India aims for series victory against Ireland in 2nd T20I of India’s Tour. Rain-hit opener saw India win by 2 runs. Exciting clash at Dublin’s The Village, pace-friendly pitch expected.
India and Ireland are set to clash in the second match of the three-match T20I series in Dublin on August 20, 2023. After a rain-affected opening game that saw India emerge victorious by two runs (DLS method), both teams are gearing up for a crucial showdown at The Village.
In the first T20I, Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna marked their return with a wicket each in their opening over. India managed to secure a narrow win, setting the stage for an exciting second encounter. If India claims victory once again, they will secure the series win, making the upcoming match a must-win situation for Ireland.
The match is scheduled to start at 03:00 PM local time, translating to 7:30 PM Indian Standard Time. The weather forecast for Dublin on Sunday indicates minimal chances of rain, with a temperature of around 15°C, 88 percent humidity, and a wind speed of 14 km/h.
The pitch at The Village in Dublin has proven to be favorable to pacers, as witnessed in the previous game. Overcast conditions are likely to pose challenges for the batsmen, making batting a demanding task. The average score on this pitch is anticipated to be around 155 runs.
Both teams are expected to field competitive XIs for the match. Ireland’s probable lineup includes Paul Stirling (c), Andrew Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Joshua Little, and Benjamin White.
Meanwhile, India is likely to have Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson (wk), Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Prasidh Krishna, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah (c), and Ravi Bishnoi on their playing XI.
With India having a 6-0 head-to-head record against Ireland in T20Is, the hosts will be determined to break the streak and level the series. Cricket enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting this exciting contest between the two teams as the India’s tour of Ireland 2023 continues.