India vs Ireland: India will visit Ireland for a three-match T20I series after a surprise series loss to the West Indies. After being out for over 11 months, Jasprit Bumrah will return. Due to the absence of the majority of the important players, Bumrah will lead the team. Prasidh Krishna, another player returning from injury, is a quick bowler. Neil Rock, a wicketkeeper-batsman, and bowler Graham Hume are no longer in the Ireland team since all-rounders Fionn Hand and Gareth Delany have been called up. Ireland recently qualified for the ICC World T20 2024 by placing second in the ICC Mens T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier. With 12 wickets, Mark Adair finished as the tournament’s top wicket-taker. This year, both teams have played 11 T20Is, with 6 victories and 5 losses between them. India has won all 5 of their games against Ireland, including a 2-0 series victory in Ireland last year.
The match between India vs Ireland will take place on August 18th, 2023 at The Village – Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Dublin, Ireland.
Match Details to Note:
Match: India vs Ireland 1st T20
Date: August 18th, 2023 (Friday)
Time: 08:00 PM IST
Venue: The Village – Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Dublin, Ireland.
Following a dismal campaign in Zimbabwe that ended their chances of qualifying for the ODI World Cup in India later this year, Ireland placed second in the Europe T20 Qualifier to secure a spot in the ICC T20 World Cup in 2024. The team’s captain, Paul Stirling, will probably start with Andrew Balbirnie. Stirling, Ireland’s top run scorer (3379 runs), had a strike rate of 145.24 and scored 122 runs in the five qualification games. However, he has a dismal record versus India. In only 4 games, he has scored only 45 runs. While in the same number of games, his opening partner has 80 runs.
The bowling team will be led by Mark Adair, Josh Little, and Barry McCarthy. With 12 wickets at an average of 8.75, Adair finished as the Europe Qualifier’s top wicket-taker. In the most recent match against Scotland, he also scored 72 points from 36 balls. In T20Is, Adair also leads Ireland in wickets taken. In 69 games, he has taken 97 wickets for an economy of 7.65. McCarthy, on the other hand, had a 13.44 average with 9 wickets in the previous 5 games. Josh Little, a finalist for the IPL in 2023, will draw on his IPL expertise.
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:
Stirling, Ireland’s top run scorer (3379 runs), had a strike rate of 145.24 and scored 122 runs in the five qualification games. However, he has a dismal record versus India. In only 4 games, he has scored only 45 runs. He will likely want to change this performance record against India and this series against an inexperienced Indian team will be the ideal situation.
McCarthy had a 13.44 average with 9 wickets in the previous 5 games. He is a sharp bowler and a key figure on the Ireland bowling side. He will be the player to watch out for in the series.
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.
Along with Bumrah, many other names have also been added to the squad, including players like Ruturaj Giakwad, Shivam Dube, Washington Sinder, and Shahbaz Ahmed. Giakwad who was the second highest run-scorer for CSK last season in IPL will be the vice caption of the side. He will start the innings with Yashasvi Jaiswal. Tilak Varma the unsung hero of the West Indies series will get more chances in this series as Suryakumar Yadav is dropped.
Bumrah is the most talked about man for this series as he is coming back to the Indian side after 11 months. Arshdeep Singh the leading wicket-taker for India in the West Indies series will be firing against Ireland too. On paper, the team is far superior to the home team but their recent loss against West Indies proves that the Goliath can be beaten by David.
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:
Jasprit Bumrah will be wearing the Indian Jersey after 11 months. He is returning from an injury and will be captioning the Indian side. He has played 60 T20I and took 70 wickets so far and this series will be his chance to regain his form back.
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.
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. India has a perfect T20I record against Ireland.
India vs Ireland Toss Prediction:
Thirteen times out of 21 T20Is, the results have gone in favor of the side chasing the goal. The side that chose to bowl first has even won the last five out of the last seven games. At the Village, the first-inning score is often 151. The toss-winning team will get to bowl first.
India vs Ireland Pitch Report:
Because of the pitch’s propensity to be somewhat flat, batters who can play their shots freely typically benefit. However, because Dublin frequently suffers cool and damp weather, there can be some movement and help for the fast bowlers, especially early in the innings. As the game goes on, the surface typically improves for batting, and spin bowlers also start to play a role. Fast bowlers may experience more swing and seam movement in the morning sessions due to the ground’s seaside setting and lush green outfield.
India vs Ireland Match Prediction:
India had a perfect record against Ireland going into this series, but their last match against the West Indies exposed some bowling weaknesses. Ireland can take advantage of India’s weakness because two of the five bowlers are back after an absence of 11 months. In 5 games, India had 5 victories over the hosts. At the same location last year, they were successful in winning the series 2-0.
We are predicting India to win the game at the odds of 1.17
India vs Ireland The Most Recommended Player To Bet:
Yashaswi Jaiswal who recently had his T20I debut and scored 72 runs in his last game will be opening for India. He is a 21 years raw talent who will be exciting to watch. He can be the most valuable player in the first game against Ireland.