Last Update on: August 20th, 2023 at 05:57 pm
IND vs IRE 2nd T20I, Match Preview–2023. The second IND vs IRE T20I will be played on Sunday, August 20. The match starts at 7.30 pm IST. India won the first T20I by the DLS method and is leading the series 1-0. Ireland needs to win the second T20I to keep the series alive.
India won the first T20I by two runs on the DLS method in the first T20I. The Men in Blue needed to be 45/2 after 6.5 overs and there were two runs ahead at 47/2. Craig Young took two wickets in the seventh over to give India a scare but the visitors managed to win the game.
This was India’s sixth T20I win against Ireland in as many matches. India have also won three ODIs against Ireland. Both teams are yet to play a Test match. India is topping the ICC T20I rankings while Ireland is placed 12th.
The first T20I was marred by rain. However, the weather conditions for the second T20I is expected to be a lot better. There is no chance of rain and the skies will be weather as per various weather report channels. However, with a lot of rain around Dublin in the build-up to the first IND vs IRE T20I, the rain threat remains.
IND vs IRE 2nd T20I, Match Preview–2023
Jasprit Bumrah made a winning start to his T20I captaincy career. He took two wickets in his very first over on his international comeback and looked fit. The Indian bowling performance especially was a remarkable one after the senior Indian bowlers took a lot of pounding in the T20I series against the West Indies.
The BCCI selectors have named a young side led by Jasprit Bumrah who is making a comeback to international cricket. Along with him, Prasidh Krishna is also making a comeback after a long injury layoff. Rinku Singh earned his maiden international call-up. The likes of Shivam Dube and Washington Sundar are making a comeback into the team in the series.
The management named the strongest XI from the squad that they picked for the series. Rinku and Prasidh made their T20I debuts in the previous game and it is expected that the same side will play the IND vs IRE second T20I unless any forced changes are made.
Jasprit Bumrah (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Shahbaz Ahmed, Sanju Samson, Jitesh Sharma, Ravi Bishnoi, Prasidh Krishna, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan
Paul Stirling will lead Ireland. He has taken over the T20I captaincy from Andrew Balbirnie. Harry Tector along with Stirling and Balbirnie form the batting core. Among the bowlers, Josh Little with his recent IPL experience will be the bowler to watch out for. Along with him, Barry McCarthy, Mark Adair, and Craig Young form the bowling group.
The batting group led by skipper Stirling needs to come up with a better performance in the second T20I. None of their top-order batters scored above 20 before the resistance came from Curtis Campher (39) and Barry McCarthy (51*) batting at number eight. Their batters need to set up the game for their bowlers. Teams irrespective of the toss will prefer chasing.
Paul Stirling (Captain), Andrew Balbirnie, Ross Adair, Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Fionn Hand, Lorcan Tucker, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Barry McCarthy, Theo van Woerkom, Benjamin White, Craig Young