Ireland vs India 1st T20I – A young Indian team tours Ireland for a two-game T20I series. India last played SA in a five-game T20I series that ended in a 2-2 draw. India will do without most of its regulars in England. Hardik Pandya will lead the squad which will feature players like Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Yuzvendra Chahal. This is still an impressive team as most players are used to playing high-action cricket in IPL.
Ireland is a decent team in T20I and India cannot take them lightly. The two T20I should be fun.
Ireland vs India: Match Preview:
India broke the 5-match T20I series against South Africa 2-2 after trailing 2-0 after the first two games in the series. Ishan Kishan was the leading player for Team India with 206 carries in 5 innings with a batting average of 150.36 and a 41.20 average.
Hardik Pandya continued his form from IPL 2022 and was the second highest goalscorer for Team India and the third highest goalscorer overall with 117 runs in 4 innings and an average impeccable 58.50 with a batting average of 153.94.
The squad against Ireland has just three different names to the squad against South Africa – KL Rahul is absent through injury while Rishabh Pant & Shreyas Iyer are in England along with the Test squad preparing for the much-anticipated final India-England test on July prepared 1 in Edgbaston. The trio has been replaced by Suryakumar Yadav and Sanju Samson making their comeback while Rahul Tripathi finally gets a chance.
The bowling unit has been retained and has worked well enough in the 4 T20Is. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, and Harshal Patel handled the tempo department brilliantly, while spinner Yuzvendra Chahal also performed when needed. The Pacers are expected to continue their performance while Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh remain on the bench awaiting their chance to make their team’s India debut.
IRE vs IND Probable Playing 11 and Squad
India Playing 11: Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik; Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan
India Squad: Hardik Pandya (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (VC), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi; Deepak Hooda, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik; Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi.
IRE Playing 11: Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker (wk); Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Craig Young, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little
Ireland Squad: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, Paul Stirling; Curtis Campher, Stephen Doheny, Lorcan Tucker, Mark Adair; George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Conor Olphert, Craig Young.
Ireland vs India 1st T20I Match Information
- Date: 26th June 2022
- Time: 9:00 PM IST, 03:30 AM GMT, 04:30 PM LOCAL
- Venue: The Village, Dublin
IRE vs IND 1st T20I, Pitch Report, India Tour of Ireland
The playing field at The Village, Malahide, Dublin is a balanced surface. The team that wins the toss chooses to bat first. Meanwhile, the pacers have an advantage on this field in the first overs. The Spinners will have an advantage in midfield. In general, it’s a combat-friendly field. So we will see a high-scoring match between IRE and IND.
IRE vs IND 1st T20I, Weather Report
The weather forecast for the IRE vs IND 1st T20I on Sunday 26th June 2022 at The Village, Malahide, Dublin is forecast to be mostly cloudy or sunny or clear and rainy. The temperature is expected to be around 12℃, with a humidity of 81% and a wind speed of 20km/h.
IRE vs IND 1st T20I, Injury Update
There is no injury update from team management for tonight’s match between IRE and IND. Therefore, all players are fit for the game. If there is an injury update just ahead of the IRE vs IND game then we will update you via this article.
Chasing a Record by Teams at The Village, Malahide, Dublin in India Tour of Ireland
Teams have a 40% win rate on The Village, Malahide, and Dublin Hunt. Looking at these stats, teams will happily bat first if they win the toss.
Game prediction for today: Who will win today’s game?
Team India has never lost a game against Ireland and is also number one in the T20I squad. Despite missing a few key players, the Men in Blue still look like they will put in an impressive game and will be able to win their first T20I against Ireland. Despite Ireland playing at home, Team India will take the lead against a relatively weaker side in this game. But a T20 game can go either way and so the match can go to extremes