Sri Lanka vs Ireland 2nd Test, Match Prediction, Weather Forecast, Pitch Report & Expected Playing XI for SL vs IRE

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Sri Lanka vs Ireland, 2nd Test Preview

The Sri Lankan cricket team is heading into the second test match against Ireland with plenty of confidence, after winning the first game by an innings and 280 runs. This was one of the biggest victories in Sri Lanka’s cricketing history, and they will be looking to build on that success in the second match.

The Sri Lankans were led by captain Dimuth Karunaratne, who scored a brilliant century in the first innings. Kusal Mendis and Prabath Jaysuriya also stood out with their performances and will be looking to continue their form into this match. Ireland will need to come up with a better performance if they are to have any chance of winning this game.

Sri Lanka vs Ireland Match Details:

Match: Sri Lanka vs Ireland (SL vs IRE ) 2nd Test,  Ireland tour of Sri Lanka

Venue: Galle International Stadium, Galle

Date & Time: Monday, April 24, 2023, 10:00 AM IST

Sri Lanka vs Ireland Weather Forecast:

The weather forecast for Galle, Sri Lanka is showing a clear sky with no rain on the first day. However, the next four days are expected to bring high chances of rain.

Sri Lanka vs Ireland Pitch Report:

Batting is generally favoured on this track, and you can expect to see a lot of runs scored. Also, spin bowlers will get some aid, particularly as the match progresses.

Sri Lanka vs Ireland Playing XI:

Sri Lanka

Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Nishan Madushka, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama(w), Prabath Jayasuriya, Ramesh Mendis, Asitha Fernando, Vishwa Fernando


James McCollum, Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie(c), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Peter Moor, Lorcan Tucker(w), George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Benjamin White

Record at Venue

Venue: Galle International Stadium, Galle (Last 10 Games)

Matches Played 10
Bat 1st Won4
Bat 2nd Won6

Average Score

Avg 1st Inns ScoreAvg 2nd Inns ScoreAvg 3rd Inns ScoreAvg 4th Inns Score

Pace vs Spin


Record at Venue

Sri Lanka Batters (Test Records)

Angelo Mathews47173643.4
Dimuth Karunaratne33168854.45
Dinesh Chandimal32148159.24
Kusal Mendis2285939.05
Dhananjaya de Silva1957733.94
Ramesh Mendis1222320.27
Lasith Embuldeniya1011511.5
Sadeera Samarawickrama1104
Kamindu Mendis16161
Prabath Jayasuriya5316.2
Nishan Madushka12929

Sri Lanka Bowlers (Test Records)

Ramesh Mendis16345.44423.7
Prabath Jayasuriya8263.33917.9
Lasith Embuldeniya11309.13228.4
Dhananjaya de Silva1674.1730.4
Asitha Fernando766.5543.6
Vishwa Fernando315511.4

Sri Lanka Top Picks

Dimuth Karunaratne: Karunaratne is in good form and has an impressive venue record at this venue, having scored 1509 runs at an average of 50.3. He will be an important player for Sri Lanka in the upcoming match as an opener on a good batting wicket. He scored 179 runs at a strike rate of 76.17 in the previous game and can be expected to repeat same in this match as well.
Kusal Mendis: Kusal Mendis is a top-order batsman who’s currently in good form and a great choice for fantasy cricket teams. He scored 140 runs in the last match, showcasing his batting form. Mendis has a fantastic record at this venue, with a total of 719 runs at an average of 34.24. As he’s expected to bat in the top order on a good batting wicket, he’s likely to score more runs and earn your fantasy team some crucial points.

Ramesh Mendis: Ramesh Mendis is a spin-bowling all-rounder who makes an excellent addition to fantasy teams. Mendis will bat in Sri Lanka’s lower order and could be the team’s third spinner. Ramesh picked up five wickets in the first test match of this series, showcasing his impressive bowling form. He also has a strong track record at this venue, having scored 1736 runs at an average of 44.51.

Prabath Jayasuriya: His ability to bowl multiple overs and his advantage against Ireland’s right-handed batsmen make him a valuable asset. He was the leading wicket taker in the first match of this series, as he returned with 10 wickets at an average of 10.80. Jayasuriya also has a good venue record, making him a solid choice for fantasy teams.

Ireland Top Picks

Andy McBrine: McBrine had a good last outing, scoring 17 runs and taking one wicket. McBrine’s experience and expertise as the main spinner will be critical in guiding Ireland in this match. His ability to take wickets at critical moments in the game can be a game-changer for the team.

Harry Tector: Tector had a good start to this series as he scored 76 runs at an average of 38.00, demonstrating his impressive batting form. Moreover, he is a good player of spin, which makes him a valuable asset in sub-continental conditions. Tector’s bowling skills are equally impressive and can come in handy in challenging conditions.

Mark Adair: Scoring 23 runs and picking up 1 wicket in his first match of this series, Adair showcased his all-round skills. With the ability to bowl with the new ball and swing it both ways, he is a formidable force on the field. Moreover, his handy skills with the bat make him an even more attractive option in the fantasy teams.

Sri Lanka vs Ireland Differential Picks

Angelo Mathews: Angelo Mathews might have had a bad start to the series after being dismissed for a duck in the first game, but his remarkable record at this venue cannot be ignored. With 1736 runs scored at an average of 44.51, he will be a valuable asset batting at number 4 in the upcoming match. This makes him a great differential pick for fantasy teams.

George Dockrell: George Dockrell demonstrated his good form in the previous match, scoring 34 runs and taking a wicket. He bats in the middle order and bowls left-arm orthodox spin. He can be a game-changer for fantasy teams.

Sri Lanka vs Ireland Safe Captaincy Picks

Dimuth Karunaratne

Prabath Jayasuriya

Sri Lanka vs Ireland Differential  Captaincy Picks

Kusal Mendis

Ramesh Mendis

Base Team: SL vs IRE

WK: K Mendis

Bat: D Karunaratne, A Mathews, H Tector, D Chandimal, G Dockrell

AR: A McBrine, Ramesh Mendis

Bowl : P Jayasuriya, M Adair, V Fernando

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