India will be playing Ireland for a two-match T20I series in June after the Test and white-ball series against England. The two matches will be played on June 26 and 28 and if reports are to be believed, former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman will be coaching the side for the series.
All the senior players of the Indian cricket team will be in England during that time as they will be playing a complete series against England. The BCCI is likely to choose a young squad for the series. Reports in Inside Sport suggest that Hardik Pandya will be leading the Indian side in that series.
Leading Gujarat Titans in IPL 2022, he has taken them to the finals on their debut season. The selectors have a wide range of players to choose from and are likely to announce a 15 to 18-member squad shortly. In this article, we try and predict the Indian squad that might be announced for the two-match series against Ireland.
Openers – Shikhar Dhawan, Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad
Shikhar Dhawan who was not included in the Indian squad announced for the South Africa series might be back in contention against Ireland. Given that the selectors are likely to announce a young squad, the experience of Dhawan at the top will be an asset for the side. Kishan and Gaikwad can be the other opening options. Kishan can also don the gloves for the two games.