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How mass migration of players from South Africa made Namibia stronger, upset Sri Lanka in World T20 opener

SEVENTY-SIX miles from Melbourne, in the port city of Geelong, world cricket’s lesser-known nation Namibia spun the first big upset of the T20 World Cup — in the very first match of the tournament. They toppled Sri Lanka, the Asia Cup winners from last month and former world champions, by 55 runs in the qualifiers. If the qualifying line-up lacked buzz — for some, the real deal begins on October 22 when Australia and New Zealand duel; for others, it starts on October 23 when Pakistan and India encounter each other — this match would go a long way in infusing interest and intrigue in the tournament. Even if one considers Sri Lanka’s fluctuating fortunes in the last five years and Namibia’s penchant to script fairy tales, the result was unanticipated. Such prospects looked even more dista...

Twenty20 World Cup | ‘Historic day’ as Namibia stuns Sri Lanka in opening game

Jan Frylinck smashed 44 runs and took two wickets as Namibia hammered Asia Cup champions Sri Lanka by 55 runs to cause a major upset in the opening match of the Twenty20 World Cup on October 16, 2022.The left-handed Frylinck and JJ Smit, who made an unbeaten 31, lifted Namibia to 163-7 with their 69-run seventh-wicket stand after being invited to bat first in Geelong. Sri Lanka were then bowled out for 108 in 19 overs with David Wiese, Frylinck, Bernard Scholtz and Ben Shikongo taking two wickets each in the team's first of three opening-round matches. The African minnows are on course for a second straight Super 12 place after achieving the feat on their T20 World Cup debut last year in the United Arab Emirates. Namibia's special performance is being lauded by the cricketin...

Jan Frylinck: The comic and street-fighter who helped Namibia beat Sri Lanka in World T20’s first upset

Pierre de Bruyn, Namibia’s coach and catalyst of change, calls Jan Frylinck, the schemer-chief of their 55-run win over Sri Lanka, a street-fighter. “Put him in any situation, he would deliver. Be it a batting crisis, someone to defend the runs in the last over or take a magnificent catch to lift the spirits when the mood is down, he is the man. I call him the street fighter,” he said in an ICC video last year. All those street-fighting instincts outpoured against Sri Lanka. At one juncture, Namibia were teetering at 93 for six, with the spearhead batsman David Wiese too back in the dug-out. But Frylinck exuded calm, and in the company of JJ Smit, shepherded them to a competitive 163/7. His twenty-eight ball 44 was a blend of calculated risk-taking as well as shrewd run- accumulation...

SL vs NAM, T20 World Cup Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch Sri Lanka vs Namibia Match Live?

Sri Lanka vs Namibia, T20 World Cup Live Streaming: Namibia will be looking to continue their rise in world cricket when they lock horns with Sri Lanka in the opening match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Geelong on Sunday. Namibia and Sri Lanka were placed in the same group in the last T20 World Cup where they also played their opening match of the campaign against each other. The contest didn’t give Gerhard Erasmus and his men happy memories as Sri Lanka completely outclassed them – Namibia were bowled out for 96 and the Lankans chased the target down with seven wickets and more than six overs to spare. Sri Lanka vs Namibia, T20 World Cup Live Streaming details: When will the Sri Lanka (SL) vs Namibia (NAM) T20 World Cup match be played? The T20 World Cup match between Sri Lan...

Asian champions Sri Lanka grab centre stage in T20 World Cup opener | Cricket News – Times of India

GEELONG (Australia): A confident Sri Lanka open the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday fresh from being crowned Asian champions, but face negotiating a tricky preliminary round to join the big guns in the main draw. They kick off the global showpiece in Geelong against a Namibian team looking to spring another surprise after making the Super 12 stage on their tournament debut last year. Originally scheduled to take place in 2020 before being moved because of Covid, the eighth edition of the event begins with a double-header at the 36,000 capacity Kardinia Park outside Melbourne. FULL SCHEDULELater on Sunday, the United Arab Emirates face the Netherlands, before two-time champions the West Indies, Scotland, Zimbabwe and Ireland join the fray in Hobart on Monday. Despite 2014 champions Sri Lank...