- Rohit Singh | October 18, 2022 | 1:33 am
SL vs UAE, 6th Match Preview
Sri Lanka and UAE face off in Pool A’s fourth match on Tuesday evening at Kardinia Park, Geelong. Both teams lost their opening games on Sunday. Sri Lanka suffered a surprisingly heavy defeat to Namibia with UAE losing a close match with Netherlands. After suffering the embarrassment of a 55 run defeat to Namibia, we expect to see a big response from Sri Lanka in this game. They lost their opening game of the Asia Cup by eight wickets and went on to triumph. UAE may struggle to get closer to another team than in the three wicket defeat to Netherlands on Sunday. We expect a focused Sri Lanka side to be too strong for them in this match.
SL vs UAE, 6th Match Details
Sri Lanka vs United Arab Emirates – 6th Match
Venue: Simonds Stadium – Geelong
Date & Time: 18th October at 1:30 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network
SL vs UAE, 6th Match Pitch Report
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. 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.
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SL vs UAE, 6th Match Probable Playing XIs:
Sri Lanka Probable Playing XIs
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Pramod Madushan, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana
United Arab Emirates Probable Playing XIs
Chirag Suri, Muhammad Waseem, Kashif Daud, Vriitya Aravind (wk), Zawar Farid, Basil Hameed, Chundangapoyil Rizwan (c), Aayan Afzal Khan, Karthik Meiyappan, Junaid Siddique, Zahoor Khan
Topmost Picks for SL vs UAE Dream11 Prediction, 6th Match:
Top Picks – Sri Lanka
- Maheesh Theekshana- 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.
- Wanindu Hasaranga- 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.
Top Picks – United Arab Emirates
- Junaid Siddique- 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.
- Waseem Muhammad- The right handed opener hit a four and two sixes on Sunday and keeps his IT20 average above 40 after 18 innings.
Suggested Playing XI N0.1 for SL vs UAE Dream11 Team:
Kusal Mendis(C), Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chundangapoyil Rizwan, Muhammad Waseem(VC), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Basil Hameed, Junaid Siddique, Zahoor Khan, Pramod Madushan
Suggested Playing XI N0.2 for SL vs UAE Dream11 Team:
Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka(C), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chirag Suri, Muhammad Waseem, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka, Basil Hameed(VC), Junaid Siddique, Karthik Meiyappan, Pramod Madushan
Captain and Vice-Captain Options:
Captain – Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka
Vice-captain – Basil Hameed, Muhammad Waseem
Wicketkeeper – Kusal Mendis
SL vs UAE 6th Match Probable Winners:
Sometimes a game goes completely wrong and that is pretty much what happened to Sri Lanka on Sunday afternoon. With the quality in their side, we expect to see them respond with a very professional performance. 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. Considering the team combination, Sri Lanka is expected to win this match.