Jasprit Bumrah-led team India won the first T20I by two runs via DLS method against Ireland to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The Indian skipper made a resounding comeback in the first game after a long hiatus due to a recurring back injury. He will look to maintain his form in the forthcoming games.
On the flip side, the second T20I will serve as a crucial fixture for the Paul Stirling-led side so as to get back on level terms. The two teams will lock horns at the Malahide Cricket Club in Dublin on Sunday, August 20, for the second T20I.
Match: Ireland vs India 2023, 2nd T20I
Venue: Malahide Cricket Club, Dublin
Date & Time: Sunday, August 20, 7:30 PM (IST)
Live Streaming: Sports18 and JioCinema
The wicket at the Malahide Cricket Club in Dublin has something in it for the batters. However, the pacers will be able to extract some bounce and movement early on in the contest, but it is likely that the batters will dominate most of the game. Either skipper winning the toss will look to bowl first at the venue to have a target in mind.
Probable playing XI
Paul Stirling (c), Andrew Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Joshua Little, Benjamin White
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (wk), Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Prasidh Krishna, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah (c), Ravi Bishnoi
IRE vs IND Head-to-Head Record
Probable Top Performers
Probable best batter of the match
Yashasvi Jaiswal – (IND)
The young southpaw played a rather delicate knock, scoring 24 off 23 balls, including three fours and a solitary maximum against the Irish side in the first T20I. While his lethal hitting exploits were on full display in the IPL 2023, Jaiswal will look to get back to his fine form and carve out a brutal knock in the forthcoming match.
Probable best bowler of the match
Jasprit Bumrah – (IND)
Bumrah made a promising return to the setup in the first match as he claimed two wickets for just 24 runs in his four overs and was also adjudged Player of the Match for the same. The speedster will look to replicate a similar performance in the next game and help his side clinch the series.