SL vs IRE: The 8th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will be played between Sri Lanka and Ireland on 20th October at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Sri Lanka kicked off their campaign in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 against Nambia with a convincing victory and will be looking to seal their place in the Super 12.
Ireland, on the other hand, thrashed the Netherlands by 7 wickets in their first game and are one win away from a qualification spot in the Super 12s. While batting first, the Netherlands managed to put 106 runs on the board which was chased down by the Irish team in the 16th over itself.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats, updates and dream11 predictions of perfect fantasy team for Match 8 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 between Sri Lanka & Ireland.
- Match: Sri Lanka vs Ireland, Match 8
- Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The pitch is expected to favour the bowlers, given the slow nature of the tracks. Spinners will come in handy in the middle overs and shot-making won’t be easy. The ground traditional favours the chasing side. Hence, the toss-winning captain must elect to bowl.
SL vs IRE Probable Playing XI
Sri Lanka Playing XI
Dasun Shanaka (C), Kusal Perera (WK), Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dinesh Chandimal, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dusmantha Chameera.
Ireland Playing XI
Andy Balbirnie (C), Neil Rock (WK), Gareth Delany, Ben White, Paul Stirling, Josh Little, Curtis Campher, Harry Tector, Mark Adair, Kevin O’Brien, Simi Singh.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at this venue in the last 5 matches played is 131 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches —
- Matches Won: 3
- Matches Lost: 2
- No Result/Abandoned: 0
Sri Lanka & Ireland Last 5 Matches Stats
SL vs IRE Dream11 Expert Picks
|Curtis Campher||154 Points|
|Maheesh Theekshana||93 Points|
|Paul Stirling||47 Points|
|Chamika Karunaratne||43 Points|
|Avishka Fernando||42 Points|
SL vs IRE Player Record/Stats (Top 5)
|Player||Stats (This Tournament)|
|Curtis Campher||4 Wickets & 7 Runs|
|Maheesh Theekshana||3 Wickets|
|Paul Stirling||30 Runs|
|Chamika Karunaratne||1 Wicket|
|Avishka Fernando||30 Runs|
SL vs IRE Captaincy Picks
- Kusal Perera
- Avishka Fernando
- Kevin O’Brien
SL vs IRE Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team Suggestion 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Kusal Perera
- Batsmen: Kevin O’Brien, Paul Stirling, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Avishka Fernando
- All-Rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Curtis Campher
- Bowlers: Mark Adair, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Joshua Little
- Captain: Kusal Perera
- Vice-Captain: Kevin O’Brien
Fantasy Team Suggestion 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Kusal Perera
- Batsmen: Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie, Avishka Fernando, Gareth Delany
- All-Rounders: Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Curtis Campher
- Bowlers: Dusmantha Chameera, Mark Adair, Maheesh Theekshana
- Captain: Avishka Fernando
- Vice-Captain: Paul Stirling
Probable Winner Of The Match
Ireland is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.