- Saiman Das
SL vs IRE Predicted Playing XI: Sri Lanka will be facing off against Ireland on Sunday, October 23. Moreover, the match will be played at Blundstone Arena in Bellerive, Australia.
Sri Lanka are coming into this game after winning against Netherlands on Thursday. Sri Lanka scored 162 runs in 20 overs while Netherlands scored 146 runs and Sri Lanka won the match by 16 runs.
Kusal Mendis won the man of the match award against Netherlands on Thursday. He scored 79 runs from 44 balls with a strike rate of 179.55.
Ireland are coming into this fixture after winning against West Indies on Friday. West Indies scored 146 runs in 20 overs while Ireland scored 150 runs and they won the match by nine wickets.
Sri Lanka vs Ireland match will take place at the Blundstone Arena in Bellerive, Australia on Sunday, October 23.
Sri Lanka vs Ireland game will begin at 09:30 AM IST.
The pitch at Blundstone Arena in Bellerive is excellent for batting. However, the spinners have also found success with the old ball. Having said that, the captain winning the toss may elect to bowl first to utilize the batting-friendly pitch and chase the total.
The maximum temperature in Bellerive on Sunday will be 13°C while the minimum temperature will be 9°C. Overcast conditions are expected throughout the day.
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Binura Fernando.
Ireland: Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little.
Sri Lanka – Dasun Shanaka (c), Ashen Bhandara (in for Danushka Gunathilaka), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Ranjitha (replaces Dushmantha Chameera), Lahiru Kumara (subject to fitness), Dilshan Madushanka, Pramod Madushan. Reserves: Praveen Jayawickrema, Dinesh Chandimal, Binura Fernando, Nuwanidu Fernando.
Ireland – Andrew Balbirnie (c), Paul Stirling (vc), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Fionn Hand, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Conor Olphert, Simi Singh, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Graham Hume (replaces Craig Young).
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