It was a dramatic end to the group-stage matches, as not every favorite could qualify. Ireland managed to bag the lottery, and so did the former champions, Sri Lanka. The two teams will now face each other in today's T20 world cup match to battle for a seat in the next round.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 23rd October 2022, 9:30 AM IST
- Venue: Blundstone Arena, Bellerive Oval, Australia
- Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Ireland vs Sri Lanka- Previews and Betting Tips
After a hard-fought battle in the group-stage matches, the two teams have come a long way. It wasn’t easy with the competitive nature of their counterparts, but they have rightfully earned their spot in the Super 12 stages.
Ireland will be looking forward to this match-up as they seem to be in good control of rightly using their resources. Ireland are walking into this encounter, defeating two-time T20 world champions in their previous game and kicking them out of the competition. Being asked to bowl first, Ireland did exceptionally well. Courtesy of Gareth Delany’s 3/16, the Windies were restricted to a mere 146/5. The response from the Irish was extraordinary as they hunted down the total in just 17.3 overs and won by 9 wickets. Paul Stirling was the star with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 48-ball 66. Accompanying him were Lorcan Tucker & Andrew Balbirnie, who scored 45* and 37, respectively.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka didn’t have it easy as one bad decision could’ve cost them their Super 12 slot. Batting first, it was Kusal Mendis’ 44-ball 79 that helped the Lankans to get to a fighting total of 162/6. While defending, Max O’Dowd was on song and ended up scoring a blistering knock of 71* off just 53 balls. However, Wanidu Hasaranga joined the party and helped Sri Lanka win the match by 16 runs with the help of his 3/28.
This was the story of their previous encounters. Talking about their head-to-head, the two have met on two recent occasions, with both matches being won by Sri Lanka. However, with the way Ireland dealt with West Indies, the Irish are favorites to be dominant in this encounter. This is the best time to place your bets for such encounters have the best match odds. However, try to do your research to place a reliable bet. Keep track of the teams’ recent match performances as they will be really helpful. Live tracking and streaming also help place smart bets that provide better investment returns.
Ireland have a strong batting lineup that will come in very handy in their upcoming fixture. Here are some of the players to look out for. Paul Stirling scored a blistering 66 and will be very lethal in the next game, which is being played in what is called a batting paradise. Alongside him are the batters like Lorcan Tucker & George Dockrell, who scored 280 and 250 in their past 10 games at a healthy batting average. Meanwhile, Gareth Delany & Josh Little are two bowlers that will prove to be the backbone of the bowling department. They’ve both bagged 13 scalps each in their previous few matches with a healthy economy. Ireland is well-versed in the conditions and will take full advantage of them.
Squad: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Simi Singh.
The Sri Lankans have to be very careful of every action they take. They are a very experienced side and have played a lot of competitive cricket in Australia. Their top-order batters seem to be on a roll, and their being familiar with the conditions is the icing on the cake. Pathum Nissanka & Kusal Mendis have scored 297 and 264 runs, respectively, and are in red-hot form. On the other hand, Wanidu Hasaranga & Maheesh Theekshana have caused a lot of problems for batters with their spinning web. The duo has a combined 30 wickets in just 10 games at a very economical rate. They will play a very crucial role in today’s t20 world cup match.
Squad: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(Wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(C), Wanidu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Pramod Madushan, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana
Also, Read >> T20 World Cup Winners List
Pitch and weather Conditions
The weather forecast has predicted a minimum of 70% precipitation. This indicates that scattered showers are likely to interrupt gameplay. The humidity is likely to be fluctuating around 67% all day, with temperatures as low as 12 degrees.
Talking about the venue, it is a treat for batters as they get value for their shots. Runs don’t come by easy, but focus and dedication will certainly pay off. There is something in it for pacers as well. They will receive help off the surface. Spinners will prove to be economical and chip-in wickets at regular intervals. However, the most advantage will be gained will be by the batters.
Ireland vs Sri Lanka: Betting Tips
|Betting Tips||Betting Odds||Operator Links|
|Toss Prediction||Sri Lanka||1.90||Bet on Parimatch|
|Top Batsman – Sri Lanka||Kusal Mendis||3.85||Try Dafabet today|