Indian star batsman Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have given a brilliant start to India. The right hand and left-hand combination quite made tricky for the Ireland bowlers to break the heft partnership between them. Ireland won the toss and opt to bowl first. Dhawan, Raina and MS Dhoni departs. India crosses 200 benchmarks.
Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team are all set to begin their long UK tour when they lock horns with Ireland in the first T20I of the two-match series in Malahide's Village, Dublin.
This is India's first T20I assignment since the Nidahas Trophy in March, and the squad doesn't have any major surprises.
Dropped! 😱— Cricket Ireland (@Irelandcricket) June 27, 2018
Rohit is put down by Stuart Thompson at long-off. The India openers are dealing in sixes, Rohit on 73, Dhawan on 69. Five overs to go, India 148/0.#IREvIND #BackingGreen pic.twitter.com/xIX9vhwi4k
There is a tough competition at no 4 slots where KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, and Suresh Raina will put every possible effort to seal the slot by their performance.
Team India will play two days T20 international series against Ireland on June 27 and June 29 before they play a limited-overs series and Tests game against England.
India will play three T20Is games against England. They will then play three ODIs before the commencement of the high-profile five-match Test series.
Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Gary Wilson (c), Paul Stirling, James Shannon, Andrew Balbirnie, Simi Singh, Stuart Poynter (wk), Kevin O Brien, Stuart Thompson, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Peter Chase