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Last Update on: June 26th, 2022 at 03:00 pm

India vs Ireland Head To Head Records- IND vs IRE 1st T20I. India will face Ireland in a two-match T20I series, starting June 26 at Dublin, Malahide. The match will start at 9 pm IST. All-rounder Hardik Pandya will be leading the visitors. Of late, India levelled the T20I series against the Proteas by 2-2, with the fifth outing being abandoned due to rain. Meanwhile, Ireland is enjoying a decent form, having won three of their last five T20Is.

The Indian team, under the leadership of new skipper Hardik Pandya, will play two T20Is against Ireland before they turn to England for a full-fledged limited over series. This side touring Ireland is not the 1st string team that will face England as the regulars will be involved in playing the rescheduled 5th Test against hosts England.

Thus, it is a test of bench strength and an opportune moment for the youngsters involved to showcase that they deserve the chance in England too. On the other hand, Ireland has a golden opportunity to grab the attention of the audiences and the IPL owners because a performance against India never goes unnoticed in the cricketing world.

Hardik Pandya will lead Indian Team For 2 T20Is Against Ireland
Hardik Pandya will lead Indian Team For 2 T20Is Against Ireland

India vs Ireland Head To Head Records- IND vs IRE 1st T20I

India and Ireland have played 3 T20I matches and the former has won all three of them. So, the Asian Giants have a 3-0 win record against Ireland in T20Is.

Rohit Sharma is the leading run-getter in the T20I encounters between both countries. He has amassed 149 runs across three outings, averaging 74.50. He has two fifties with the best score of 97. Suresh Raina (79) and Shikhar Dhawan (74) follow suit. Meanwhile, James Shannon has aggregated the most runs for Ireland (62). Rohit Sharma has also scored the most runs in a series (97).

Shikhar Dhawan (L) with Suresh Raina(Getty Images)
Shikhar Dhawan (L) with Suresh Raina(Getty Images)

Chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav has affected the most dismissals in the India-Ireland T20I matches (7). He averages an astonishing 5.28 with the best figures of 4/21. Yuzvendra Chahal and Peter Chase follow suit, having claimed six and five wickets, respectively.

Rohit Sharma and Kuldeep Yadav (Photo: BCCI)
Rohit Sharma and Kuldeep Yadav (Photo: BCCI)

Ireland will be wary of their record in Dublin as they have never gone past the total of 200 in the shortest format of the game. The Irish side recorded their highest total of 194/6 against Scotland in September 2019 at the venue while their highest score against India stands at 132/9. Ireland has also recorded their lowest T20I total in Dublin of 70 runs which came in 2018.

Match 1: Ireland: 112/8 (Andrew White 29, Zaheer Khan 4/19, Pragyan Ojha 2/18) lost to India: 113/2 (Rohit Sharma 52 n.o.; Gautam Gambhir 37) by 8 wickets at Nottingham, 2009

Match 2: India: 208/5 (Rohit Sharma 97, Shikhar Dhawan 74; Peter Chase 4/35) beat Ireland: 132/9 (James Shannon 60; Kuldeep Yadav 4/21, Yuzvendra Chahal 3/38) by 76 runs at Malahide, 2018.

Match 3: India: 213/4 (KL Rahul 70, Suresh Raina 69, Hardik Pandya 32; Kevin O’Brien 3/40) beat Ireland: 70 all out (Yuzvendra Chahal 3/21, Kuldeep Yadav, 3/16, Umesh Yadav 2/19) by 143 runs at Malahide, 2018.

Most runs: Rohit Sharma: 149, Avg: 74.50, SR: 137

Highest score: Rohit Sharma: 97

Most 6s: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul: 6 each

Most wickets: Kuldeep Yadav: 7

Best bowling: Zaheer Khan: 4/19

Best economy rate: Siddharth Kaul: 2

Most dismissals (wk): MS Dhoni: 3

Most catches: Shane Thompson: 3

Highest partnership: Rohit Sharma / Shikhar Dhawan: 160.

Highest total: India: 213/4

Lowest Total: Ireland: 70 all out.

India had also beaten Ireland every time-thrice in ODIs.