The Indian cricket team is on a tour of Ireland for a two-match T20I series. The first match of the series will be played on June 26 (Sunday). The Indian team will play under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya and a lot of young players will be ready to show their talent.
On the other hand, this series is going to be very important for Ireland as they do not get much opportunities against the big countries. Let’s know the dream 11, preview and other important figures of the first T20.
India can go with this playing XI
Apart from Dinesh Karthik, Hardik, Yuzvendra Chahal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the Indian team, all the young players are there. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan can open the innings, while Suryakumar Yadav can get a chance at number three.
Not much change is expected in the bowling lineup playing against South Africa.
Probable XI: Kishan, Gaikwad, Suryakumar, Samson (wk), Hardik (c), Karthik, Akshar, Bhuvneshwar, Chahal, Avesh and Harshal.
Ireland can field such a playing 11
Opener batsman Paul Stirling will be the most important for Ireland as he is known for his smoky batting in T20 cricket. Apart from this, Gareth Delany and captain Andrew Bulbirnie will also be important for their team.
Curtis Kaempfer, Joshua Little, Mark Adair and George Dockrell can prove to be important for the team in the bowling.
Probable XI: Sterling, Tector, Bulbirnie (c), Delaney, Camphor, Tucker (wk), Adair, Little, Dockrell, Young and McCarthy.
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 against the Irish team was in the 2009 World Cup.
Chahal has taken six wickets in two matches against Ireland at an average of 9.83 and an economy rate of 7.38.
Important statistics of The Village Cricket Ground
So far 14 T20 matches have been played at The Village Cricket Ground in which the batting first in six and the team bowling first have won eight. The highest score at this ground is 252/3 which Scotland scored against the Netherlands.
The minimum score at this ground is 70 which Ireland have made against India. George Mansey of Scotland has scored the highest 219 runs at this ground.
Our Best Dream 11 and TV Info
Wicketkeepers: Dinesh Karthik and Sanju Samson.
Batsmen: Paul Stirling (Vice-Captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Andrew Balbirnie and Ishan Kishan (Captain).
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya and Gareth Delany.
Bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal and Joshua Little.
This match will be played on Sunday (June 26) and will start at 09:00 PM IST. It will be broadcast on Sony Six and Sony Six HD. You can also livestream these matches on the ‘Sony Live’ app.