India goes head to head against Ireland in the second T20I in Dublin. The visitors won the first T20I and are now looking to complete a whitewash against the Irish side. The Indian team will then take on England in a full-fledged series, starting with the one-off Test in Edgbaston.
The first T20I between India and Ireland was affected quite a bit due to multiple spells of rain in Dublin. Consequently, the match was shortened to a 12 overs a side affair, which India won comfortably by seven wickets.
India won the first ODI comfortably by seven wickets, with Deepak Hooda scoring an unbeaten 47 to take his side home. Hardik Pandya and Ishan Kishan also contributed. Umran Malik was given his maiden T20I cap but bowled only one over.
The Indian team, under Hardik Pandya’s captaincy, secured a comfortable win in the rain-curtailed match over the hosts on Sunday. Chasing a target of 109 runs to win, India secured the win in 9.2 overs with the loss of just three wickets. Deepak Hooda, who opened the innings along with Ishan Kishan, was the hero with the bat as he remained unbeaten on 47 runs.
Pandya played a quick-fire 24 off 12 balls to give Hooda support from the other end as both men steadied the ship after India lost two wickets quickly.
In terms of bowling, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal were the stars for the visitors. Chahal, in particular, was very effective and gave away just 11 runs in his three overs. He has also been adjudged the Player Of The Match.
For Ireland, Harry Tector’s blistering 64 was a significant positive, and the hosts will be hoping he will continue his form in the second game as well.
The temperature is expected to hover around 15°C on the matchday with 65% humidity and 20 km/hr wind speed. There are 18% chances of precipitation during the game.
Top picks for Dream11
Harry Tector is a right-handed batsman from Ireland. He hammered 64 runs in the last game and hopes to make a significant impact in this match.
Ishan Kishan is a left-handed batsman from India. He smashed 26 runs in the last match. He will be hoping to convert the start into a big inning here.
Captain – Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda
Vice-Captain – Hardik Pandya, Harry Tector
Playing XI for Dream11:
Keeper – Lorcan Tucker
Batters – Ishan Kishan (C), Harry Tector, Deepak Hooda, Paul Stirling
All-rounders – Hardik Pandya (VC), Gareth Delany
Bowlers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Craig Young, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan