IND vs IRE 1st T20I: Ireland’s Playing XI

Published - 18 Aug 2023, 07:19 PM

Ireland team, ICC T20 World Cup 2024
Ireland team (Credits: Getty)

IND vs IRE 1st T20I: Ireland’s Playing XI. Ireland is set to face India in a T20I series at home. IND vs IRE 1st T20I is scheduled to be played on August 18 (Friday). The venue of the encounter is The Village Stadium in Dublin. India’s tour of Ireland consists of three games.

Paul Stirling is the skipper of Ireland in IND vs IRE T20I series. Jasprit Bumrah leads India. Ireland has never defeated India in a T20I game. Last year, they lost the two-match series 2-0 to India. Ahead of IND vs IRE T20I series, we take a glance at Ireland’s predicted playing XI against India.

IND vs IRE 1st T20I: Ireland’s Playing XI

Andrew Balbirnie

Andrew Balbirnie
Andrew Balbirnie (Credits: Twitter)

Andrew Balbirnie will be the opener for Ireland in IND vs IRE 1st T20I. The right-handed batsman has played 7 T20I games in 2023 and hit 155 runs at an average of 22.14. He also shattered a half-century in one game.

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Paul Stirling (C)

Paul Stirling
Paul Stirling (Credits: Twitter)

Paul Stirling will be another opener for the team. He is also the captain of the side and will lead the team against India. In 8 T20I games, he has hit 216 runs at an average of 36.0. He has also slammed 2 half-centuries this year.

Lorcan Tucker (WK)

Lorcan Tucker
Lorcan Tucker (Credits: Twitter)

Lorcan Tucker will be a one-down batter as well as the wicketkeeper for Ireland in the opening T20I clash against India. This year, the right-handed batter accounts for 138 runs in 8 T20I encounters. He also shattered an unbeaten 94-run knock in one game.

Harry Tector

Harry Tector
Harry Tector (Credits: Twitter)

Harry Tector might be another all-rounder for India in the series. Tector has featured in 11 T20I games for Ireland this year. At an average of 24+, he has hit 193 runs. Tector scored a decent knock of 47 runs in one game.

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Curtis Campher

curtis campher
curtis campher (Credits: Twitter)

Curtis Campher can be an all-rounder for Ireland in IND vs IRE 1st T20I. He smacked 209 runs in 11 games at an average of 41.80. He also slammed 2 half-centuries for the team. While bowling in 10 games this year, Campher hunted 5 scalps.

Gareth Delany

gareth delany
Gareth delany (Credits: Twitter)

Gareth Delany might be another all-rounder for the team. This year, he scored 51 runs in 3 innings. Delany has also hunted 2 wickets in 5 games. Delany will be an advantage in both batting and bowling.

George Dockrell

george dockrell
George dockrell (Credits: Twitter)

George Dockrell has played 11 T20I games this year. In 8 innings, he has hit 91 runs. In 11 games, he has picked 1 wicket. He has held an economy of 8.90 while bowling this year.

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Fionn Hand

Fionn Hand
Fionn Hand (Credits: Twitter)

Fionn Hand can be another all-rounder for the team. He has played 5 T20I games this year. He hit 11 runs in 1 game and also picked 1 wicket. He was part of the recent ICC T20 World Cup qualifiers too. He is a right-arm medium pacer.

Mark Adair

Mark Adair
Mark Adair (Credits: Twitter)

Mark Adair will be the first pacer for Ireland in IND vs IRE 1st T20I. The right-arm pacer is the leading wicket-taker for Ireland this year with 21 scalps in 11 games at an economy of 7.15.

Joshua Little

Ireland's Josh Little
Ireland’s Josh Little (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / AFP)

Joshua Little might be another pacer for the team. He has played 5 T20I games in 2023 and hunted 6 wickets at an economy of 6.85. He was also part of IPL 2023. Joshua Little has a long experience playing for Ireland.

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Barry McCarthy

Barry-McCarthy, IND vs IRE
Barry McCarthy (Credits: Twitter)

Barry McCarthy can be another pacer for Ireland in the match. This year, the right-arm pacer has showcased a magnificent performance. In 7 games, he has hunted 12 wickets at an average of 13.91. He also owns a brilliant economy of 6.42.


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