Match – Sri Lanka vs Namibia – Match 4
Venue – Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Time – 07:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Star Sports Network
The pitch in Abu Dhabi has generally been good for batting. But at the international level, the venue has witnessed low-scoring affairs. The track, however, has helped the chasing teams. Batting second should be the way forward.
Average First Innings score: 142 (48 T20Is in Abu Dhabi)
Record of Chasing teams: Won – 25, Lost – 23, Tied – 0
Stephan Baard, Zane Green (wk), Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus (c), David Wiese, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Bernard Scholtz, Ruben Trumpelmann, Ben Shikongo, Pikky Ya France
Bench: Karl Birkenstock, Michau du Preez, Michael van Lingen, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton
Sri Lanka and Namibia are yet to face each other in T20Is.
Probable best batter of the match
Avishka Fernando (Sri Lanka)
Avishka Fernando generally opens the batting for Sri Lanka in T20Is, but in the games against Oman, he came in the middle-order. However, the change in position didn’t ruffle him by any means. He scored an unbeaten 81 in the first game and also played fluently in the second match. Fernando also played at a strike rate of 150.64.
Probable best bowler of the match
Lahiru Kumara (Sri Lanka)
Lahiru Kumara is known for hitting the back of a length on the consistent basis. He was outstanding in the T20I series against Oman. In the first game, he picked up four wickets to help the Lankans to a victory. In the second game, the fast bowler picked up two wickets. He is expected to play a critical role against Namibia as well.