Sri Lanka vs UAE: After losing the first match in the Group Stage, both Sri Lanka and UAE are ready to fight for the second match to ensure their place in the Super 12. With the loss, it is essential for both to win the match. Sri Lanka is placed at the bottom of the Group A points table of the ICC T20 World Cup whereas the United Arab Emirates is currently placed in the third spot.
Match: Sri Lanka vs UAE, T20 6 of 45
Date: 18th October 2022
Time: 01:30 pM IST
Venue: GMHBA Stadium at Kardinia Park.
Pitch Condition: The sixth T20 match of the Super 12 stage will be played at GMHBA Stadium at Kardinia Park. The wicket here offers assistance to the pacers initially. The pitch at times shows the tendency to slow down as the match progresses. An average first innings score will be 160. Spinners may be handy in the second half. The team batting second normally had a record winning rate.
Sri Lanka vs UAE – The Squad
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameer, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka, Pramod Madushan.
UAE: C P Rizwan (c), Vriitya Aravind, Chirag Suri, Muhammad Waseem, Basil Hameed, Aryan Lakra, Zawar Farid, Kashif Daud, Karthik Meiyappan, Ahmed Raza, Zahoor Khan, Junaid Siddique, Sabir Ali, Alishan Sharafu, Aayan Khan.
Sri Lanka vs UAE – Team Performance in the Past Matches
Sri Lanka, led by Dasun Shanaka, came to this World Cup with a lot of confidence after its triumph in the Asia Cup 2022, but everything changed with a failure in the first match. The big event started with an unexpected bang as Namibia shocked the Asian Champions to defeat them by 55 runs. After winning the Asia Cup, everyone expected a blast from the Lankan side, but they didn’t play like champions. but they can turn the game around like in the Asia cup as they lost the 1st game against Afghanistan. The quality players like Wanindu Hasaranga, Kusal Mendis, and Pramod Madushan will ensure that. Lanka were disappointed with the bat in the last game as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Banuka Rajapaksa and Dasun Shanaka only scored some runs. But all the bowlers claimed wickets in the game.
UAE also lost their first game against Netherlands by 3 wickets. Even though the start was not good, they came back strongly later with Junaid Siddique, Zahoor Khan, and Karthik Meiyappan. They bowled brilliantly. But a few misfields and a vital dropped catch led them to lose the game. Junaid Siddique claimed three wickets. A good knock of 41 runs from Muhammad Waseem lead the team to a total of 111 runs but others failed to contribute much. The Netherlands somehow managed to chase down the target.
Sri Lanka vs UAE – Face to Face
Sri Lanka and UAE faced each other in 1 T20 match so far and Sri Lanka has won the match. Also, they have played only two ODI matches, and Sri Lanka won both matches.
Here our experts at FCL are giving a prediction for the coming match. Hope you could find it helpful by any means.
Wicket-Keeper: Kusal Mendis.
Batsmen: Pathum Nissanka, Muhammad Waseem, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chirag Suri.
All-Rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Basil Hameed.
Bowlers: Dushmantha Chameera, Pramod Madushan, Mahesh Theekshna, Junaid Siddique.
Captain: Wanindu Hasaranga.
Vice-Captain: Kusal Mendis.
Wicket-Keeper: Vriitya Aravind.
Batsmen: Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, CP Rizwan, Muhammad Waseem.
All-Rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka, Basil Hameed.
Bowlers: Mahesh Theekshna, K Meiyappan, Junaid Siddique.
Captain: Pathum Nissanka.
Vice-Captain: Vriitya Aravind.
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