Ireland cricket team will aim to hit back, as Virat Kohli-led Team India would be keen to register their second consecutive win when they will face each other on Friday (29 June) for the 2nd T20I against Ireland. The match will be played at The Village, Dublin.
India were runaway winners in Wednesday’s opening T20I, scoring 208/5 in their 20 overs, with Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan contributing 97 and 74 runs, respectively before wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal shared seven wickets between themselves to restrict Ireland to 132/9.
It indicated that India’s first-choice eleven was functioning properly after a break of three months, and tuning itself for the England tour.
The big question is of the bench strength and chances for the likes of Lokesh Rahul, Dinesh Karthik and Umesh Yadav.
Going into the second match, Kohli had hinted at making a few changes in the middle order to give everyone game-time so they could acclimatise to the conditions.
India will have an advantage from the fact that the pitch for the second T20I is expected to play much in the same fashion as it did on Wednesday.
Kohli’s mantra of giving chances to those sitting on the bench could be extended to the bowling line-up as well, where both Umesh Yadav and Siddarth Kaul are raring to go and longing for game time.
Ahead of India vs Ireland, 2nd T20I, here is everything you need to know:
Date: The match will be played on Friday (29 June).
Venue: Dublin, Ireland.
Time: Ireland vs India, 2nd T20I will begin at 8:30 pm (IST).
Live Broadcast: Sony Six.
India T20I Squad: Virat Kohli(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav
Ireland T20I Squad: Gary Wilson(c), Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Andy McBrine, Kevin O Brien, William Porterfield, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, James Shannon, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson
-With IANS inputs.