The two-match T20 series between the Indian cricket team and Ireland will start from June 26. The second and last match will be played on 28 June.
Hardik Pandya will captain India in the absence of key players in this series. In such a situation, the young players will have a chance to impress with their performance.
Meanwhile, let’s look at the performances of both the teams against each other in T20 Internationals.
So far India has won all three T20 Internationals
So far, three T20 Internationals have been played between the two countries and India has won all of them. The last time the Indian team played two T20 matches on the Ireland tour in 2018 and won both.
India’s first encounter in T20 Internationals against the Irish team was in the 2009 World Cup, in which India won the match by eight wickets.
Rohit has scored most runs
Rohit Sharma is the leading run-scorer in India-Ireland T20Is. He has scored 149 runs in three innings at an average of 74.50 and with the help of two half-centuries. Meanwhile, 97 has been his best score.
While Suresh Raina (79) and Shikhar Dhawan (74) are the other batsmen in this list. On the other hand, James Shannon has scored the most runs (62) for Ireland.
Kuldeep and Chahal have taken the most wickets
Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav has taken the most wickets in India-Ireland T20 Internationals with seven wickets. Meanwhile, he averages 5.28 among best performances of 4/21. Yuzvendra Chahal has taken six wickets in two matches at an average of 9.83 and an economy rate of 7.38.
On the other hand, Peter Chase from Ireland has taken five wickets at an average of 15.40 and economy rate of 9.60.
These records can be made in the series
Chahal has taken 74 wickets so far and can overtake Dwayne Bravo (78) in terms of wickets. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (64) will have a chance to overtake Ajantha Mendis (66).
Ishaan Kishan (495) and Dinesh Karthik (491) will complete their 500 runs each. Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie (1,429) will have a chance to complete 1,500 runs. He could become the third Irish batsman to do so.