World T20 Cup Match 8 Fantasy Tips: Sri Lanka vs Ireland – Key Players, Probable XI and More

While Sri Lanka defeated Namibia, Ireland also beat Netherlands by 7 wickets to start their T20 campaign with a win.

Ketaki Pole Author

Updated - 19 October 2021 4:09 pm

Match Details

Date: 20th October, 2021

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Live Ball-by-Ball Commentary: SportsTiger

Preview

The stage is set for yet another interesting encounter as Sri Lanka lock horns against Ireland on October 20, 2021. Both the sides have had a phenomenal start to the tournament, having won their opening games against Namibia and Netherlands. On one hand where Sri Lanka registered a comfortable win against Namibia, the Irishmen overpowered the Dutch side and secured 2 crucial points in Round 1.

With both the teams entering the game on the back of wins, it’ll be an exciting game of cricket with both Sri Lanka and Ireland aiming to take a lead by winning their second game.

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Analysis

The Sri Lankan side looked in full form in their opening game of the World T20 Cup. Avishka Fernando and Kusal Perera are the top batting picks from Sri Lanka. All-rounder Wannindu Hasaranga has been in a great form in the shortest format of the game and should be a must have in one’s fantasy team. Besides, last game’s top performer Bhanuka Rajapaksha and Dushmantha Chameera can also fetch some good points in fantasy, contributing in their respective departments.

The Irish side looked confident to start off their World T20 Cup campaign. Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie are bankable picks with the former being an excellent captain choice. Mark Adair and Curtis Campher’s bowling performances against Netherlands make them smart picks for fantasy who can fetch some points from the bowling department.

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Probable Playing XI

Ireland:

Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Neil Rock (wk), Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Benjamin White, Joshua Little

Sri Lanka:

Kusal Perera (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara

People's Pick:

Best 14

Wicketkeepers: Kusal Perera

Batters:  Avishka Fernando, Andy Balbirnie, Paul Stirling, Kevin O’ Brien, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka

All-rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Curtis Campher, Dasun Shanka

Bowlers: Mark Adair, Craig Young, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara

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