Sri Lanka vs UAE
T20 World Cup Match Prediction & Tips
Time: 18 Oct, 01:30 PM (IST)
Series: T20 World Cup Match 6
Venue: Simonds Stadium – Geelong, Australia
SL vs UAE Dream11 Prediction:
- Opener Pathum Nissanka made only nine runs in the opening match but has been in excellent form across all formats over recent months. He is a strong choice for Sri Lanka’s highest run scorer against UAE. Wanindu Hasaranga has 72 IT20 wickets from 45 appearances and he is our recommendation for Sri Lanka’s top wicket taker.
- Muhammad Waseem continued his strong form with 41 runs from 47 balls against Netherlands and the opener is our pick for UAE’s highest run scorer in this clash. With the ball, medium fast bowler Junaid Siddique very nearly turned the game with figures of 3-24 and he is our tip for UAE’s top wicket taker in this match.
- We are backing Wanindu Hasaranga to take over 1.5 wickets in this clash.
SL vs UAE Live Streaming:
This match will be shown live on Sky Sports Cricket, Star Network, Fox Sports, ESPN and PTV.
Fans can stream the match on Sky Go and Disney+ Hotstar.
Weather & Pitch Report:
The humidity will rise in the second half of the game with the level reaching 80% by the close. There will be no rain interruptions.
Any score of over 160 will be very hard to chase down in the second innings of this match. Expect there to be movement for the pace and spin bowlers from this surface.
UAE chose to bat first after winning the toss on Sunday evening but we predict that both teams will elect to field first if they win the toss ahead of this game.
Team Form in the Last Five Matches:
L, W, W, W, W
L, L, L, L, W
SL vs UAE TEAM NEWS:
SL Team News:
The Asia Cup Champions were dealt a blow on the eve of Sunday’s game when left-arm pace bowler Dilshan Madushanka got injured during a training session and ruled himself out of the tournament. Apart from that injury, Sri Lanka have a full squad to select from.
UAE Team News:
There were no surprises in the UAE line-up for the opening game against Netherlands in T20 World Cup 2022 on Sunday evening and, after getting so close to victory, we expect the same XI to be selected. 16 year old Aayan Afzal Khan became the youngest player to play in a Men’s T20 World Cup fixture.
SL vs UAE Pre-Toss LineUps:
Kusal Mendis (wk)
Dhananjaya de Silva
Dasun Shanaka (c)
Vriitya Aravind (wk)
Chundangapoyil Rizwan (c)
Aayan Afzal Khan
Although Namibia were never going to be easy opponents, Sri Lanka should never have been in a position to lose against them let alone by the large margin we saw on Sunday. As a result, we expect Sri Lanka to come out and show what they can do in this game. We are predicting a big win for Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka are favorites to beat UAE at the odds.
SL Key Players:
The 24 year old opener has scored seven half-centuries in IT20s. His top score of 75 came against India in February of this year.
The young off-spinner was the most economical of Sri Lanka’s bowlers in the defeat to Namibia. He dismissed David Wiese and hit 11 not out with the bat.
The bowling all-rounder took 1-27 against Namibia. He was not at his best in the opening match but will be Sri Lanka’s main bowling weapon throughout this tournament.
UAE Key Players:
The right handed opener hit a four and two sixes on Sunday and keeps his IT20 average above 40 after 18 innings.
The right arm medium fast bowler produced an incredible display of economical bowling against Netherlands. He bowled four overs and took 1-11.
The 29 year old got the big wickets of Max O’Dowd and Tom Cooper against Netherlands. He now has 32 wickets in this format.
SL vs UAE Team Forms:
SL Team Form:
Sri Lanka came into Sunday’s game after winning the Asia Cup and the defeat was their first in six matches.
UAE Team Form:
UAE very nearly beat Netherlands but instead have now lost four successive IT20s.
Grand League Team: Pre-Toss
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Pramod Madushan, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lahiru Kumara, Charith Asalanka, Dilshan Madushanka
United Arab Emirates:
Muhammad Waseem, Chirag Suri, Vriitya Aravind (wk), Chundangapoyil Rizwan (c), Basil Hameed, Zawar Farid, Aayan Afzal Khan, Kashif Daud, Karthik Meiyappan, Junaid Siddique, Zahoor Khan, Aryan Lakra, Ahmed Raza, Sabir Ali, Alishan Sharafu