Ireland were superb in their tournament opener, brushing aside the Netherlands by seven wickets and almost five overs to spare.
Coupled with their two pre-World cup wins, they have now won three straight matches, and the memories of their upset defeat to the UAE on October 10 have faded a great deal.
The architect of their win over the Dutch Curtis Campher, whose four wickets in as many balls broke the back of the Oranje batting.
In the chase of an easy 107-run target, they suffered a few setbacks but then Paul Stirling (30*) and Gareth Delany got the job done.
It was a good result but not much can be read into it since it came against a weak side. In Sri Lanka, the Irish will have their first true test of the tournament.
Sri Lanka were also pitted against a minnow in their T20 opener in the form of Namibia, and they too came away with a dominant win.
The islanders bundled out the Namibians for just 96 – so far the lowest score of this year’s tournament and then chased down the target inside 14 overs for an easy win.
The Irish can, in theory, give a tougher challenge to the Lankans but there still is a daylight difference between the quality of the two sides.