India goes head to head against Ireland in the second T20I in Dublin on Thursday, June 28. The visitors won the first T20I and are now looking to complete a whitewash against the Irish side. The Indian team will then take on England in a full-fledged series starting with the one-off Test in Edgbaston.
India won the first ODI comfortably by seven wickets with Deepak Hooda scoring an unbeaten 47 to take his side home. Hardik Pandya and Ishan Kishan also contributed. Umran Malik was given his maiden T20I cap but bowled only one over.
The series is being seen as experimentation with players looking to make a case for their T20 World Cup selection in the Indian squad. The second T20I gives the management another opportunity to test its bench strength.
The likes of Arshdeep Singh and Rahul Tripathi are all waiting to make their debut for India and this game is a great opportunity to do so. In this article, we predict India’s playing XI for the second IND vs IRE T20I.
IND vs IRE: India’s Predicted Playing XI Against Ireland, 2nd T20I
Ruturaj Gaikwad injured his calf just before India’s chase which saw him miss out on the opportunity to bat. His injury makes a perfect case for Rahul Tripathi to be given his maiden T20I cap and allow him to open the batting.