Two Asian teams will be looking to advance in the next round of the ICC T20 World Cup with the most points in the Group. Currently ranked 8th globally, Sri Lanka is the top side in Group A. But UAE is also not far behind with the 13th position in the ranking.

Sri Lanka recently has shown great character winning the T20 Asia Cup and beating some of the most vigorous opponents from the continent, and UAE also played well in the series. Sri Lanka won the title last time in 2014, beating India in Bangladesh. UAE is yet to reach the finals but possesses a very potent team to make the most of the opportunity.

ICC T20 World Cup Official Broadcaster of Sri Lanka and UAE

Star Network holds broadcasting rights for Sri Lanka, but no official broadcaster for UAE exists. But UAE Fans can enjoy the T20 World Cup on Yupp TV, which holds digital broadcasting rights in most of the world. There is no specific digital broadcaster for Sri Lanka, so fans must rely on various online methods to watch T20 World Cup outside the cable network.  

SL vs UAE ICC T20 World Cup 2022

ICC T20 World Cup Teams for Sri Lanka Vs UAE 

Group A teams Sri Lanka and UAE will face off against each other as the 2nd fixture for both teams. The match will be played at Kardinia Park. With Netherlands and Namibia as the other two teams in the Group, both teams will be looking to gain the upper hand in the Group by winning this most crucial match.

Let us go through both teams squads.

Sri Lanka Squad:

Wicket Keeper

Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Kusal Mendis


Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka


Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay

All Rounder

Dasun Shanaka (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne

UAE Squad:

Wicket Keeper

Vriitya Aravind (vc)


Chundangapoyil Rizwan (c), Chirag Suri, Alishan Sharafu, Muhammad Waseem


Zahoor Khan, Sabir Ali, Karthik Meiyappan, Junaid Siddique, Ahmed Raza

All Rounder

Kashif Daud, Basil Hameed, Aayan Afzal Khan, Aryan Lakra, Zawar Farid


UAE and Sri Lanka are slotted in Group A, with Namibia and Netherlands as the other two challengers in the group. Sri Lanka Vs UAE will be the 2nd game for both teams. Both teams will open the grand event on 16th Oct as Sri Lanka will take on Namibia, while UAE will face the Netherlands. Let us go through other fixtures from Group A for Sri Lanka and UAE.   

Date and time



Sri Lanka Vs Namibia


UAE Vs Netherland


 Sri Lanka Vs UAE


Sri Lanka Vs Netherland


UAE Vs Namibia

Frequently Asked Questions

Who will be Captain of Sri Lanka in T20 World Cup?
As per the team disclosed by the Sri Lankan Cricketing Board, all-rounder Dasun Shanaka will spearhead the Sri Lankan team in T20 World Cup.
Who will Sri Lanka face 1st in T20 World Cup?
Sri Lanka vs Namibia will be the opening match in the T20 World Cup.
When is Sri Lanka playing against UAE in T20 World Cup?
UAE vs Sri Lanka game will be held on 18th October 2022 at Kardinia Park.