After fighting their hearts out at the qualifiers, both Sri Lanka and Ireland are fighting in the real game. Their adrenaline wouldn’t have settled now, but it was still a great character contest. Let’s see which team has that strong character.
Ground: Hobart Stadium
Date: October 22, 2022
Time: 9.30 AM
Good batting wicket, but the run-making had been tough in this ground so far in this tournament because of its big and wet outfield. An equal competition for both the bat and the ball.
Probable Playing XIs
Kusal Mendis (WK), Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Gunathilaka, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (C), Wanindu Hasaranga, Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara, Binura Fernando
Andy Balbirnie (C), Paul Stirling, Curtis Campher, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (WK), Simi Singh, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Mark Adair
SL vs IRE Top Fantasy Picks
Captain: C Campher
Curtis Campher’s match-winning knock in the last game would have given him the high that would take him throughout the tournament. Do not miss him when he is outstanding.
Vice-captain: W Hasaranga
Hasaranga seems comfortable in the last game and will remain the same against the Irish team. His variations will raise too many questions for Ireland batters.
Wicketkeeper: K Mendis
K Mendis’ greater strength is the tempo with which he carries his innings. The other factors won’t trouble him. His consistency has a separate name for himself. So it is hoped that he will continue the same.
Batters: G Dockrell, D Silva, H Tector, P Nissanka
G Dockrell and H Tector haven’t done much in the qualifiers but possess huge potential. It’s time for them to step up. And surely they will.
Sri Lanka’s other two top orders, D Silva and P Nissanka, will get to be the main batters for us.
All-rounders: W Hasaranga, C Campher, S Singh
Simi Singh’s wide varieties will fetch him a great chance of snagging the key scalps in the bigger Hobart ground.
Bowlers: M Adair, J Little, M Theekshana
The new ball bowlers, J Little and M Adair, will also get the chance to bowl the death overs. They have every opportunity to put their team in the box seat.
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