Ireland Playing 11 vs India- ICC T20 World Cup 2024, Match 8

Published - 05 Jun 2024, 05:17 PM | Updated - 05 Jun 2024, 05:19 PM

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Ireland kick off their T20 World Cup 2024 campaign against India in New York on June 5. The match starts at 8 pm IST which is 10.30 m local time. Ireland is placed in a Group alongside, India, Pakistan, Canada, and USA. 

Ireland are led by Paul Stirling who is amongst the top run-getters in T20I cricket. He has an experienced side at his disposal. many players from that squad have played the last two T20 World Cups and hence have no shortage of experience.

They can be the giant killers in this group. Ireland are an experienced unit and hence should fancy their chances against the USA, Canada, and even Pakistan. They recently lost to Pakistan 2-1 but can surprise them on their day.

Thus they can surely in with a chance of making it to the next round if they beat the rest of the three teams in the group. Ireland has never won a T230I against India and hence beating them will be a different proposition. However, they have the upper hand against the other teams in the group. 

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Ireland Playing 11 vs India- ICC T20 World Cup 2024, Match 8

Paul Stirling (C)

Stirling will open the batting for Ireland. Being the skipper, he is also the most experienced batter in the side. He can get to 4000 runs in T20I cricket if he has a good World Cup for his side. 

Andrew Balbirnie

Balbirnie, the former skipper will open with Stirling. He is the next most experienced batter in the side. He led Ireland in the last World Cup.

Harry Tector 

Tector will bat at three. He is amongst the most talented next-gen batters for Ireland. He now has enough experience of playing T20I cricket having played 76 T20Is. He too has scored nearly 1500 runs. 

Ross Adair 

Adair can slot in at four. He is the brother of Mark Adair who is the pacer in the side. He has played 8 T20Is and has scored 150 runs with a best of 65. 

Lorcan Tucker (WK)

Tucker is a decent batter and the wicketkeeper of the side. He is a handy batter down the order in T20Is. He has also played 71 T20Is and he has a best of 94 inching closer to 1500 runs. 

Curtis Campher 

The bowling all-rounder can slot in at six. He has played some handy cameos for Ireland in previous ICC events as well. He has a best of 72 and picked up 29 T20I wickets.

Gareth Delany 

Delany is the batting all-rounder in the side. He has played 72 T20Is He has a best of 89 and has taken 44 T20I wickets. He has a chance to get to 50 T20I wickets this World Cup.

George Dockrell 

Dockrell will slot in at eight. He has been playing for Ireland since 2010. He is a good lower-order batter and a handy left-arm spinner. He has 83 T20I wickets. 

Josh Little 

Little will lead the pace attack for Ireland. He has played 66 T20Is and has picked up 78 T20I wickets. He recently played in the IPL for Gujarat Titans taking four wickets this season.

Craig Young 

Young will be the second seamer in the playing XI. He is a good bowler someone who can swing the ball up front and bowl with pace. He has 73 T20I wickets to his name. 

Mark Adair 

Adair concludes the likely XI for Ireland against India. He is another experienced bowler with a lot of T20I cricket experience. He has 119 wickets in 83 matches.

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