Sri Lanka and Ireland will lock horns against one another in the eighth match of the T20 World Cup 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Both these two teams had won their respective opening matches of the tournament and they will look to continue the good show.
We have got Match Prediction on the basis of current form, head-to-head, stats, and players to watch out for in the upcoming match.
Current form for Sri Lanka: W W W W W
Sri Lanka is in good form and they will look to continue the same. The Dasun Shanaka-led team won their opening match against Namibia. The Island nation came up with a sublime bowling performance as they dismissed Namibia on a paltry score of 96 runs. Maheesh Theeksana was the pick of the bowlers for Sri Lanka as he scalped three wickets.
Current form for Ireland: L W L L W
Ireland also made a winning start to their campaign as they defeated the Netherlands by seven wickets. The Irish team was able to skittle out the Netherlands for a paltry score of 106 runs. Curtis Campher had an outstanding match as he scalped four wickets in four balls against the Netherlands.
Head to Head: Match – 1, Won by Sri Lanka – 1, Won by Ireland – 0.
Sri Lanka has won the solitary match they have played against Ireland.
Players to watch out for: Kusal Perera, Chamika Karunaratne, Avishka Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Dushmantha Chameera will hold the key for Sri Lanka.
Kevin O’Brien, Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany, Andrew Balbirinie, and Mark Adair will be the crucial players for Ireland.
Match Prediction: Sri Lanka will be favorites against Ireland but the Andre Balbirnie-led team has the skills to upset their opposition.