Throw Sri Lanka chose to bowl against Namibia
Sri Lanka won the coin toss and opted to play first in the opening match of the Men’s T20 World Cup in Geelong, likely due to their preference for scoring pursuit. Namibian captain Gerhard Erasmus said he also would have liked to hunt.
The batting holds no major surprises, although there is no room for Charith Asalanka, with Dhananjaya de Silva batting at No.3 and Danushka Gunathilaka at No.4.
Namibia: 1 Divan la Cock, 2 Michael van Lingen, 3 Stephan Baard, 4 Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, 5 Gerhard Erasmus (capt), 6 Jan Frylinck, 7 JJ Smit, 8 David Wiese, 9 Zane Green (wk), 10 Bernard Scholtz , 11 Ben Shikongo
Sri Lanka: 1 Pathum Nissanka, 2 Kusal Mendis (wk), 3 Dhananjaya de Silva, 4 Danushka Gunathilaka, 5 Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 6 Dasun Shanaka (captain), 7 Wanindu Hasaranga, 8 Chamika Karunaratne, 9 Dushmantha Chameera, 10 Maheesh Theekshana, 11 Pramod Madushan