No doubt, cricket is the favourite sport of many, but some people just never happened to like it. A lot of those people quickly changed their preferences once the T20 cricket format was introduced. The reason behind this is the reduction of overs.
The fact that the length of the game (i.e., 50 hours) becomes one of the factors that can make many people dislike cricket is not hidden from anyone. Twenty20 cricket is a short but sweet ride of fours, sixes, runouts, and much more. The fan base of the sport has definitely increased after the advent of this format of cricket.
Ever since the T20 (Twenty20) cricket was introduced in 2003, it has become extremely popular.
In order to make this format even more acceptable and popular, the T20 World Cup was introduced. Just like the regular World Cup, in which 50-over matches (i.e., ODI matches) are played, the T20 World Cup is also a respectable tournament.
The T20 World Cup is held for both men’s and women’s teams. The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup started in the year 2007. Usually, it happens every two years, but it could not take place in the year 2018. Then, it also could not happen in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After so many ups-and-downs and changes in the schedule, this tournament will occur in the year 2021. This will be the 7th edition of the competition.
As per the T20 World Cup Schedule 2021, the matches will begin on 17th October 2021. The tournament will end on 14th November 2021. So, the tournament will continue for 29 days. The host countries for this world cup will be Oman and November. Earlier, India was chosen as the host country for T20 World Cup 2021, but due to the pandemic, the venue was changed.
Many interesting matches will be a part of the tournament. One such match will be SL vs IRE, i.e., Sri Lanka vs Ireland. These two cricket teams will face each other on 20th October, i.e., on the fourth day of the tournament. The match will be played in the first round of the competition. The teams will play at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, located in Abu Dhabi.
When it comes to SL vs IRE 1st T20 Match Prediction, it can vary from one expert to another, as the stakes are as high as they can get. The Sri Lanka team has already won the tournament once. They won the fifth edition, which took place in the year 2014, by defeating India.
Moreover, Sri Lanka is the first team amongst all other teams to play in three finals. Their team became the finalist in the second, fourth, and fifth editions of the tournament. Out of the total of thirty-five matches played by them throughout all the editions, the Sri Lanka team has gained victory in twenty-two matches.
On the other hand, Ireland is much less experienced. The Ireland team began to take part in the competition in the year 2009. They have played fifteen matches, from which they have won in just three. However, they became a part of the Super 8 in their very first tournament (i.e., ICC Men’s World Cup 2009). Stay tuned for more sports news updates about your favorite team and players.