The ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 will get underway on Sunday when Sri Lanka take on Namibia at the Simonds Stadium, Geelong. As 16 teams begin their journey to try and emerge as the World Champions in this format, fans can be assured of some high-quality cricket action over the next month.
Sri Lanka and Namibia are facing off in what is a Group A fixture of Round 1 and the winner and runner-up from each of the two groups in this Round will proceed to the Super 12 stage of the competition.
Ahead of the first match of the tournament, here is a prediction of what could happen in this match and who can come out on top in the end.
1. Toss Prediction
With this being a fresh start, both teams will start with a blank slate. Predicting Namibia to win the toss.
2. Win Possibility
Not much of a difficult task to predict Sri Lanka as the winner of this contest. They played some really great cricket in Asia Cup 2022 and went on to emerge as the champions. On the other hand, Namibia does not get the opportunity to rub shoulders against the best in the world often and it would be interesting to see how they perform in this match.
3. Team of the Day
Sri Lanka are predicted to be the Team of the Day. In the only previous encounter between the two teams in this format, Sri Lanka had emerged victorious. In the ICC Team's Rankings too, Sri Lanka are number 9 in the world while Namibia are number 14.
4. Predicted powerplay score and average first innings score
The average first innings score at this venue is 173. The predicted powerplay score is expected to be between 35-50.
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