2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup – Sri Lanka vs Namibia Preview & Prediction
When is Sri Lanka vs Namibia taking place? Sri Lanka vs Namibia will take place on Monday 18th October, 2021 at 15:00 (UK)
Where is Sri Lanka vs Namibia taking place? Sri Lanka vs Namibia will take place at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi
What is the expected weather for Sri Lanka vs Namibia? Temperatures between 31 and 32c in clear skies
Where can I get tickets for Sri Lanka vs Namibia? Visit here for the latest ticket information for Sri Lanka vs Namibia
What TV channel is Sri Lanka vs Namibia on in the UK? Sri Lanka vs Namibia will be televised live on Sky Sports
Where can I stream Sri Lanka vs Namibia? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Sri Lanka vs Namibia live on Sky Go
THE TEAM NEWS
- Sri Lanka have struggled in white ball cricket for a sustained period but there have been shoots of hope in their recent matches, especially in T20 cricket, and they will look to utilise those efforts to galvanize them for this tournament.
- They earned a series win over India in July which has to be the blueprint for how to attack this T20 World Cup and having won their last four T20i matches, they also bring some form and momentum into this opening clash with Namibia.
- Namibia’s preparations for this tournament have not gone to plan having lost warm-up matches against Oman and Scotland and while they will feel that they can cause Sri Lanka some problems, even performing at their very best might not be enough for them to win.
- If the Namibians are to cause the Sri Lankans any serious concerns, the pressure will likely fall on the shoulders of batsman Craig Williams who comes into the competition in superb form having notched a half-century in four of Namibia’s last five T20i matches.
Sri Lanka would have been dreading this T20 World Cup just a few
months ago owing to their struggles in not only T20 cricket but white
ball cricket on the whole. They have however managed to somewhat turn
their fortunes around and their series win over India in the middle of
the year will have given them hope ahead of this event. They take on
Namibia in this opening game and will be confident of success but they
have to be wary of complacency. While the Sri Lankans should win
relatively comfortably, they will have to be wary of the threat posed by
Craig Williams who can continue his excellent run of form and finish as
Namibia’s top scorer with the bat.