IND tour of IRE 2023, IRE vs IND, 3rd T20I Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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IND tour of IRE 2023
IRE vs IND, 3rd T20I



After comfortably beating the Hosts Ireland in the second T20I by 33 runs, Jasprit Bumrah-led India will look forward to wrapping up the series on a high note by making it 3-0. In the second T20I against IRE, the Visitors had a solid outing, posting a competitive total of 185 runs after being asked to bat on a batting track. Bumrah-led bowlers then sealed a dominant and defeated the Irish side by 2-0. The third and final T20I of the series will be played at The Village, Dublin on 23rd August between the two sides.

In the last encounter, after winning the toss, Paul Stirling-led IRE chose to bowl and held a slight advantage in the initial stages of the match. IND's score progressed from 26/0 to 34/2 when both the youngsters Jaiswal and Tilak Varma fell in quick succession to Craig Young and Barry McCarthy. The wicket-keeper batter Sanju Samson fell short of reaching a half-century hammered 40 off 26 balls. Meanwhile, the right-handed batter Ruturaj Gaikwad didn't falter when approaching a significant milestone. He achieved his second T20I fifty by skillfully sweeping White to the boundary scoring 58 off 43 balls.

Coming to bat for the first time for team India, the-left handed batter Rinku Singh replicated the performance that had earned him an India call-up, a feat, he had accomplished numerous times during IND T20 League. He pummeled 38 off 21 balls, smashing 2 fours and 3 sixes. Chasing 186, the Hosts lost their top order early in the match. Stirlting and Tucker both went on the score of 00 but the opening batter Andrew Balbirnie scored 72 off 51 but could not cross the line for the Hosts. It was India's skipper Bumrah’s wicket-maiden who halted IRE's effort in the chase and guided India to take the lead in the series by 2-0.

With the win, IND kept a clean sheet against the hosts by winning all the matches so far. IND now has 7 wins in 7 T20Is against IRE. Men in the Blue 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 in the first match of the series. The left-handed batter Jaiswal scored 24 and Gaikwad scored 19 to lead the series by 1-0 last Thursday. IRE and IND have played 13 T20Is this year, India has won 8 matches and lost 5 matches on the other side the Hosts have won 6 wins & 7 losses each at the same time. Men In Blue is unbeaten against the Irish side in the 6 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 3rd T20I

Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2023 

Time: 07:30 PM IST

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


Pitch and Weather Report

This ground is known for its well-maintained pitches that assist both batters and bowlers. The Village's pitch 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 Malahide Cricket Club Ground often experiences. In 23 T20Is, the results have favoured the team chasing the target 14 times. Even the last five matches out of 7 have been won by the team that opted to bowl first. The average first innings score at the Village is 153. The team winning the toss should bowl first on this track.

Malahide Cricket Club Ground has a capacity of 15000 spectators and has hosted 28 ODIs & 22 T20Is. In 2018, IRE recorded the lowest total on the ground (70) against IND. The weather is likely to be partly cloudy on the match day between IRE and IND for the 3rd T20I. The temperature will range between 12 and 20. The wind will be flowing from the west at 12-26 kmh.


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: Yashaswi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Rinku Singh, Tilak Verma, Sanju Samson (wk), Jasprit Bumrah (C), Arshdeep Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Mukesh Kumar


Match Prediction

The Visitors kept their unbeaten record against the Hosts. IND has 7 wins in 7 matches against IRE. Bumrah’s captaincy has shown many gutsy calls that have helped Men in Blue keep the Irish under control. The likes of Rinku and Gaikwad are playing some fantastic cricket for team India. IND bowlers, especially Bumrah, Ravi Bishnoi and Krishna have shown IRE their skills with the ball. We say IND to win this match as well and make it 3-0.


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