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Sri Lanka vs Ireland, ICC Mens T20 World Cup Warm-up Matches, 2022, Today Match Prediction

Junction Oval, Melbourne, Australia

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Sri Lanka aim to continue their winning ways against Ireland

 

  • Sri Lanka registered a comfortable win over Zimbabwe in a game played at Melbourne.
  • Wanindu Hasaranga, Kusal Mendis and Chamika Karunaratne put in an excellent performances for Sri Lanka in the game played against Zimbabwe.
  • Ireland lost their previous first warm-up match against Namibia

Expect Sri Lanka to register a thumping win over Ireland at Junction Oval.

Tournament: ICC Mens T20 World Cup Warm-up Matches, 2022 | Format: T20 FORMAT | Venue: Junction Oval, Melbourne, Australia | Toss: To Bat

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Sri Lanka and Ireland will lock horns in the seventh warm-up match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup played at Junction Oval in Melbourne on Thursday.

In the warm-up match played at MCG, Sri Lanka registered 33-run win over Zimbabwe, courtesy excellent contributions from Kusal Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne and Wanindu Hasaranga.

On the other hand, Ireland suffered a close defeat at the hands of Namibia. Captain Andrew Balbirnie will be hoping that the side can put in an improved batting performance against Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Preview

The Islanders might make one or two changes to their final XI for their second warm-up match against Ireland.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka and Dasun Shanaka to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the game played against Ireland, Kusal Mendis showcased excellent form with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 54 runs off 29 balls with the help of six fours and three sixes. He was well supported by Wanindu Hasaranga, who chipped in with a brisk 14-ball 37 runs.

In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Mahesh Theekshana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera and Dilshan Madushanka to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

In the previous match, Mahesh Theekshana and Chamika Karunaratne bowled well and claimed two wickets apiece.

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing XI:

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka

Ireland Preview

The visitors will definitely make some improvements in this warm-up match against Sri Lanka. In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Andrew Balbirnie, and Lorcan Tucker to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous match, Paul Stirling scored 37 runs off 30 balls with the help of five fours, whereas Lorcan Tucker chipped in with 34 runs off 35 balls.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Mark Adair, Gareth Delaney, Simi Singh, Curtis Campher, and Joshua Little to provide crucial breakthroughs.

Ireland Predicted Playing XI:

Stephen Doheny, Paul Stirling (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little, Andrew Balbirnie, Fionn Hand, Conor Olphert

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
26
0.90 mm.
3.87 k/h
From: ESE
100%
03h
26
0.62 mm.
4.24 k/h
From: SSE
100%
06h
26
0.96 mm.
3.71 k/h
From: S
100%
09h
25
3.19 mm.
2.92 k/h
From: SW
100%
12h
25
1.85 mm.
2.78 k/h
From: W
100%
15h
26
1.15 mm.
2.94 k/h
From: W
97%
18h
28
0 mm.
2.06 k/h
From: W
98%
21h
27
0.67 mm.
2.06 k/h
From: NNW
97%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared at Junction Oval is expected to have pace and bounce for the bowlers. The batsmen will enjoy the conditions at the venue. The weather forecast for the game is going to be light rain showers during the match.

Venue Details

Junction Oval in Melbourne is going to host the 7th match of the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup warm-up match between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.

Toss: To Bat

Both the teams will be keen to win the toss, bat first and post a competitive total on the board. The average first inning score at Junction Oval is around 150 runs

Based on current form, Sri Lanka will be clear favorites to win their warm-up match against Ireland. With likes of Wanindu Hasaranga, Kusal Mendis putting in excellent performances in the previous match, the team management will be hoping for more of the same in this fixture.

Expect Sri Lanka to register a thumping win over Ireland at Junction Oval.

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Author: Shoaib Z.