India vs Ireland: Rain played a role in the dramatic ending at Malahide, but not before India defeated Ireland by two runs using the DLS Method. Bumrah, the Indian team’s captain, decided to bowl first, and his team quickly dismantled the Ireland top order to make the most of the fortunate circumstances. Ireland made a strong recovery after falling down by less than 60 runs to register 139 for 7. India was slightly ahead on the DLS system with 47/2 in 6.5 overs at the time of the rain.
The 2nd match between India vs Ireland will take place on August 20th, 2023 at The Village – Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Dublin, Ireland.
Match Details to Note:
Match: India vs Ireland 2nd T20
Date: August 20th, 2023 (Sunday)
Time: 08:00 PM IST
Venue: The Village – Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Dublin, Ireland.
The Indian side won the toss and elected to bowl first in the first T20 game. Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna, and Ravi Vishnoi each grabbed 2-2 wickets for the Indian team. After this, the Indian side came out to bat and managed only 47 runs in 6.5 overs while losing 2 wickets. The match was then interrupted by rain, and it was not possible to restart it. India won the game by two runs using the DLS method, which was used to determine the match’s outcome.
Jasprit Bumrah (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad (VC), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Sanju Samson (WK), Jitesh Sharma (WK), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi, Prasidh Krishna, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan.
Players to watch out for:
The opening T20I of the three-match series was disrupted by rain, but pace sensation Jasprit Bumrah checked all the right boxes on his highly awaited comeback to lead India to a two-run victory over Ireland via DLS Method. Bumrah led the team upon his comeback from an 11-month injury layoff, taking 2 for 24 with nine dot balls.
Possible Playing XI:
Yashaswi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Rinku Singh, Tilak Verma, Sanju Samson (wk), Jasprit Bumrah (C), Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar.
The hosts’ situation appeared dire when they fell behind by 59 runs in the 11th over, but their No. 8 Barry McCarthy staged an incredible comeback, blazing his way to a decent 33-ball 51 not out (4×4, 4×6) to raise their total to 139 for 7.
Together with Curtis Campher (39), he put together a 57-run partnership for the seventh wicket as Ireland scored 54 runs in the final five overs while only losing one wicket.
McCarthy was the star performer for the home team, reaching his first fifty with a last-ball six off Arshdeep Singh, who allowed 22 runs to be scored in the last over. McCarthy went hammer and tongs with two sixes and a four.
However, Craig Young struck again, knocking out the left-handed team of Jaiswal and Tilak Varma as they went for a golden duck. Rain couldn’t be stopped, therefore the game was abandoned at 6:15 p.m. local time with India leading the three-match series 1-0.
Andrew Balbirnie, Ross Adair, Harry Tector, Paul Stirling (Captain), Gareth Delany, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Fionn Hand, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Barry McCarthy, Theo van Woerkom, Benjamin White, Craig Young.
Players to watch out for:
With a strike rate of 145.24 and 122 runs scored in the five qualification games, Stirling, Ireland’s leading run scorer (3379) finished with 3379 runs. He has a terrible record against India, though. He has only scored 45 runs in 4 games.
No. 8 Barry McCarthy staged an incredible comeback in the last match, blazing his way to a decent 33-ball 51 not out (4×4, 4×6) to raise their total to 139 for 7. McCarthy was the star performer for the home team, reaching his first fifty with a last-ball six off Arshdeep Singh, who allowed 22 runs to be scored in the last over. McCarthy went hammer and tongs with two sixes and a four.
Possible Playing XI:
Andrew Balbirnie, Paul Stirling (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little, Benjamin White.
India vs Ireland Head to Head:
India has won all 5 of their games against Ireland, including a 2-0 series victory in Ireland last year and the first game of this series. India has a perfect T20I record against Ireland.
India vs Ireland Toss Prediction:
Out of 21 T20Is, the results have favored the team chasing the goal 13 times. Even the last five of the previous seven games have gone in favor of the team who elected to bowl first. The first inning score at the Village is frequently 151. The team that wins the coin toss will get to bowl first.
India vs Ireland Pitch Report:
Because of the slight touch of juice in the pitch, pacers are anticipated to be supported by overcast weather, particularly in the early innings. Even the statistics indicate that the first innings’ pitch is favorable for bowlers. On the ground, the average first inning score is 137.
India vs Ireland Match Prediction:
India was the clear favorites’ in the tournament but some doubted them after the series lose in West Indies. India made a brilliant start and proved that they are still the best. Bumrah made a great comeback and the team is in solid shape.
We are predicting India to win the game at the odds of 1.25
India vs Ireland The Most Recommended Player To Bet:
The opening T20I of the three-match series was disrupted by rain, but pace sensation Jasprit Bumrah checked all the right boxes on his highly awaited comeback to lead India to a two-run victory over Ireland via DLS Method. Bumrah led the team upon his comeback from an 11-month injury layoff, taking 2 for 24 with nine dot balls. The Indian caption will be the most recommended player to watch out for.