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SL vs NED Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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World T20 League 

Qualifiers, Match 8, SL vs IRE: Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable XIs, Match Prediction and Fantasy Picks

 

Preview

Both the teams have registered a win in their opening fixture and thus will be confident going forward. A win will definitely seal the deal and will already keep a foot in the Super 12.

Against the Netherlands, it was an easy outing for the Irish. The hero of the match, Curtis Campher took four wickets and broke the backbone of the Netherlands. Their legend Paul Stirling gave them a good start and Gareth Delany finished with the bat to mark an easy two points. Against Sri Lanka, they have to be in their very best. The defending champions are no more the superpower they used to be but definitely have the ability to beat Ireland on any day.

Talking about the defending champions, their top order needs to come back on form. It was a golden chance but they failed to capitalize. Avishka Fernando and Rajapaksa did the job for the Lankans. Wanindu Hasaranga seemed to get back in touch but it’s not safe to judge a player based on just one match and that too against Namibia. Thus, pressure will be on Sri Lanka as fans will expect them to win all their qualifying matches and eventually get into Super 12 with a lot of confidence and momentum.

 

Match Details

Match: SL vs IRE, T20 World Series, 2021.

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

 

Pitch Report

It will be a spin friendly pitch but pacers will get some help in the initial overs. If both the teams get a steady start, 160 will be easy on this pitch. Dew is also expected. So, the team who’ll win the toss may choose to field first.

 

SL vs IRE Squads

SL: Kusal Perera (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Akila Dananjaya, Binura Fernando

IRE:  Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Neil Rock (wk), Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Benjamin White, Joshua Little, George Dockrell, Craig Young, Andy McBrine, Lorcan Tucker

 

SL vs IRE Probable XIs

SL: Kusal Perera (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara

IRE: Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Neil Rock (wk), Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Benjamin White, Joshua Little

 

Match Prediction

Sri Lanka are the hot favorites to win this match but if one follows cricket since the birth of Ireland as a cricketing nation will know that Ireland loves to cause an upset and if anyone who has the ability to defeat big nations it’s them. Thus, anything can happen and anyone can win! 

 

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