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.
The former veteran pacer Zaheer Khan in 2009 ICC WT20 was Player of the Match with his T20I best career figurers of 4/19 in an 8 wicket win at Trent Bridge.
This is India's first T20I assignment since the Nidahas Trophy in March, and the squad doesn't have any major surprises.
There is a tough competition at no 4 slot where KL Rahul, Manish Pandey and Suresh Raina will put every possible efforts to seal the slot by their performance.
India and Ireland have only met once before in a men’s T20I - all the way back at #WT20 2009! @ImZaheer was Player of the Match with his T20I best 4/19 in an 8 wicket win at Trent Bridge. #IREvIND pic.twitter.com/XE2EikzLwy— ICC (@ICC) June 27, 2018
The last time when the 'Gabbar' of Indian Cricket team met with Ireland then he thrashed Ireland's bowling line-up and made a superb ton against Ireland.
Team India will play two day 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.
Paul Stirling, William Porterfield, Andy Balbirnie, Simi Singh, Gary Wilson (capt), Kevin O'Brien, Stuart Thompson, Stuart Poynter (wk), George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Joshua Little
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (capt), Suresh Raina/KL Rahul/Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal/Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah