IRE Playing 11 for Sri Lanka vs Ireland 2nd Test Match; Top Picks, Fantasy Cricket Tips for SL vs IRE Dream11 Team Prediction

Published on: Apr 19, 2023 3:27 am IST|Updated on: Apr 19, 2023 3:28 am IST


On April 24th, Monday at 10:00 AM IST, Sri Lanka will face off against Ireland in the 2nd Test of the Two Test Match Series at Galle International Stadium in Galle.

During the first test, Sri Lanka exhibited a dominant performance from beginning to end. They inflicted misery upon the Ireland bowlers, with captain Dimuth Karunaratne scoring 179 runs. Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, and Sadeera Samarawickrama also contributed centuries, enabling Sri Lanka to post a massive total of 591 before declaring.

Ireland then took their turn with the bat, but they struggled in the first innings, with only James McCollum, Harry Tector, and Lorcan Tucker attempting to fend off the Sri Lankan spinners. However, the hosts proved too skilled for the Ireland batters, and Sri Lanka forced them to follow-on.

Ireland managed to score only 168 runs before being bowled out, resulting in a crushing 280-run loss for them in the test. Ireland will be looking to rely on their top performers in the upcoming match.

Ireland Playing 11 Team News

  • Paul Stirling is available for the second test. He might play instead of Murray Commins and open the innings too.
  • Lorcan Tucker is expected to play at no. 07. He played at this position in first inning of first test, while, he was sent at five for Ireland’s second inning, and could not prove his worth.
  • Ireland will try to level the series, forgetting what happened in the first match.
  • Andy Balbirnie will captain Ireland with Lorcan Tucker keeping wickets.

IRE Playing 11

1. James McCollum
2. Murray Commins/Paul Stirling
3. Andy Balbirnie (C)
4. Harry Tector
5. Curtis Campher
6. Peter Moor
7. Lorcan Tucker (WK)
8. George Dockrell
9. Andy McBrine
10. Mark Adair
11. Ben White

Ireland Squad

Andrew Balbirnie, Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Murray Commins, George Dockrell, Fionn Hand, Graham Hume, Matthew Humphreys, Thomas Mayes, Andy McBrine, James McCollum, PJ Moor, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White.

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SL vs IRE Dream11 Prediction

Here are the best fantasy cricket picks for SL vs IRE 2nd Test Match Dream11 Prediction from Ireland.

Harry Tector in Tests

Harry Tector scored 34 & 42 runs during the 1st Test against Sri Lanka. The 23-year-old player has a couple of half-centuries to his name in Test cricket. The onus will be on him to score runs for the tourists, making him a vital cog for your Sri Lanka vs Ireland Dream11 Prediction team.

Matches Runs Last 5 performances in Test Last 5 performances against Sri Lanka Highest Score in Test
2 182 34, 42, 50, 56 34, 42 (played only two innings) 56

Andy McBrine in Tests

Andy McBrine has been in good form with the ball, picking up 11 wickets from four matches. He will be the lead bowler for Ireland and is a key player for the side during the Sri Lanka vs Ireland match.

Matches Wickets Last 5 performances in Test Last 5 performances against Sri Lanka BBI in Tests
4 11 1/162, 1/52, 6/118, 0/47, 1/35 1/162 (played only one match) 6/118

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