Last Update on: June 26th, 2022 at 03:00 pm
India vs Ireland, India Playing 11 vs Ireland (Predicted)- 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.
India has named a 17-man squad for the T20I series against Ireland. The team’s captain is Hardik Pandya. Uncapped players in the squad include Rahul Tripathi, Arshdeep Singh, and Umran Malik. The team also includes experienced players such as vice-captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dinesh Karthik, and Ishan Kishan.
Sanju Samson also returns to the squad after being ignored for the ongoing series against South Africa. Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer have been left out of the squad as they are going to be part of the Test squad in England. Suryakumar Yadav will also make a return from injury.
The visitors will like to avoid any injury on the Ireland tour for the England tour’s sake. Harshal Patel is set to play a crucial role and could be rested for Arshdeep Singh. Avesh Khan who featured in India Playing XI for all five games against Proteas is set to be benched for Umran Malik.
Interestingly, the visitors may take a completely different approach by resting the players that played against South Africa. This way they could be giving an opportunity to players who couldn’t play against South Africa. So, the likes of Rahul Tripathi, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Hooda, and Venkatesh Iyer may be given an opportunity first.
India vs Ireland, India Playing 11 vs Ireland (Predicted)- IND vs IRE 1st T20I
India might plan to play their experienced players in Ireland vs India 1st T20I and then give chance to debutants in the 2nd T20I. Ruturaj Gaikwad will probably open the innings for the team in the 1st T20I. During the recent T20I series against South Africa, the right-handed batsman slammed 96 runs in 5 T20I games averaging 19.2. He scored a good knock of 54 in one game.