SL vs IRE Dream11 Prediction: 2nd Test Match Playing 11, Pitch Report and Fantasy Cricket Tips for Sri Lanka vs Ireland Dream11 Team

Published on: Apr 18, 2023 9:14 pm IST|Updated on: Apr 18, 2023 9:14 pm IST

SL vs IRE Dream11

Sri Lanka go head-to-head against Ireland in the 2nd Test of the Two Test Match Series here in Galle International Stadium, Galle starting on 24th April, Monday at 10:00 AM IST.

Sri Lanka dominated the first test from start to end. They first put the Ireland bowlers under misery as skipper Dimuth Karunaratne went on to score 179. Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal and Sadeera Samarawickrama all scored centuries to post a mammoth 591 and declared.

It was Ireland’s turn to give the hosts a response with the bat. They fell cheaply in the first innings as only James McCollum, Harry Tector and Lorcan Tucker did try to play out the Sri Lankan spinners but they were just too good for the Ireland batters. Sri Lanka asked Ireland to follow-on and they were then bowled out for 168 and went to lose the test by a mammoth 280.

SL vs IRE Dream11 Team Prediction for Today Match

Sri Lanka vs Ireland, 2nd Test

24th April, 10:00 AM IST

Galle International Stadium, Galle

The 2nd Test match of the two test match series between Sri Lanka and Ireland at Galle International Stadium, Galle on 24th April at 10:00 AM IST.

Where to Watch SL vs IRE Live?

Sri Lanka vs Ireland Test series will be live telecasted on Sony Sports channels in India.

Galle International Stadium Pitch Report

The pitch at Galle is usually spin friendly. The ball usually tends to grip off the surface, spinners will play significant role throughout the test. Batters will have to stay alert all the time, lapse in concentration might end up being the demise for them. Good thing for the batters is, they need to get acclimatized to the conditions and once they are in, they make the most of the conditions and make it a big one. Teams batting first have won most of the time. Average first innings score on this track is 361.

Sri Lanka used the conditions to their affect in the first innings on Day 1 and Day 2. Pitch started show grip and turn later on and Ireland fell prey to that and could only muster 143 and 168 in the two innings they played.

Team Form Guide:

SL (recent first): WLLWL
IRE (recent first): LLLLL

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SL Playing 11

1. Nishan Madushka (WK)
2. Dimuth Karunaratne (C)
3. Kusal Mendis
4. Angelo Mathews
5. Dinesh Chandimal
6. Dhananjaya de Silva
7. Sadeera Samarawickrama
8. Ramesh Mendis
9. Prabath Jayasuriya
10. Vishwa Fernando
11. Asitha Fernando

  • It was a thoroughly clinical performance from Sri Lanka to beat Ireland and go 1-0 up in the series.
  • As many as four batters scored centuries in the 1st Test.
  • Prabath Jayasuriya picked up 10 wickets in the game to put more misery on Ireland.
  • Sri Lanka are more likely to go with the same playing XI in the second test too.

Kusal Mendis vs Ireland in Tests

Kusal Mendis is coming off age as a fine test cricketer for Sri Lanka. His form has become pivotal for Sri Lanka’s success in the test format. Kusal Mendis recent has been exemplary.

Last 5 performances in Tests Test Matches, Runs & Average against Ireland Runs & Averages in Tests Test performances at Galle Captain or Vice captain choice
140, 0, 50, 87, 14 1 Match, 140 runs & 140 Average 3693 Runs & 35.50 Average 140, 15, 3, 76, 21

Dimuth Karunaratne vs Ireland in Tests

Dimuth Karunaratne has been the pillar of the Sri Lankan test side in sometime. Karunaratne opening batting has given them good starts. Karunaratne scored a remarkable 179 that laid the foundation for a big total.

Last 5 performances in Tests Test Matches, Runs and Averages against Ireland Runs & Averages in Tests Test performances at Galle Captain or Vice captain choice
179, 89, 51, 17, 50 1 Match, 179 Runs & 179 Average 6409 Runs & 40.82 Average 179, 61, 40, 16, 1

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 lost the 1st game by an innings and 280 runs.
  • Ireland were disappointing with both the innings with the bat.
  • Ireland bowlers were taken for cleaners by Sri Lankan batters.
  • With Paul Stirling part of the second test, their batting will get boosted up a bit. He might play the game instead of Murray Cummins.

Harry Tector vs Sri Lanka in Tests

Harry Tector showed remarkable patience in this first test. Though, he didn’t go on to make it a big one but it’s a learning curve. Tector is going to be crucial in this second test for Ireland.

Last 5 performances in Tests Test Matches, Runs, Wickets and Economy against Sri Lanka Runs & Average in Tests Test performances at Galle Captain or Vice captain choice
34, 42, 50, 56 1 Match, 76 Runs & 38 Average 182 & 45.50 Average 32, 42

Lorcan Tucker vs Sri Lanka in Tests

Lorcan Tucker showed great technique playing against spin, especially in the first innings where he tried to take the attack to Jayasuriya.

Last 5 performances in Tests Test Matches Stats against Sri Lanka Runs & Average in Tests Test performances at Galle Captain or Vice captain choice
45, 6, 108, 37 1 Match, 51 Runs & 25.50 Average. 196 Runs & 49.0 Average 45, 6

Who will win Sri Lanka vs Ireland match?

  • Sri Lanka are just too strong for Ireland and will be tough to handle.
  • Sri Lanka are dominant at home, with the most spin friendly track, they will be heavily loaded with spinners.
  • Some of the Ireland batters were impressive like, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker and Curtis Campher.
  • Sri Lanka very well on their way to sweep the series, 2-0.

According to the Sri Lanka vs Ireland today match prediction, Sri Lanka are expected to win the 2nd Test and win this SL vs IRE Dream11 Prediction.

SL vs IRE Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-Keepers: Lorcan Tucker, Sadeera Samarawickrama

Batters: Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Harry Tector

All-rounders: Curtis Campher, Dhananjaya de Silva

Bowlers: Prabath Jayasuriya, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Ramesh Mendis

SL vs IRE Dream11 Captain and Vice-Captain

For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker

For Grand League: Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis

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