SL-A vs IR-A: Ireland A would be looking for their first win on the tour when they take on Sri Lanka A in the first unofficial ODI of the five-match series at Hambantota. The hosts, Sri Lanka A registered a comprehensive win in the first unofficial Test to claim the two-match series. The second game ended in a draw, with the tourists making amends for the dismal performance of the first unofficial Test.
Nissanka and Kamidu Mendis were the stars with the bat for the hosts, while Ambuldeniya and Shiraz were the pick of the bowlers for the side. McCollum and Rock made the notable contributions with the bat for the tourists, Cameron-Dow was the best bowler for the Irish team. Riding high on the confidence of Test series win and the presence of several seasoned campaigners in the ranks makes Sri Lanka A the favourites.
Sri Lanka A vs Ireland A Squads
Sri Lanka A squad: Upul Tharanga (c), Milinda Siriwardana (vc), Avishka Fernando, Sandun Weerakkody, Shammu Ashan, Kamindu Mendis, Shehan Jayasuriya, Lasith Embuldeniya, Ramesh Mendis, Amila Aponso, Jeevan Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Asitha Fernando, Jehan Daniel, Isuru Udana and Ishan Jayaratne.
Ireland A squad: James Cameron-Dow, Gareth Delany, JJ Garth, Shane Getkate, Tyrone Kane, Josh Little, James McCollum, Neil Rock, James Shannon, Harry Tector (c), Jack Tector, Stuart Thompson Lorcan Tucker, Peter Chase and Craig Young