Ireland in Sri Lanka Test series 2023

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Kriterion_BD
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Ireland in Sri Lanka Test series 2023

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Ireland’s first actual series of longer than 1 match. They put up a very good fight against a full strength Bangladesh side. Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, and Andy McBrine really did very well. Mark Adair bowled well also. But their top order was almost non existent. They really need Stirling in there and he will be available for the 2nd Test.

Ireland played just 3 Tests in their first 5 years, and will now more than double that amount in 2 months.

Looking for a good contest against a perennially rebuilding Sri Lankan side.
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Re: Ireland in Sri Lanka Test series 2023

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Kriterion_BD wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2023 1:09 am
Ireland’s first actual series of longer than 1 match. They put up a very good fight against a full strength Bangladesh side. Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, and Andy McBrine really did very well. Mark Adair bowled well also. But their top order was almost non existent. They really need Stirling in there and he will be available for the 2nd Test.

Ireland played just 3 Tests in their first 5 years, and will now more than double that amount in 2 months.

Looking for a good contest against a perennially rebuilding Sri Lankan side.
Nah. Our lineup is settled.

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Re: Ireland in Sri Lanka Test series 2023

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Huge step up in opposition, they'll get absolutely whacked in this series. And the England test will see records broken.

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Re: Ireland in Sri Lanka Test series 2023

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Galle has a history of being a very flat track. Irelands top order will have to come to the party if they want to compete.
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Re: Ireland in Sri Lanka Test series 2023

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secretzimbo wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2023 9:18 am
Huge step up in opposition, they'll get absolutely whacked in this series. And the England test will see records broken.
The Lankans have named a fairly strong squad. Resting two of their leading quicks in Rajitha and Kumara. Granted Kumara is quite hit or miss.
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Re: Ireland in Sri Lanka Test series 2023

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Kriterion_BD wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2023 5:24 pm
Galle has a history of being a very flat track. Irelands top order will have to come to the party if they want to compete.
Galle will turn into a rank turner by the time the Irish bat lol

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Re: Ireland in Sri Lanka Test series 2023

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Kriterion_BD wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2023 5:26 pm
secretzimbo wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2023 9:18 am
Huge step up in opposition, they'll get absolutely whacked in this series. And the England test will see records broken.
The Lankans have named a fairly strong squad. Resting two of their leading quicks in Rajitha and Kumara. Granted Kumara is quite hit or miss.
Yeah we went almost full strength. Not sure why but good for the Irish I guess. Can gauge how good they really are

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Re: Ireland in Sri Lanka Test series 2023

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The Irish top order really struggling. Right now it’s just Tucker and Tector scoring all their runs. Incidentally, two of their younger players.
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Re: Ireland in Sri Lanka Test series 2023

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Kriterion_BD wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2023 11:52 pm
The Irish top order really struggling. Right now it’s just Tucker and Tector scoring all their runs. Incidentally, two of their younger players.
Tector in particular is a very good cricketer. Rooting for him.





Shouldn't be too judgemental from this series. First tour of SL was always gonna be tough for them.

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Re: Ireland in Sri Lanka Test series 2023

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Ireland brutally exposed here. Definitely not a good look.

They need to focus on more red ball cricket and the ICC needs to re-create a Test fund.
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