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| On Oct 20, 2021 12:41 AM IST

SL vs IRE T20 World Cup 2021: Possible Playing 11 of Sri Lanka

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SL Playing 11: In the Match 8 of the T20 World Cup 2021, Sri Lanka team will clash with the Ireland team. If they win this game, they will qualify for the group stages of the T20 World Cup 2021.

The Sri Lanka team won their first league fixture against Namibia in a comfortable manner. They dismissed the opposition to a total of 96 runs, with Theekshana picking 3 and duo of Kumara-Hasaranga scalping 2 each. Then the batters were quite impressive with their performances. The conttibution of 30 and 42 came from Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa respectively.


Team News

  • The team is expected to play with the same 11 as of the last league match.
  • No injury issues in the Sri Lanka team for their match against Ireland.

SL Playing 11 (likely)

The Sri Lanka team pulled off a win by chasing down the total of 96 runs and will be happy with their start. But they need to be cautious of their opponents, who are capable of making a turnaround with their abilities and it will be an interesting match.

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The opening combination of Kusal Perera and Pathum Nissanka is expected to do well due to their talent. While, Dinesh and Avishka Fernando have the capability to stabilize and accelerate the innings well. The next batters, Bhanuka, Shanaka, and Chamika have displayed fine performances in the last series. The bowlers will be Hasaranga, Chameera Kumara, and Theekshana.

SL Playing 11 (likely)

1. Kusal Perera (wk)
2. Pathum Nissanka
3. Dinesh Chandimal
4. Avishka Fernando
5. Bhanuka Rajapaksa
6. Dasun Shanaka (c)
7. Chamika Karunaratne
8. Wanindu Hasaranga
9. Dushmantha Chameera
10. Maheesh Theekshana
11. Lahiru Kumara

Sri Lanka Squad

Sri Lanka Squad: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya De Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Akila Dananjaya, Binura Fernando.


Where to Watch SL vs IRE Live T20 World Cup 2021

WATCH SL vs IRE T20 World Cup 2021 LIVE on Star Sports 1 and Disney+ Hotstar. The T20 World Cup Qualifiers have been quite entertaining and is offering the Star Sports Network a better than expected viewership, as the cricket fans are excited to see the associate nations competing against each other to grab the top 4 spots and enter the group stages. Th Sri Lanka vs Ireland Match will be streamed live on Disney+ Hotstar, and the VIP and Pemium plans can be bought at a nominal price. You can also recharge with special packs and can contact the customer service provider of telecom networks to avail plans and Watch T20 World Cup Live.


4 Fantasy picks for Sri Lanka vs Ireland from SL

1. Avishka Fernando

The top order batsman will be the best pick from the Sri Lanka team due to his consistent performances in this year. In the warmup matches, he scored the most runs and started the World Cup well with a knock of 30* and will be confident. In 64 T20s, he has 1529 runs.

Name Matches Runs Average
Avishka Fernando 64 1529 26.36

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2. Kusal Perera

The fierce striker of the cricket ball is coming into the tournament after recovering from the injury and is expected to gradually come back in form. He has the ability to give them a rousing start in the power play or keep the run rate steady in the middle overs.

Name Matches Runs Average
Kusal Perera 107 2495 31.65


3. Wanindu Hasaranga

The spinner is likely to play a main role for the Sri Lanka team in picking key wickets of the opposition and using the surfaces of UAE well. In the match against Namibia, he scalped 2 wickets and will look to maintain the same form.

Name Matches Wickets Average
Wanindu Hasaranga 25 36 15.47


4. Bhanuka Rajapaksa

The middle order batsman will be critical to the team in their performances as he can stabilize the team well in crucial situations. In the last fixture, he scored 42 off 27 balls to help the team in sealing victory in a fine fashion.

Name Matches Runs Average
Bhanuka Rajapaksa 11 207 28.87

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