SL vs NAM Highlights today Monday, 18-10-2021 – 4th Match (N), First Round Group A, ICC Men’s Twenty/20 World Cup from Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Dasun Shanaka won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Sri Lanka team: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera †, Dinesh Chandimal, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara.
Namibia team: Stephan Baard, Zane Green †, Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus (c), David Wiese, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Ruben Trumpelmann, Pikky Ya France, Bernard Scholtz.
Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 18:00 Local
Umpires – Adrian Holdstock, Paul Reiffel
TV Umpires – Rod Tucker
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Marais Erasmus
Match number – T20I no. 1313 – ICC T20 World Cup 2021 4th Match
Post Match Presentation.
Maheesh Theekshana is the Player of the Match for his 3 for 25:
“I am really happy to represent the country,” he says. “It’s a huge moment for me as I am just 21. My stock ball is the off-break. I would like to represent my country in more games but I plan game by game.” A man of few words but plenty of tricks.
“We have to take the positives. We have to regroup as two very important games are coming up. I think Sri Lanka have a quality bowling attack. With 96 on the board, you have to say batsmen need to come to the party, and I back our bowlers to defend. It’s a pinnacle for many of the players and for the organization as well. We can inspire a lot of kids by playing on the world stage.”
“We were planning quite a lot. We want to get through this qualifying stage. All well went for us. Theekshana has been outstanding. He has been training with Ajantha Mendis back home and has a lot more to offer in the future. Our fast bowlers earlier had the pace but not the execution but going forward you can see a lot of good things.
We talked with our master, Mahela, and realised batting top of the order, Avishka didn’t have great numbers so we decided to bat him at No. 4. Winning all three games will definitely put us in a good state of mind, adjusting to conditions will help in the main tournament.”