Ireland Playing 11 vs India- 2nd T20I, India tour of Ireland 2023

Published - 20 Aug 2023, 07:56 PM | Updated - 20 Aug 2023, 07:57 PM

IND vs IRE 2nd T20I: Ireland's Predicted Playing XI Against India, 2023
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Ireland Playing 11 vs India- 2nd T20I, India tour of Ireland 2023. Ireland will take on India in the second IND vs IRE T20I in Dublin on Sunday. The match starts at 7.30 pm IST which is 3 pm local time. Having lost the first T20I, this is a must-win match for Irelanf to level the series and keep it alive.

India won the first T20I by the DLS method by two runs. The par score in India’s chase was 45/2 after 6.5 overs and India were ahead by two runs at 47/2. Despite Craig Young’s two wickets in the seventh over India, managed to win the match.

The Irish batters underperformed in the first T20I putting up a paltry total of 139/7 in their 20 overs. They will need to come up with a much better effort in the second T20I. Ireland are as low as 12th in the ICC T20I rankings and yet to win a T20I or ODI match against India.

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.

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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 in the first T20I. The skipper is one of the top scorers in T20I cricket needs to take charge and the other batters need to follow. In this article, we take a look at Ireland’s predicted playing XI in the second T20I. Ireland are expected to field an unchanged side in the second T20I.

Ireland Playing 11 vs India- 2nd T20I, India tour of Ireland 2023

Paul Stirling (C)

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With 130 games, Stirling is the most capped T20I player for Ireland. He scored just 11 off 11 balls in the first T20I and needs to take charge in the second T20I. He will be under pressure to win the series against India.

Andrew Balbirnie

Andrew Balbirnie
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Balbirnie will open the batting with Stirling. He has played 93 T20I games with nearly 200- T20I runs. A lot will depend on the opening combination of Stirling and Balbirnie. He was Ireland’s skipper in the previous T20 World Cup.

Lorcan Tucker (WK)

Lorcan Tucker
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Tucker will slot in at three. He is the keeper-batter in the playing Xi. He plays aggressively and scores quick runs. Unfortunately, he scored a duck in the first T20I.

Harry Tector

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Tector will bat at four. He is the next batting superstar for Ireland. He is just 23 years and has already played 63 T20Is for the national side. The right-hander needs to score runs in the second T20I.

Curtis Campher

Curtis Campher
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The all-rounder Curtis Campher will bat at five. He scored 39 and added a key stand of over 50 runs with Barry McCarthy in the first T20I. Campher is also a dependable bowler for the side.

George Dockrell

George Dockrell
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Dockrell is another all-rounded who will slot in at six. He scored just one in the first T20I. Dickrell has played 123 T20Is and is the second-most capped player in the side. He made his T20I debut back in 2010.

Mark Adair

Mark Adair
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Adair is one of the four pacers Ireland played in the first T20I. He scored a run-a-ball 16 and bowled just one over for 10 runs in the first T20I. The right-arm [pacer is three short of 100 T20I wickets.

Barry McCarthy

Barry McCarthy Ireland
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McCarthy scored an unbeaten 51 off 33 balls in the first T20I and took his team to a respectable total. He bowled just two overs for 14 runs.

Craig Young

Craig Young
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Young is the third seamer in this Irish attack. He took two consecutive wickets in the first T20I in the seventh over to give India a scare. All these bowlers will have their tasks cut out in the second T20I.

Josh Little

Josh Little
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Josh Little is the fourth seamer and will bat at number 10. He recently played in the IPL for Gujarat Titans and is the only Irish player to play in the IPL. He bowled three overs for 20 in the last game.

Gareth Delany

Gareth Delany
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Delany will conclude the likely Ireland playing XI for the second T20I. He is the specialist spinner in this attack. The leggie has picked up 37 wickets in 61 T20Is.

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