Cricket Word Cup

See the playing XIs for Sri Lanka vs. Namibia in the ICC U-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024

In match 12 of the ICC Men’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2024 at Diamond Oval, Kimberley, South Africa on Wednesday, Namibia captain Alexander Volschenk won the toss and chose to bowl first against Sri Lanka.

“There could be something in the morning pitch. Bit spicy, bit tacky,” remarked batting all-rounder Volschenk during the toss. “Hopefully, we’ll get it out in the first 10 overs and then in our innings it’ll be better.”

In their tournament debut against the reigning champions Australia, the African team put on a strong show despite being all out for 91 runs. Also, they are using the same starting lineup.

According to Sineth Jayawardena, his counterpart from Sri Lanka, they also intended to field first. The offspinner continued, “It looks the same as the last two matches, so it’s quite difficult to bat on.” “There is a little uneven bounce to this surface in the morning. After that, things are resolved. Just one alteration.”

Supun Waduge has replaced Vishen Halambage in Sri Lanka’s starting lineup, while Namibia’s lineup remains unchanged from their previous match.

Sri Lanka’s performance against Zimbabwe in their opening game was flawless. They managed to defend a revised target of 129 in 22 overs, but they were bowled out at 204 all out in the rain-affected game. They went on to win by 39 runs. Dinura Kalupahana was declared Player of the Match after hitting 60 off 55 and taking a wicket.

The starting lineups for Namibia U-19 vs. Sri Lanka U-19

Gerhard Rensburg, Johannes de Villiers, JW Visagie (wk), Zacheo van Vuuren, Alexander Volschenk (c), Ryan Moffett, Jack Brassell, Henry van Wyk, Hanro Badenhorst, PD Blignaut, Junior Kariata, all represent Namibia U-19;

The following players represent Sri Lanka’s U-19 team: Malsha Tharupathi, Vishwa Lahiru, Ruvishan Perera, Garuka Sanketh, Ravishan de Silva, Dinura Kalupahana, Rusanda Gamage, and Supun Waduge.