India and Ireland will be up against each other in a two-match T20 international series starting from 26th June. The first match of the series will start tomorrow at 9:00 pm (IST) at The Village, Dublin. The Indian team is coming into this series on the back of 2-2 tied series against South Africa.
The Indian team will be playing this series without their senior players. The youngsters will be looking to perform and leave a mark in the absence of the seniors to make a strong case for them for playing the upcoming 20-20 world cup.
Players to watch-out for:
- Rahul Tripathi
Rahul Tripathi has been one of the most consistent batsmen in the Indian T20 league over the years. He was the backbone of the Hyderabad team batting line-up this, year scoring 413 runs at a strike-rate of 158. He will be the man to watch out for in this series.
2. Umran Malik
After not getting a chance to play in the South Africa T20 series, Umran Malik will be desperate to make a statement with his performance in the blue jersey.
3. Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh impressed everyone with his bowling skills while bowling in the death overs. The bowler from Punjab has been phenomenal for his franchise, picking up 10 wickets with an economy of 7.70, which is remarkable for a bowler who bowls in the death overs.
Probable Playing XI
Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Rahul Tripathi, Hardik Pandya (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan
Ireland will be looking to win the first ever T20I against India. They have faced India thrice before and haven’t been able to beat them in any of the encounters.
Players to Watch out for:
- Andrew Balbirnie:
The experienced batter has 1429 runs in 67 innings at an average of 24.22, with five fifties. The batsman will be eager to smash the ball all around the ground against the Indian bowlers.
- Paul Strirling
The batting all-rounder is one of the most experienced players in the squad. The right-handed batsman strikes at 134 and averages 29.53 in 102 T20 internationals.
- George Dockrell
The left-arm orthodox bowler has 76 wickets to his name in 92 games with a good economy of 7.13. Dockrell will look to hold the game from one end in the middle overs.
Probable Playing XI
Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Gareth Daleny, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Stephen Doheny, Andy McBrine, Curtis Campher, Joshua Little, Barry McCarthy, Mark Adair
Match Details :
India vs Ireland 2022
Venue : The Village, Dublin
Date & Time : 26 June, 9:00 pm IST
Live Broadcast : Sony Six and Sony Six HD
Live Streaming : Sony Liv
The pitch at Dublin is known for producing slow wickets. However, the short boundaries ensure that the spectators get to see runs scored on a regular basis. The skipper winning the toss might want to bowl first.