IND tour of IRE 2023, IRE vs IND, 2nd T20 Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction

By Real11 - Aug 20 2023 247 Views


IND tour of IRE 2023
IRE vs IND, 2nd T20



Men In Blue travelled to Ireland for a three-match T20I series, The Visitors take on Ireland in the 2nd T20 as IND looks to seal the T20 series. The second T20I of the series will be played at The Village, Dublin on 20th August between the two sides on Sunday. After beating the Hosts by 8 wickets via the DLS method in the first T20I on Friday India will be eyeing to make it 2-0 in the next match. The Hosts were extremely impressive with both bat and ball in the 1st match against India. IRE showcased the fight which has earned them the name “Giant Killer” and who knows if the match would have played out for 20 overs. IRE was extremely impressive in the 1st T20i and will want to perform even better in the 2nd match tonight.

Ireland would want to improve their batting performances, especially the top-order batting. After losing the toss and being put into bat first, the Hosts got off to a really bad start. Bumrah-led team India shattered IRE 31-5 at one point and it looked bad for the Hosts. The middle-order duo of Campher and McCarthy propelled the score to a respectable 139-7. Barry McCarthy scored 51 runs off 33 balls. The Visitors started off the way that they were expected to from Gaikwad and Jaiswal. With all eyes on the new T20I skipper of India Bumrah, the 29-year-old gun bowler delivered and so did the Visitors. However, IND will want to improve further on their performance and be much more dominant. IND's bowling department looked sharp and restricted the IRE batting lineup to under 140. The fast bowlers ran through the top order with the captain striking up 2/ 24 runs.

IND's batting order had a low target to chase, but with rain playing spoilsport the match had to be called off, handing India an 8-wicket win over IRE. The left-handed batter Jaiswal scored 24 off 23 balls and Gaikwad scored 19 off 16 balls to lead the series by 1-0. IRE and IND have played 12 T20Is this year, Imdia has won 7 matches and lost 5 matches on the other side the Hosts have won 6 wins & 6 losses each at the same time. Men In Blue is unbeaten against the Irish side in the 5 matches played so far including a 2-0 series win in the Hosts last year.


Match Details

Match: IND tour of IRE 2023, IRE vs IND 2nd T20

Date: Sunday, August 20, 2023 

Time: 07:30 PM IST

Venue: The Village - Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Dublin, Ireland


Pitch and Weather Report

On this track, In 22 T20Is, the results have favoured the team chasing the target 14 times. Even the last five matches out of 8 have been won by the team that opted to bowl first. The average first-innings score at the Malahide Cricket Club Ground is 153. The skipper winning the toss should bowl first. The stadium has a capacity of 15,000 spectators and has hosted 28 ODIs & 22 T20Is so far. In 2018, the Hosts recorded the lowest total on the ground (70) against India.

The Pitch is known for its well-maintained pitches that assist both batters and bowlers. Malahide Cricket Club Ground tends to be relatively flat, which generally favours batters who can play their shots freely. However, there might be some movement and assistance for the seamers, especially early in the innings, due to the cool and damp conditions that Dublin often experiences.

Light showers are expected in the morning followed by rain throughout the day. The temperature will range between 15 and 18 on the match day between IRE and IND in the second T20I match.


IRE vs IND Squads

IRE: Paul Stirling (Captain), Andrew Balbirnie, Ross Adair, Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Fionn Hand, Lorcan Tucker (WK), Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Barry McCarthy, Theo van Woerkom, Benjamin White, Craig Young

IND: Jasprit Bumrah (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Shahbaz Ahmed, Sanju Samson, Jitesh Sharma, Ravi Bishnoi, Prasidh Krishna, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan


IRE vs IND Probable Playing XIs

IRE: Paul Stirling(c), Andrew Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker(w), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Joshua Little, Benjamin White

IND: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w), Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Prasidh Krishna, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah(c), Ravi Bishnoi


Match Prediction

Though the Visitors will be entering the series with a clean record against the Hosts, their recent experience against WI showed their flaws with bowling. With two of the 5 bowlers returning after a gap of 11 months, IRE will be eyeing to exploit IND's weakness. IND has 6 wins against the hosts in 6 matches. In the last year, IND managed to win the series 2-0 at the same venue. We say IND to win this match as well and make it 2-0.


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