Sri Lanka vs Ireland, Match 15, ICC CWC Qualifiers 2023, SL vs IRE Pitch Report, Dream 11 Predictions and Fantasy Cricket Tips

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Sri Lanka vs Ireland Match 15 Details

Match 15 Details

The Super Sixes round is about to begin and all the teams are fighting for the top two spots to qualify for the upcoming mega event ICC ODI World Cup 2023 in India. The Match 15 of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023 will take place between Sri Lanka and Ireland at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on June 25. Sri Lanka being on top has almost qualified for the Super Sixes round while Ireland is on the brink of elimination. This is a must-win match for the Irish side to stay alive in the competition.

Sri Lanka vs Ireland Pitch Report

Pitch Report

The surface of the pitch at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo is well-balanced, ensuring an even playing field for both teams. The quality of the track improves as the game goes on and therefore captains would look to chase the target if they win the toss. This should be a 300+ score pitch.

Sri Lanka vs Ireland Match 15 Preview

SL vs IRE Match 15 Preview

Team Sri Lanka

The island nation is roaring at the moment because they have crushed their opponents in the first two matches. Currently, sitting on top of Group B with 4 points, they have ticked all the right boxes. Dasun Shanaka led the team quite well as he does often. They first defeated the UAE by a huge margin and then Oman by 10 wickets. Sri Lanka is riding high on Wanindu Hasaranga’s magical spin bowling. The top order of Pathum Nissanka and Dimuth Karunaratne is looking solid at the top. The wicketkeeper Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka and Dhananjaya de Sliva are good to go in the middle order. The aggressive captain and Wanindu finish the innings very well. The pace bowling is also getting some wickets like Lahiru Kumara and Kasun Rajitha.

In the previous match against Oman, Sri Lanka bundled out Oman on mere 98 runs. Hasaranga’s 5-fer and Kumara’s thrice dismantled the batting of Oman. In response, Sri Lanka gets over the line in just 15 overs without losing a wicket. Both openers finished the job quite well. Overall, this match should be another cakewalk for Sri Lanka as Ireland is underperforming at the moment.

Team Ireland

The Irish side is hugely disappointed with their outing in this tournament. Andrew Balbirnie and his men are under serious pressure. With back-to-back losses, only they were to blame themselves for their performance. They were handed defeats unexpectedly by lower rank teams. Even Harry Tector who recently won the Player of the Month award for the month of June couldn’t rescue them. The standout players from the Irish side are George Dockrell for his excellent batting display in both matches by hitting half-centuries and Mark Adair for his good bowling. Except for these two, none of them showed grit, determination and confidence.

Oman outclassed them in the first match by chasing the target by 5 wickets.  It was a decent score set by Ireland but their bowlers let them down and couldn’t stop the onslaught of Oman. Tector and Dockrell played brilliantly to set a respectable target after their batting collapsed. In the second match, Scotland’s come-from-behind performance broke the Irish hearts. The Scottish were nowhere in the game and after the wickets were fallen down, they couldn’t avoid leaking runs and bowled poorly.

Michael Leask’s heroics stole the show, the one who got them over the line. They had the likes of experienced Paul Stirling, and Balbirnie at the top order. Tector, Dockrell and Curtis Campher are in the middle and Josh Little, Mark Adair and Ben White are in the bowling. All of them couldn’t play as a team together and some individual performances couldn’t rescue them. Overall, this is an uphill task against the mighty and in-form Sri Lanka and Ireland could only pray for their best to come if they want to win this match. Even if they win this match, they still have to wait for the other team’s results to come.

Sri Lanka vs Ireland Head-to-Head Records

Head-to-Head Records

These teams have played each other four times in ODI history. Sri Lanka has dominated these figures overwhelmingly by 4-0.

Matches PlayedSL wonIRE wonTieNo Result

Sri Lanka vs Ireland Key Players To Watch

We are taking the stats of the current tournament 2023.

Key Players To Watch

Team Sri Lanka

PlayerMatchesRunsBat. Avg.Strike RateWicketsBowl. Economy
D Karunaratne2113113107.6
P Nissanka29494
K Mendis27878123.8
S Samarawickrama273114
W Hasaranga2112.4
L Kumara243.4

Team Ireland

PlayerMatchesRunsBat. Avg.Strike RateWicketsBowl. Economy
G Dockrell216016035.5
H Tector258
M Adair25
J Little246

Sri Lanka vs Ireland Squads


Team Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis(wk), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama,  Dasun Shanaka(c), Maheesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Dushan Hemantha

Team Ireland

Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker(wk), George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Graham Hume, Joshua Little, Benjamin White, Curtis Campher, Peter Moor, Craig Young, Barry McCarthy

Sri Lanka vs Ireland Fantasy Predictions

SL vs IRE Fantasy Predictions

Sri Lanka

  • The southpaw Dimuth Karunaratne is in fine nick after making a comeback in the ODIs for Sri Lanka. He has hit back-to-back half-centuries and is in outstanding touch with the bat. Expect another good score from him.
  • Nissanka is also supporting well on the other hand. He has also scored a fine fifty against the UAE.
  • K Mendis is making the best use of the opportunities given to him. He made a fine 78 in the first match.
  •  C Asalanka is in brilliant touch with the bat. His striking ability is amazing against the spinners and therefore his strike rate is unbelievably above 200.
  • W Hasaranga can bowl out the opposition again single-handedly. He could be the match-winner and a good captaincy pick again.
  • L Kumara has a good pace and he can take a wicket or a two at the beginning of the match. A good bowling option to gain some fantasy points.


  • Expectations are from George Dockrell that he can play and score well again. He has hit consecutive half-centuries and is the lone warrior in the team. After hitting a half-century in the first match, expect him to make a comeback and deliver this time.
  • Curtis Campher scored a magnificent ton in the last game. Therefore, he is expected to repeat his performance. He can contribute well in bowling too.
  • J Little is not at his best but this is a pressure game and therefore he would want to give all his sweat out in the field.
  • Mark Adair is doing well at the moment. He has picked up 5 wickets so far and therefore in the death overs, he could give more fantasy points.

Sri Lanka vs Ireland Probable Playing XI

Probable Playing XI

Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis(wk), Charith Asalanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara


Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie(c), Harry Tector, Andy McBrine, Lorcan Tucker(wk), Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Benjamin White

Sri Lanka vs Ireland Dream 11 Fantasy Team

Based on the stats above, this could be the fantasy playing 11.

Dream 11 Fantasy Team
  • Wicketkeepers: Kusal Mendis, Lorcan Tucker
  • Batters: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Harry Tector, George Dockrell
  • All-Rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Curtis Campher
  • Bowlers: Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Mark Adair
  • Captain:  Wanindu Hasaranga / Dimuth Karunaratne
  • Vice-captain: Kusal Mendis / Curtis Campher

Betting Tips- Who will win?

Betting Tips- Who will win

Sri Lanka vs Ireland match says that the favourites to win this match is Sri Lanka, given that they are doing extremely well as expected. Ireland has a huge challenge to defeat them. Although, they have a history of upsetting the big teams so this would be interesting to see how they turn up today.


Sri Lanka is having a perfect tournament so far and this match should also be an easy task for them. On the other hand, Ireland has to win here and wait for other results. Ireland in this position would not have expected anyone, though they can turn things here and regain some pride. It is going to be a test of their spirit and determination and therefore we have a fantastic game with excellent cricket sportsbook odds in our hands.

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