Sri Lanka square off against UAE in a crucial group B clash on Tuesday September 18th at Geelong Cricket Stadium in Hobart. Sri Lanka and UAE are coming of a loss in their opening games. Sri Lanka were beaten by a huge margin and the Asia Cup champions need a win to stay alive in the tournament. Welcome to Sri Lanka vs UAE Match Preview
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Sri Lanka Team
Sri Lanka was at the receiving end of an upset against Namibia. Lanka let the Namibia to 163 runs on the board. In reply, they was bundled for 108 runs with an over left. Sri Lanka to Namibia chasing a target of 166 they were bundled out for 108 runs.
The Lankan lions started of their Asia Cup campaign in the same manner but bounced back to win the tournament. Expect Sri Lanka to put on a clinical performance against UAE in a potential do or die game.
The Lankan side has made it into the finals thrice, losing against Pakistan in 2009, and to West Indies in 2012. Sri Lanka qualified for the Super 12 in the previous edition and made it to no. 4 rank in the Super 12 stages.
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UAE batted first in their first game of the tournament and could make mange to score 111. Despite some resilient efforts with the ball in hand, Netherlands got the target with 3 wickets in hand. This is the second time that UAE has qualified for the ICC T20 World Cup.
They were a part of the magnum event eight years back when wrapped in a group with Netherlands, Ireland, and Zimbabwe.
UAE lose all three of the games in the league stages and failed to qualify for the next round. Lanka and UAE need to win this match in order to stay alive in the tournament. For a full-time nation it’s a matter of pride to make it into the Super 12s.
Match : Sri Lanka v UAE Match 6
Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Venue: Geelong Cricket Stadium, Hobart
Date & Time: October 18th @ 1:30 PM IST
The pitch at Simonds Stadium has been a good sporting track with assistance for both bowlers and batters. The new ball moves a bit in the initial overs. The skipper winning the toss might want to have a bowl first considering the ball will come onto bat better in the latter half of the second innings under lights.
Sri Lanka vs UAE Head-to-Head
Matches Played: 1
Sri Lanka Won: 1
UAE Won: 0
Sri Lanka vs UAE Probable Playing XI
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Maheesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera
UAE: Aryan Lakra, Zawar Farid, Vriitya Aravind (wk), CP Rizwan (c), Chirag Suri, Waseem Muhammad, Aayan Afzal Khan, Karthik Meiyappan, Zahoor Khan, Junaid Siddique, Basil Hameed
Probable Match Winner
Sri Lanka are strong favourites to win the match, after a poor show against Namibia in the first match, they will come hard at the UAE team.