Sri Lanka will be facing Ireland at the Initial group stages of the T20 World Cup Qualifiers. The match will be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Both the teams will be determined to win this match as they want a good start in the competition. Both the teams will be playing their second matches of the group stages. It is going to be a very tight match as both the teams will be focused to be at the top of the table.
Sri Lanka will be locking horns with the Irish side for their second match in the group stages of the competition. Sri Lanka is currently sitting on the top of the table of Group A with one win and a net run rate of 2.6 after winning their first match against Namibia. On the other hand, Ireland is sitting just below the Sri Lankans in the second position as they have won their first match against the Netherlands. Both the teams will be determined to win this match as it would make them sit on top of the table.
In Group A Sri Lanka is sitting on the top of the table and Ireland is in second place. All matches between the teams in Group A will be played In the United Arab Emirates. Both the teams will be looking to win this match as this could decide who will be going to finish at the top of the table. The teams in Group A will be Fully focused to win their initial matches to qualify for the further matches of the competition.
Fixture Name: Match 7, Namibia vs the Netherlands
Competition: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021
Date: 20 October, Wednesday
Time: 7:30 PM IST
The eighth match of the competition between Sri Lanka and Ireland will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. The wicket of the Sheikh Zayed Stadium is expected to be dry and slow. The pitch is going to provide support to the spinners as the pitch shows a little bit of turn. On this ground bowling first will be a safe option after winning the toss. On this pitch, a score of 160 to 170 will be a decent score.
It will be recommended to pick a mixed combination of Sri Lanka and Ireland players in your dream 11 fantasy cricket team. Since the pitch is going to be pretty balanced it would be recommended to pick more batsmen and all-rounders. The player picks such as Bhanuka Rajapaksa and P.Sterling can be influential picks for your team.
Wicketkeeper: K. Perera
Batsmen: P.Stirling, A.Balbirnie,A.Fernando, K O’Brien
All rounders: W. Hasaranga, S.Singh
Bowlers: D. Chameera, M. Adair, C. Karunaratne, L. Kamara
Sri Lanka will be the favorite of the match as they have an experienced and well-balanced team as compared to the Irish Side. After demolishing the Namibian side they would be fully focused and confident to win their next match. On the other hand, Ireland will also be ready to face Sri Lanka with confidence as they are back after beating the Netherlands. It is going to be a very tight match as both the teams are well prepared and focused to face each other.
For Sri Lanka, It would be important to be focused to win their upcoming match for their team. Pathum Nisanka, Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Avishka Fernando, and Bhanuka Rajapaksa will be leading the batting attack. Maheesh Theekshana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, and Chamika Karunaratne will be handling the responsibility of the bowling department.
Sri Lanka leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga has been great with his bowling for his team. Wanindu has taken one wicket and was only given seventeen runs in his last game against Namibia. He has been the best bowler for his team as he has taken 38 wickets in 25 matches in this format. He can provide little batting strength to his team as he scored 200 runs in total in this format.
He has been the main man for the Sri Lankan Batting. He has been great with his batting ability as he has scored around 1620 runs in this format in 88 matches, in his last match against Namibia he scored 42 runs in just 27 balls with a strike rate of 155. he will be looking to continue this form and to put a high score on the board
SL Playing 11 (likely)
Ireland will be looking to continue this form and they will try to give a very tough competition to the table topper Sri Lanka. They will come on the pitch with full strength. Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirine, Gareth Delaney, George Dockrell, Harry Tector, Kevin O’Brien, Simi Singh will be leading the batting attack. The trio of Joshua Little, B. White, and Mark Adair will be leading the bowling department
He has been the man who has been leading the batting department of the Irish team. Paul has scored around 6500 runs in this T20 format with an extraordinary strike rate of 142. He can be the man who can put Sri Lanka’ s bowling side in the problem. He played anchoring innings in his last match against the Netherlands which lead them to their first win. Paul scored 30 runs in 39 balls. This time also he will be looking to score well for his team.
He has been great with his batting and he scored a nice number of runs in total and in the last match for his team. He scored 44 runs for his team in 29 balls with a strike rate of 151. in total he has scored 1346 runs for his team in 62 matches. This time also he will be looking to provide batting strength in the middle order of the team
IRE Playing 11 (Likely)
Andy Balbirnie (c)
Neil Rock (wk)
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