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After losing both the ODI and T20I series as well as suffering a defeat in a one-off Test against Bangladesh, the Ireland cricket team will resume their cricketing action when they face Sri Lanka for a two-match Test series, starting April 16.

The two-Test tour of Sri Lanka by Ireland will be the Irish’s second Test assignment of 2023 having lost a one-off Test as mentioned above.

Currently ranked 12th on the ICC Test rankings, Ireland will have their task cut out against a Sri Lankan outfit who are seventh in the rankings.

Sri Lanka, meanwhile, will look to make amends against Ireland after enduring a rather underwhelming tour of New Zealand where they lost the Test, ODI, and T20I series.

However, they will fancy getting the better of an inexperienced Irish Test team in front of their home crowd.

This will be the first time that these two sides will do battle in the Test arena with the opening match of the series slated to take place from April 16 to 20 at the Galle International Stadium, while the second game will also be held at the same venue.

Andrew Balbirnie is set to lead the Irish Test side, while Sri Lanka will most likely be captained by Dimuth Karunaratne.

Where to watch Sri Lanka vs Ireland 2023 Test series live in India?

Live streaming of Sri Lanka vs Ireland 2023 Test series in India will be available on the Sony Liv app and website. 

Live telecast for Sri Lanka vs Ireland 2023 Test series in India can be viewed on the Sony Sports Ten 5 and Sony Sports Ten 5 HD TV channels.

Sri Lanka vs Ireland 2023 Test series schedule and match times in India

As per Indian Standard Times (IST)

Start Date

Match

Venue

Time

April 16, Sunday

Sri Lanka vs Ireland first Test match

Galle International Stadium

10:00 AM

April 24, Monday

Sri Lanka vs Ireland second Test match

Galle International Stadium

10:00 AM

Sri Lanka vs Ireland 2023 Test series squads

Sri Lanka: TBA

Ireland: Andrew Balbirnie (captain), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Murray Commins, George Dockrell, Fionn Hand, Graham Hume, Matthew Humphreys, Tom Mayes, Andrew McBrine, James McCollum, PJ Moor, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White

Photo credits: Alamy

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