October 19, 2021 8:45 PM
Last modified date: October 20, 2021 11:23 AM
Ash Wheldon

2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup – Sri Lanka vs Ireland Preview & Prediction

Select the sports you want to hear about and TSZ will send the best previews, analysis and predictions straight to your inbox. Sign up today!


When is Sri Lanka vs Ireland taking place? Sri Lanka vs Ireland will take place on Wednesday 20th October, 2021 at 15:00 (UK)

Where is Sri Lanka vs Ireland taking place? Sri Lanka vs Ireland will take place at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi

What is the expected weather for Sri Lanka vs Ireland? 32c in clear skies

Where can I get tickets for Sri Lanka vs Ireland? Visit here for the latest ticket information for Sri Lanka vs Ireland

What TV channel is Sri Lanka vs Ireland on in the UK? Sri Lanka vs Ireland will be televised live on Sky Sports

Where can I stream Sri Lanka vs Ireland? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Sri Lanka vs Ireland live on Sky Go



  • Sri Lanka were too good for Namibia in their opening match of the T20 World Cup and the manner of their win will have been extremely pleasing having brushed aside any doubts over the game being a potential banana skin.
  • The Sri Lankans dominated with both bat and ball, bowing Namibia for under 100 runs before reaching their target with 39 balls to spare in the one-sided affair and they will look to back that effort up in this clash with Ireland.


  • Ireland produced a brilliant display to overcome the Netherlands in their first game of the tournament and they have put themselves in a strong position to qualify for the next stage thanks to that success.
  • It was Ireland’s young guns that did the damage as Curtis Campher took four wickets before Garth Delany got the job done with the bat, scoring 44 from 29 balls with that knock guiding his side to a seven-wicket victory.


Sri Lanka and Ireland both impressed on their way to victory in the opening round of matches at the T20 World Cup but something has to give as the pair go head-to-head here. Sri Lanka will start as favourites but will have to guard against complacency against a potentially dangerous Irish side. Ireland were very good in their win over the Netherlands with some of the younger members of their squad standing out and they are likely to hold no fear here. Garth Delany has produced two eye-catching batting performances in a row and he can be Ireland’s top-scorer with the bat in what should be an entertaining affair.

TSZ Latest