scored 44, and JJ Smit contributed 31 runs. The visitors took seven wickets, with Pramod Madushan taking two wickets.
Frylinck and Smit combined for a 70-run partnership for the seventh wicket. However, Frylinck was run out on the last ball, leaving Smit unbeaten on 31 off 16 balls. Despite the impressive partnership between Frylinck and Smit, Sri Lanka lost the match by 55 runs. Dasun Shanaka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa made 34 runs apiece, but their efforts were not enough to save Sri Lanka from a disastrous defeat.
The result of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup match between Sri Lanka and Namibia was a shocking shock. Sri Lanka had beaten Pakistan and India in their previous two games. However, Namibia beat Sri Lanka by 55 runs to win their opening match in this tournament and go on to top the group A points table.
In the match against Sri Lanka, Namibia opted to bat first. They ended up scoring 107 runs in 19 overs. In reply, Sri Lanka could score only 108 runs in 19.2 overs. However, in this match, Namibia lost six wickets for a modest total.
In the T20 World Cup opening match, Sri Lanka will take on Namibia. The two teams were previously unmatched in a previous Twenty20 World Cup but will now play each other for the right to play for the Super 12 spot. This match is the first of four games in the tournament, with the top two teams advancing to the next round.
While the Netherlands have a mathematically-sound chance of making it to the Super 12s, they need one more win to qualify. They need to beat Namibia by 66 runs and hope that Sri Lanka loses the Netherlands by about 40 runs. Should this happen, however, the Netherlands would automatically drop out of the competition.
The match started in a spirited fashion. The first over was bowled expensively by David Wiese. Pathum Nissanka hit a boundary with a short delivery from David Wiese. Despite this, Sri Lanka’s innings were not without its share of mistimed shots. They eventually were bundled out for 108 in their final over.