Match 15 | ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 | Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
The ICC CWC Qualifier tournament is approaching its Super 6 stage, where the top three teams from each group will compete for the knockout stage. Sri Lanka and Ireland will face off on June 25 at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. Sri Lanka has had two one-sided wins against UAE and Oman, while Ireland has lost both games against Oman and Scotland, making their upcoming match a must-win.
When: Sun 25 June, 09:00 (local) | Sun 25 June, 15:00 (CST)
Where: Match 15, ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 | Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
Pitch and Weather Report: Sri Lanka has won both of its games at Queens Sports Club with ease, and the pitch is ideal for batters with something for slow bowlers and spinners. A high-scoring game is expected, with the team batting first likely to choose to bowl. The weather forecast for the match between Sri Lanka and Ireland on Sunday predicts a sunny day in Bulawayo, with ideal playing conditions for cricket, a maximum temperature of 24°C, a humidity level of 29%, and a wind speed of around 11 km/h.
Head To Head: Sri Lanka and Ireland have played four ODIs against each other, with Sri Lanka winning all four games. Ireland will be looking for their first win against Sri Lanka on Sunday, but it remains to be seen if they will be successful or if Sri Lanka will continue their winning streak.
Sri Lanka Probable XIs: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wicketkeeper), Charith Asalanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dasun Shanaka (captain), Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha
Ireland Probable XIs: Andy McBrine, Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (captain), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wicketkeeper), Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Benjamin White