Team India will hope to keep up the winning momentum and inflict a whitewash when they lock horns with Ireland in the second T20I on Tuesday at The Village in Dublin. The visitors chased down 109 runs in just 9.2 overs in a rain curtailed encounter with Deepak Hooda leading the charge with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 47 off 29 balls, including six boundaries and two sixes.
The Men in Blue will look to continue their experiement and try as many players as possible. As captain Hardik Pandya had mentioned, the T20Is offer a chance for personnel to make their cases for a spot in the World Cup squad. As a result, the ones who did not get a chance in the first T20I could see an opportunity come their way.
However, there are concerns over Ruturaj Gaikwad’s fitness, who suffered a niggle in the first game and didn’t bat. All eyes will be on Umran Malik, who got to bowl only one over in his debut match.
Ireland, on the other hand, had a decent outing with the bat but feel short with the ball. Harry Tector batted extremely well and took the Indian bowlers on. He will look to carry the momentum going and hand India a defeat before they leave for the UK.
2nd T20I – India (IND) vs Ireland (IRE)
Venue: The Village, Dublin
Date & Time: June 26, at 9:00 PM IST and 4:30 PM Local Time
The deck is expected to assist the batter with the bowlers having a tough time to pick up wickets. Usually a score of around 180-185 is a competitive total at the ground.
Predicted Playing XI
India (IND): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Rahul Tripathi, Hardik Pandya (c), Venkatesh Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh
Ireland (IRE): Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Craig Young, Joshua Little, Conor Olphert
IND vs IRE – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Team 1: Sanju Samson, Lorcan Tucker, Paul Stirling (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Harry Hector, Rahul Tripathi, Hardik Pandya, Craig Young, Joshua Little, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh
Fantasy Team 2: Sanju Samson (c), Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Hooda, Harry Tector (vc), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Craig Young, Joshua Little, Umran Malik