The 9th match of T20 World Cup 2021 will be played between Sri Lanka and Ireland on 20 Oct at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. The match will begin at 7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT.
Sri Lanka vs Ireland Match Details
- Stadium: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
- Date: 20th Oct, Wednesday
- Time: 7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT / 06:00 PM LOCAL
- Live Streaming: The Live Streaming of the Sri Lanka vs Ireland T20 World Cup match can be watched on Disney+ Hotstar.
Sri Lanka vs Ireland Pitch Report
A total of around 140-150 can be able to achieve on this pitch and this total is going to be very tough to chase on.
Sri Lanka Team Preview
Sri Lanka’s first match against Namibia was quite an easy affair. After bundling out Namibia at a total of just 96 runs, Sri Lanka chased it down in 13.3 overs after a fall of just 3 wickets. Sri Lanka too had a bad start in the chase as their top three batsmen scores read 5, 11, and 5. But then Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa showed how much depth the batting of Sri Lanka has and they helped the team to achieve the target by baking 42 and 30 runs without further fall of any wicket. These two need to continue that momentum and required other batsmen like Kusal Perera and Dinesh Chandimal to play fluently in this upcoming game against Ireland.
Wanindu Hasaranga is likely to be the pick of the bowlers for Sri Lanka and he is the top bowler who can trouble Ireland batsmen the most.
Ireland Team Preview
Ireland too had the kind of start that they wanted in the tournament as they beat the Netherlands in the first game with 7 wickets after bowling them out at a score of 106 runs. This targe was not much for the batsmen of Ireland to chase. Paul Stirling with his 30 runs at the top and Gareth Delany with his quick-fire 44 in 29 balls made the chase easy and got it in just 15.1 overs. Ireland will have a tough test against Sri Lanka, but they are capable enough to give a big challenge to the Sri Lanka team.
Curtis Campher and Mark Adair took wickets and have made runs for the team in recent times and a lot of expectations will be on them in this match against Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka vs Ireland Playing 11
Sri Lanka Playing 11
Kusal Perera (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara
Ireland Playing 11
Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Curtis Campher, Harry Tector, Neil Rock (wk), Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Ben White
Sri Lanka vs Ireland Head to Head in T20s
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Sri Lanka vs Ireland Winner Prediction
Sri Lanka is likely to win this game quite easily due to a much better team lineup in both the batting and bowling department. Ireland too has a team that can perform better at such a competitive level but they don’t match up the overall strength of Sri Lanka.
So Sri Lanka are favourites to win this match.
Sri Lanka vs Ireland Dream11 Team
Kusal Perera was not able to score big in the first game against Namibia, but there is no doubt on his scoring abilities. Avishka Fernando and Paul Stirling are performing consistently for their teams with the bat. Wanindu Hasaranga can damage the batting lineup of Ireland and can be real trouble for any world class batsman. Curtis Campher’s 4 wickets in 4 successive balls in the match against Netherland makes him the best bowler to be in Dream11 team.
Our Dream11 team selection for Sri Lanka vs Ireland match is as below:
- Wicket-Keeper: Kusal Perera (c)
- Batsmen: Kevin O’Brien (vc), Paul Stirling, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Avishka Fernando
- All-Rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Curtis Campher
- Bowlers: Mark Adair, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Joshua Little