India Vs Ireland today’s match preview – Match Highlights:
- India play Ireland at 8:30pm IST today
- The two sides will play a two match T20 series
- The second match will be played on the 29th
Starting today India begin their tour of Ireland with the first T20 international of the two-match series set to be played at 8:30pm IST. The series kicks off a long overseas tour for India with the team set to play England in an almost two-month long tour starting next month. The Ireland series are a vital one for India as they will look to adapt to overseas conditions and hope to get their winning combination right before the big test starting July.
The dress rehearsal before the England series which will see India take on England in all three formats of the game; the two T20 internationals against Ireland are the lull before the storm. However, India know that Ireland are no knock-overs. Low ranked but highly efficient on their day, the Irish have evolved over the years to play some fantastic, hard hitting cricket. In India Vs Ireland today’s match, they’ll be looking to put their best foot forward and be on their A game when they host India in Dublin. This is just what their captain spoke about when he addressed the press before the match.
“We want our players to stick out their chests and enjoy it against what is probably the best T20 side in the world,” Wilson said. While under no illusions about the size of the task, the captain said Ireland have to “have the belief we can turn them over”.”We want to take them on head-to-head and show them what we are about,” he said.
For India, the Ireland V. India series also offers a chance to move up from their third place in the international T20 rankings. A busy period of T20 internationals sees 13 matches being played around the world over the next two weeks. If India win their matches against Ireland and England and other results go their way then they can get a major boost in the international standings.
India Vs Ireland today’s match starts at 8:30 pm IST and will be shown on Sony Six. The match can also be streamed live on the SonyLiv app.
India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Siddarth Kaul.
Ireland: Gary Wilson (c & wk), Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Andy McBrine, Kevin O’Brien, William Porterfield, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, James Shannon, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson.