ICC World TwentyT20 : Super Eight Ireland Vs Sri Lanka Preview
India and South Africa are pre-tournament favourites but Sri Lanka who won a thrilling game against Pakistan is now starting to prove that too are contendars for this world cup . Tillakaratne Dilshan scorched 46 from 39 relief them about top orders but their real problem is middle order which collasped against Pakistan in last six overs . They lost 5 wickets for just 40 runs but thanks to Lasith Malinga's deadly death-bowling it didnt cost them much of the problem but they have to work over this to beat Ireland and formost New Zealand team . Sri Lanka wont take Ireland lightly as Ireland is now known for bringing big upset .
For Ireland this World Cup is going like dream , first they defeated Bangladesh to make it to Super Eight which they had never thought . But due to lack of experience they are now looking in toruble and struggling to give strong fight against strong teams . Their dreams got a serious blow when they crashed against New Zealand for just 83 runs . The allround ability of Kevin O'Brien has impressed and surprised many, while Trent Johnston and Kevin's brother, Niall, can trouble Sri Lanka but lack of experience is the biggest problem which Ireland faces. But still they will play with full strength and confidence .
On Other hand Sri Lanka will try to blow Ireland away giving New Zealand a warning sign .
Players to watch :
Sri Lanka Side - Muttiah Muralitharan, Ajantha Mendis,Lasith Malinga
Ireland Side - Kevin O'Brien and his brother Niall.
Sri lanka will go unchange also Ireland to go with same team which played against New Zealand.
Sri Lanka: (probable) 1 Sanath Jayasuriya, 2 Tillakaratne Dilshan, 3 Kumar Sangakkara (wk, capt), 4 Mahela Jayawardene, 5 Jehan Mubarak, 6 Chamara Silva, 7 Angelo Mathews, 8 Nuwan Kulasekara, 9 Ajantha Mendis, 10 Lasith Malinga, 11 Muttiah Muralitharan
Ireland: (probable) 1 William Porterfield (capt), 2 Gary Wilson, 3 Niall O'Brien (wk), 4 Andre Botha, 5 Kevin O'Brien, 6 John Mooney, 7 Alex Cusack, 8 Trent Johnston, 9 Kyle McCallan, 10 Regan West, 11 Pete Connell
Summary : This Match will be interesting one . Dont think Sri Lanka will win this easily, Ireland will make sure that Sri Lanka get their victory not easily.