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India Vs Ireland,2nd T20I Preview: India to test bench ahead England tour

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 29 June 2018, 15:48 IST

Indian skipper Virat Kohli would be keen to sweep their second win when they play the 2nd T20 International against Ireland  at Dublin in the Malahide Village on Friday.

In the second T20 international game, the Indian team management is likely do the experiments in the team although they have already done experiments in the first T20I game. Suresh Raina came at no three to bat.

Ireland were quite impressive overall. Ireland would be hoping to hit back against their higher-ranked opponents.

Right arm medium pacer Peter Chase, who conceded 35 runs for 4 was the pick of the Ireland bowlers as he send back to world class batsman like MS Dhoni, Sharma and skipper Kohli at crucial stage.

The team management of India decides to give rest to some of their star players like Umesh Yadav, Siddarth Kaul, KL Rahul and Dinesh Karthik who missed the first game are all in superb form.

Virat Kohli has already indicated that India will experiment in the 2nd T20 International vs Ireland as they prepare for the England contests.

Performance in last five games

Ireland: LTWLL

India:  WWWWW

As reported in Indian Express Kohli cited after first T20 “The guys who couldn’t get a chance today will get an opportunity in the next match. The guys had a great time in IPL but they need to get time in the middle here too. We are looking to give everyone game-time and want them to portray the qualities they possess because many guys go on tour and never get an opportunity to play".

Pitch Report:

There is no change expected in the pitch or conditions.

Facts and Figures:

The 'Gabbar" of Indian cricket team Shikhar Dhawan isjust  42 runs away from becoming the sixth Indian to complete 1,000 runs T20I.

T20 specialist Suresh Raina has made only international fifty in T20 format,since June 2010.


Gary Wilson (c), Andy Balbirnie, Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Andy McBrine, Kevin O’Brien, William Porterfield, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, James Shannon, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson


Virat Kohli (c), Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Siddarth Kaul, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav

Also Read: India Vs Ireland: After Tendulkar, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma took no time to achieve this milestone 

First published: 29 June 2018, 15:48 IST