Ireland vs India, 2nd T20I: Ireland’s Predicted Playing XI
After receiving a crushing defeat at hands of the dominant Indian side, Ireland will like to bounce back in the last Twenty20 International at The Village in Dublin.
The hosts led by Gary Wilson had failed to put a fight against the Men in Blue in the first match on June 27. Thus, they would be determined to prove that they possess the counter punch ability.
On the other hand, India will look to keep their impetus going to clinch the series. The tourist’s openers had set up the previous match in style. Subsequently, the wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Chahal had also filled their boots with seven scalps between them.
Here is a look at the Predicted Playing XI of Ireland.
Ireland’s opener Paul Stirling could not make most of his good form in the last fixture. Thus, the right-handed batsman will like to give a solid platform in the last match.
Shannon was the pick of Ireland’s batsmen in the previous match. The right-hander will aim to give another brisk start to his team while eyeing to level the series.
Ireland will look to add the experience of William Porterfield to their batting line-up.
The hosts middle order had collapsed like a house of cards in the last match particularly facing the slow bowler.
The right-handed batsman Balbirnie had failed to make an impact in the last match. Thus, he would like to give solidarity in the middle order.
Gary Wilson (C):
Gary Wilson will like to lead from the front with the bat as well. Ireland’s best batsmen will have to deliver the goods for them.
Kevin O’Brien is Ireland’s one of the most experienced campaigner. Thus, the hosts will hope that their talismanic all-rounder delivers at the big stage.
Stuart Thompson hasn’t yet come up good for the Irish side. Thus, the all-rounder will look to deliver the goods with both the bat as well as the ball.
Well, the wicketkeeper had done a good job behind the wickets. However, Irish gloveman could not hit the ground running with the bat.
George Dockrell was on the expensive side in the first match. Thus, the experienced medium pacer will like to make amends in the final game.
Rankin was on an economical side with the ball in the last match. However, the right-handed medium pacer went wicketless. Thus, he would like to give early jolts to the Indian side.
For Ireland, Peter Chase was the stand-out performer with the ball in the opening match. Chase had scalped four wickets in the Indian innings.