Sri Lanka squad for T20 World Cup will take on Ireland in the eighth match of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Sri Lanka squared off against Namibia in their previous game in the competition. Batting first, Namibia were bowled out for a mere 96, thanks to a three-wicket haul by Maheesh Theekshana. Moreover, Wanindu Hasaranga and Lahiru Kumara picked up a couple of wickets apiece.
In reply, Sri Lanka's top three batters failed to get going. But Avishka Fernando (30* off 28) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa (42* off 27) chased down the target in 13.3 overs.
Ireland, meanwhile, are coming into this game off a comprehensive victory against the Netherlands. The Dutch side scored 106 runs in their allotted twenty overs. They were restricted to a below par-total, thanks to brilliant spells from Mark Adair (3/9) and Curtis Campher (4/26).
The Irish side chased down the total in just 15.1 overs with seven wickets in hand. They will now look to extend their winning run in the tournament when they meet Sri Lanka on Wednesday.
Here have a look at T20 World Cup statistics for batting, bowling and records.
Sri Lanka vs Ireland Match Details
Match: Sri Lanka vs Ireland.
Date & Time: 20th October 2021; 7:30 PM.
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Sri Lanka vs Ireland Weather Forecast
A clear day is on the cards with no prediction of rain.
Sri Lanka vs Ireland Pitch Report
The pitch at this venue has been relatively good for batting. We can expect scores of around 150+ in both innings. Expect a high-scoring contest on the day.
Sri Lanka vs Ireland Probable XIs
Kusal Perera (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara.
Paul Stirling, Kevin O'Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Curtis Campher, Harry Tector, Neil Rock (wk), Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Craig Young.
Sri Lanka vs Ireland Match Prediction
Both sides started their respective ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 campaigns with comfortable victories. However, Sri Lanka will start this game as the clear favourites, as they have played a lot of competitive cricket over the years against various teams, especially recently.
Prediction: Sri Lanka to beat Ireland on Wednesday.
Sri Lanka vs Ireland TV and live streaming details
TV: Star Sports Network.
Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar.