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IRE vs IND, 1st T20I: Preview

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After a successful IPL 2018, the Indian team is off to their firsr International Assignment of the year. This Assignment or the series includes 2 T20I with Ireland which will be followed by 3 T20I with England & a 3-match ODI series against the English. The series will also include 5 Test matches against England starting on 1st August. The link to Predicted Indian Test Squad is below:

Read More: Indian Test Probables

Talking about the Ireland series, it will be the first T20I for India after the South Africa series and team will be looking to grab this opportunity to aclimatise before the tough England tour begins. Meanwhile for Ireland it is all about exposure and a win would determine their pathway in the full nations Internationa matches but it will be a real tough test for them against the mighty Indians.

Pitch Report: The match will be played at The Village (Cricket Ground) in Dublin also called as Malahide Cricket Ground. The pitch is expected to be batsman friendly due to Ireland’s heavy reliance on their batting.

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Head-to-Head: India & Ireland have only played a single T-20I to the date and that too was won by India. So, the scoreline is IND 1- 0 IRE


India- The visitors are likley to go with their tried & tested set of players which means the opening slot will be again claimed by Dhawan & Rohit with Raina also regaining his slot and Washington Sundar getting a chance ahead kuldeep Yadav despite a bad outing in the IPL 2018. Shardul, S.Kaul and Kuldeep along with KL.Rahul are expected to sit out.

Playing XI:- Rohit, S.Dhawan, V.Kohli(C), S.Raina, MS.Dhoni(Wk), D.Karthik, H.Pandya, W.Sundar, B.Kumar, J.Bumrah, Y.Chahal

Ireland- Talkimg about the home team, they are likley to go with 7 proper batsman against strong Indian bowling line-up.

Playing XI:- P.Stirling, Porterfield, Balbrinie, Simi Singh, Gary Wilson(C), K.O’Brein, S.Thompson, S.Poynter(Wk), G.Dockrell, P.Chase, B.Rankin


Gary Wilson (capt), Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, George Dockrell , Josh Little, Andy McBrine, Kevin O’Brien, Porterfield, Stuart Poynter, B.Rankin, James Shannon, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson.

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