After suffering an embarrassing series defeat at the hands of West Indies, India (IND) will now be taking on Ireland (IRE) in a three-match series, starting August 18. Notably, the series holds massive value to the travelling team as Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna are all set to make their international return after a long hiatus due to injuries. Both these cricketers are currently in the scheme of things to make it to the Indian squad for the upcoming ODI World Cup; hence, their progress will be closely monitored.
The likes of Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma and Shivam Dube looked impressive in the IPL, and hence, they have been called up for the series against Ireland. The series will also hold a lot of importance to them. When it comes to Ireland, they have an experienced squad and will be gunning to do well against India, especially, when the big boys have decided to take a break ahead of the Asia Cup.
Match: Ireland vs India 2023, 1st T20I
Venue: The Village, Dublin
Date & Time: Friday, August 18, 7:30 PM (IST)
Live Streaming: Sports18 and JioCinema
The surface in Dublin is extremely batting-friendly. The pacers are likely to get some advantage in the opening spell, but after that, the batters are expected to dominate. The toss will not matter much, and 180 will be a good score on this surface.
Also See: Live Cricket Score – Ireland vs India, 1st T20I
Probable playing XI
Andrew Balbirnie, Paul Stirling (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Neil Rock, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little, Benjamin White
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yashaasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Sivam Dube, Rinku Singh, Sanju Samson (wk), Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah (c), Prasidh Krishna, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
IRE vs IND Head-to-Head
Total Match Played – 5, Ireland– 0, India – 5
Probable Top Performers
Probable best batter of the match
Yashasvi Jaiswal (IND):
Youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal is in terrific form at the moment. The goal will be to perform to his potential and remain in India’s scheme of things for the upcoming ODI World Cup. Since the pitch is expected to support the batters, Jaiswal can have a memorable time in the middle.
Probable best bowler of the match
Jasprit Bumrah (IND):
All eyes will be on Jasprit Bumrah as the 29-year-old makes his return to international cricket. He was bowling well in the nets at the NCA, and now, he will be aiming to do well against Ireland to get into India’s squad for the upcoming Asia Cup and World Cup.