Sri Lanka in Ireland ODI Series : Ireland Vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI Live scores, 08 May, 2014
Match Teams: Ireland Vs Sri Lanka
Match Venue: Played at Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
Match Time: 15:15 local time (09:45 GMT) (3:15 PM IST)
Ireland: L L W W L (latest first)
Sri Lanka: W W W W W
Pitch Report : Expect it to be green and seaming: the question is just how green and seaming. If the hosts' quicks can claim early scalps on a seaming surface, they may expose a middle order more used to taking risks and dominating than surviving and rebuilding.
Preview: Predictably, this leg of the tour is about blooding youngsters - particularly batsmen. Kithuruwan Vithanage and Ashan Priyanjan will almost certainly have places in the middle order, and while Priyanjan appears the frontrunner to take a place in Sri Lanka's ODI squad to England, Vithanage has the chance to force himself into the mix.So consistent has been the narrative as Ireland inch ever closer towards acceptance among cricket's elite that they should discover a few setbacks along the way has been hard for some to comprehend. Ireland's defeat against Netherlands as they failed to qualify for the finals of World Twenty20 was one such moment. Time is, nevertheless, a great healer and six weeks on Ireland go into this week's ODI series against Sri Lanka as the underdogs once again.Nine months out from a third World Cup appearance, there are issues - uncovered during the winter - that need addressing. Consistency in selection has been the cornerstone of recent success but chinks are appearing: Boyd Rankin's decision to decamp, the retirement of Trent Johnston and the absence of John Mooney have brought uncertainty in the lower order. With little game time between now and the World Cup in Australia/New Zealand, there is scant opportunity for experimentation.