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India vs Ireland, Ireland Playing 11 vs India (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.

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

Ireland also had announced their 14-man squad for the home T20I series against India. Both the T20I games are scheduled on June 26 & 28 at Malahide which will kickstart a long and exciting summer for Ireland that will also see them colliding against the likes of New Zealand, South Africa, and Afghanistan at home.

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Kevin O'Brien And Paul Stirling
Kevin O’Brien And Paul Stirling (Image Credit: Twitter)

Kevin O’Brien has retired from International cricket which means Paul Stirling will open the innings with the uncapped Stephen Doheny. Andrew Balbirnie, Gareth Delany, keeper Lorcan Tucker, Harry Tector, and Curtis Campher will be forming the middle order.

Barry McCarthy and Andrew Balbirnie will be key with both bat and ball. Andrew McBrine, Craig Young, and George Dockrell will be the key figures in the bowling department for Ireland.

Ireland Probable XI:- Paul Stirling, Stephen Doheny, Andrew Balbirnie, Gareth Delany, Curtis Campher, Andrew McBrine, George Dockrell, Barry McCarthy, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young

India vs Ireland, Ireland Playing 11 vs India (Predicted)- IND vs IRE 1st T20I

Andrew Balbirnie

Andrew Balbirnie
Andrew Balbirnie. Image-Sky Sports.

Swashbuckling batter Andrew Balbirnie will be one of India’s biggest threats in the upcoming 2-match T20I series starting Sunday. The Irish opener has been terrific at the top of the order for his side and has led from the front with the bat.

The skipper of the Ireland team since 2019, Andrew Balbirnie so far has represented Ireland in 67 T20Is where he has 1,429 runs at an average of 24.22. But the most impressive part of Andrew Balbirnie’s batting is his scoring rate at the top of the order. Known for giving his team strong starts, Andrew Balbirnie gets the runs quickly and has had a strike rate of over 126 in 67 T20I outings.

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