Pitch and weather: There was a modicum of rain on the eve of the Test in Galle, but expect much of the same – scorching heat, stifling humidity, and a pitch that starts to take turn on day two. This time of year, the sea breeze that usually comes across the ground from July to September, is not as strong as it usually is.
Sri Lanka vs Ireland Highlights today, Monday 24-4-2023. 2nd Test, Ireland tour of Sri Lanka 2023, Galle International Stadium.
Ireland have won the toss and they will bat first.
Sri Lanka team: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Nishan Madushka, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Ramesh Mendis, Prabath Jayasuriya, Asitha Fernando, Vishwa Fernando
Ireland team: Paul Stirling, James McCollum, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), PJ Moor, Curtis Campher, Graham Hume, Andy McBrine, Matthew Humphreys, Ben White
Head to Head In Test’s: 1
Sri Lanka Won: 1
Ireland Won: 0
Sri Lanka Test Rankings: 7th
Ireland Test Rankings: 12th
(last five completed Tests, most recent first)
Sri Lanka WLLWL
Match Timings: 4:30 AM | 10:00 AM Local
Umpires – Kumar Dharmasena, Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire – Adrian Holdstock
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Match number – Test no. 2503