Ireland is preparing to tie the two-match T20I series against India at The Village in Dublin on June 28th at 9:00 p.m. India won the first Twenty20 International by 7 wickets with 16 balls remaining. Because of the rain delay, the T20I was reduced to 12 overs for each side. India won the toss and chose to bat first in the first T20I. Ireland lost their first two wickets for six runs, as planned. Harry Tector’s brilliant knock brought Ireland’s total to 108 for the loss of four wickets. The Indian openers began the innings with a bam. They lost back-to-back wickets in the third over. However, skipper Hardik Pandya and Deepak Hooda dominated the Irish bowling attack, allowing them to reach the target in 9.2 overs.
With the win, India has now won all four T20Is against Ireland. They are on the verge of becoming unbeaten in the Twenty20 International series for the fifth time. They have won 9 of the 11 T20Is they have played this year. Ireland, on the other hand, has 5 wins and 4 losses in 9 T20Is this year.
The 2nd T20I Match between Ireland vs India will take place on June 28th, 2022 at The Village in Dublin.
Match Details to Note
Match: Ireland vs India, 2nd T20I, India Tour of Ireland 2022
Date: June 28, 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 9:00 PM IST
Venue: The Village, Dublin
Ireland vs India Team Previews
The first T20I clearly demonstrated that Ireland’s team lacks the resistance to put up against the top Test-playing nations. However, a 12-over game does not reflect your overall performance. Ireland will almost certainly field the same team for the second T20I. Andrew Balbirnie will start alongside Paul Stirling. In the first game, neither opener scored a lot. Stirling scored only four runs while Balbirnie went out for a duck. At this venue, Balbirnie has a strike rate of 140 or higher. At third, batting all-rounder Gareth Delany will have to step up. He has played 38 T20I games and scored 702 runs at a strike rate of 135.26.
The only Irish batter who outperformed the Indian bowling unit was Harry Tector. Tector batted unbeaten for 64 runs in 33 balls, hitting six fours and three sixes. This was his second half-century score in a row. Tector has 174 runs in his last four T20Is. Lorcan Tucker, the wicket-keeper batter, scored 18 runs in 16 balls in the first game. He will be in the starting lineup because Ireland does not have a bench option for him. Uncapped Stephen Doheny finished the domestic season with 158 runs at an average of 52.67 in the Inter-Provincial T20 Trophy for Ireland.
Ireland’s bowling attack, with the exception of Craig Young, was unable to deal with the Indian batting lineup. Young took back-to-back wickets of Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav in his first over, finishing with two wickets for 18 runs in two overs. Along with Josh Little and Mark Adair, he will spearhead the pace attack. Adair has 59 wickets in 40 T20 Internationals. Conor Olphert’s debut game did not go as planned. However, Ireland will expose him to more international cricket in preparation for the ICC World T20. Indian batters are excellent against spin. Curtis Campher, a bowling all-rounder, should replace Andy McBrine. In his ODI debut against England in 2020, he scored a half-century.
Andrew Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Andy McBrine, Craig Young, Joshua Little, Conor Olphert, Curtis Campher, Stephen Doheny, Barry McCarthy
Predicted XI: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Conor Olphert, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young
Hardik Pandya is on the verge of winning his first T20I series as captain. It appears that winning the IPL this year was not the only goal on his list. As openers, India tried Deepak Hooda and Ishan Kishan. The strategy paid off for India, as Kishan scored 26 runs off 11 deliveries, including three fours and two sixes. Hooda then took advantage of the opportunity, scoring 47 runs in 29 deliveries. Kishan’s strike rate in the last six T20Is is 156.75. This means that Ruturaj Gaikwad will bat in the middle order. Suryakumar Yadav’s return did not go well, as he was caught on a first-ball duck. In T20Is, however, he has a strike rate of more than 160. So having an off-game is not a problem.
In the middle order, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, and Ruturaj Gaikwad will bat. Pandya batted at number four and scored 24 runs with three massive sixes at a strike rate of 200. If India reaches that stage, Karthik and Gaikwad’s positions may be swapped. Axar Patel is another option for India’s middle order.
Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, and Umran Malik will spearhead the bowling attack. Kumar took one wicket for 16 runs in three overs, one of which was a maiden. Avesh Khan went for over ten runs yet again. Umran Malik, a newcomer, feels the same way. Despite clocking 148 KMPH, Malik went for two boundaries and a six against Harry Tector. He will still have opportunities in the second game. Yuzvendra Chahal bowled three overs and took a wicket on a spin-friendly track. With the World Cup on the line, he will retain his place in the starting lineup over Ravi Bishnoi.
Hardik Pandya (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Deepak Hooda, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik, Harshal Patel, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Venkatesh Iyer, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi
Predicted XI: Hardik Pandya (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dinesh Karthik, Suryakumar Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sanju Samson, Axar Patel, Umran Malik, Avesh Khan
Ireland vs India Toss Prediction
Teams have successfully chased the target 9 times in 15 T20Is. Even in the last five games, the team batting second has won four of them. The team that wins the toss should bat first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The second Twenty20 International between Ireland and India will be played at The Village in Dublin. It is Ireland’s home venue, having hosted 1 test, 16 ODIs, and 15 T20Is so far. On this venue, Scotland has the highest T20I score of 252 for 3 against the Netherlands.
Unfortunately, the weather will be rainy and windy throughout the game. In fact, rain is expected all week. The temperature will range between 11 and 17 degrees Celsius. The wind will be blowing at 28-39 km/h from the southwest. Because of its shorter boundaries, the pitch is ideal for batting. At the Village, we’ve seen many big scores and successful chases.
Ireland vs India Match Prediction
Ireland has won two of the five games held at this venue. Since January 2020, they have not won a T20I against the top eight Test-playing nations. India is undefeated in their last five away games. They have yet to be defeated by Ireland (4 victories in 4 games). In every game against Ireland, they have scored more than ten runs. India appears to be cruising to victory.
India is the favourite to beat Ireland at the odds of 1.08.
- Deepak Hooda scored 47 off 29 balls to help India win the first Twenty20 International.
- Ireland has now lost all four Twenty20 Internationals against India.
- Since November 2021, India has not lost a bilateral T20I series. Before coming to Ireland, they had won three times and shared a trophy with South Africa.