CM – SL vs IRE, ICC T20 Men’s World Cup: Sri Lanka Eye Second win against self-confident Ireland


After convincing victories against Namibia and the Netherlands, both Sri Lanka and Ireland go into this game at the men’s ICC T20 World Cup full of self-confidence.

The former champions Sri Lanka will face a self-confident Ireland on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi in a tricky group game of the ICC T20 World Cup in Abu Dhabi, with the winning team approaching a Super 12 place. (More cricket news)

Both Sri Lanka and Ireland have entered the game with confidence after convincing seven-wicket wins against Namibia and the Netherlands respectively.

Sri Lanka brushed Namibia’s challenge aside when the bowlers faced the opportunity, while Ireland outnumbered the Netherlands when sailor Curtis Campher pitched them by sensationally picking up four wickets out of four balls.

Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka will be aware that im Duel against Ireland a tougher test awaits them and they cannot afford slip-ups.

The team expects more from the opening thugs – Kusal Perera and Pathum Nissanka – as well as from the experienced Dinesh Chandimal. Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapksa showed what they are capable of with opposing blows against Namibia.

In particular, the spinners Maheesh Theekshana and Wanindu Hasaranga turned out to be more than a handful for the spirited Namibia Batters and will become in the further course of the tournament for Sri Lanka’s performance will be decisive.

Apart from that, the pace attack, consisting of Lahiru Kumara, Chamika Karunaratne and Dushmanta Chameera, showed an impressive performance and underlined that they could also be counted on to penetrate the opposing batting team.

“We want to survive this qualification phase. Winning all three games will definitely put us in a good mood, adjusting to the conditions will help in the main tournament, ”Shanaka said after the Namibia game not the execution, « but there are many good things to see in the future ». Ireland, on the other hand, will be suspicious of the Sri Lankan threat after making short work of the Dutch and riding on Campher’s exploits.

Camphor and his bowling colleagues have a bigger task ahead of them on Wednesday and must fight the Sri Lankan one Face off against a batting team that has experience and talent.

It is the batting power that is subjected to a tougher test against a varied Sri Lankan attack, especially the spinners. The Irish Batters must stand up and be counted if they need to get a good score to challenge the Sri Lankans.

Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (c) Binura Fernando.

Ireland: Andy Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Kevin O’Brien, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (WK), Josh Little, Andy McBrine, Neil Rock, Ben White, Craig Young.

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