SL vs NED T20 World Cup 2022 Match 9
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The ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers, kick off on October 16 with Sri Lanka taking on Namibia. UAE, Netherlands, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Scotland, and Ireland are the other teams. 

There are two groups in the qualifier round of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. They are Group A and Group B. In group A, there are 4 teams namely Sri Lanka, Namibia, UAE, and the Netherlands. In group B, there are 4 teams- West Indies, Zimbabwe, Scotland, and Ireland.

During the qualifier round of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, a total of 12 matches will take place. Group A teams will play one match with the other teams in the group. Similarly, Group B teams will play one each against the other teams of the group.

ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Trophy
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Since there are 4 teams in each group, each team will play 3 matches during the qualifier round. After the end of the qualifier round, the top two teams in Group A and Group B points table will qualify for the super 12 round. Two teams will join Group 1 of the super 12 round while the 2 other teams will join Group 2.

Sri Lanka National Cricket Team (Image Credits: Twitter)
Sri Lanka National Cricket Team (Image Credits: Twitter)

Sri Lanka are heading into this tournament on the back of their Asia Cup win. They won the title beating Pakistan in the final. This was their sixth title win. They also defeated the pre-tournament favourites India as well. 

Namibia Cricket Team
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Namibia played in the T20 World Cup last year. Since then, they have not played too much international cricket. Gerhard Erasmus will be leading the side. Jan Frylinck, David Wiese, Ruben Trumpelmann, Zane Green and Bernard Scholtz all played in the previous T20 World Cup as well. 

 SL vs NAM Weather Forecast And Pitch Report Of Simonds Stadium, Geelong – ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Qualifier, Match 1

T20 World Cup 2022 trohpy
T20 World Cup 2022 trophy (Credits: Twitter)

Australia has seen quite a fair bit of rain of late. Australia vs England series was affected due to rain. The SL vs NAM match starts at 9.30 pm IST which is 3 pm local time. The temperature in the afternoon will be around 16 degrees with rain threatening to play spoilsport. The venue has hosted just one T20I with a score of 174 being almost chased down. The contest can be a fairly high-scoring one. 

Also Read: Best Sri Lanka Playing XI For ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022

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