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India is about to begin their much awaited full-fledged England tour ( 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs, and 5 Test matches) with the two matches T20I series against Ireland first. Currently, the men in blue are in Dublin to play their first T20I against hosts Ireland scheduled for tomorrow (June 27) at The Village, Dublin. Both the teams will play 2 T20Is followed by England hosting India for the much-awaited tour.
India and Ireland will lock horns after nine years in the shortest format of the game. Both the teams have played lone T20I during the 2009 World T20 in England. India won that game by 8 wickets. Although visitors will be favorite for the series, Virat and team would be looking at it as a platform to kick-start their journey on England triumph. The two matches series against Ireland will be helpful in boosting the confidence of Indian batsmen before a tougher challenge ahead. In their last encounter against England in 2014, England thrashed India by 3-1 following a poor form of Indian skipper Virat Kohli who only managed 134 runs in 10 innings. And, seeing the current form of both the sides, this series is certainly going to be a cracking affair.
Apart from this, the 2 matches series against Ireland is also going to mark the completion of 2000 runs in T20 internationals for Indian skipper Virat Kohli. he is just short of 17 runs and will be the fastest to reach the milestone. The first T20I will start at 08:30 PM IST/04:00 PM Local.
The Village in Dublin is expected to provide assistance to fast bowlers especially in the starting. The average first inning total at this venue is 125 and in a total of 6 T20Is played here, 5 have been won by the chasing side. Apart from this, there is also forecast for rain getting into play.
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Avg 1st inn score: 125
Avg 2nd inn score: 126
Highest Total: 162/5 (20 Ov) by HK vs Afg
Lowest Total: 93/10 (19.4 Ov) by NEP vs PNG
Highest Chased: 162/5 (20 Ov) by HK vs Afg
Lowest Defended: 129/8 (20 Ov) by HK vs IRE
Both the teams have already named their squad. Ireland has named a 14-man squad with two new inclusions. Off-spinner Andy McBrine and left-arm spinner Joshua Little replace B McCarthy and C Young.
Virat Kohli will lead the full power India against Ireland in tomorrow’s game. A full squad is available for selection.
Washington Sundar has suffered an injury in the practice session today and will not play.
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Gary Wilson (c), Boyd Rankin, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie, Stuart Poynter, Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, William Porterfield, James Shannon, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson
Virat Kohli(c), MS Dhoni, Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav
The probable IRE vs IND playing 11 is listed below.
Wicket-keeper: S Poynter
Batsmen: G Wilson, W Porterfield, P Stirling
All-rounder: K O’Brien, S Singh, A Balbirne
Bowlers: G Dockrell, B Rankin, Peter Chase, J Little (S Thompson, A McBrine)
Wicket-keeper: MS Dhoni
Batsmen: S Dhawan, R Sharma, V Kohli, KL Rahul, S Raina/D Karthik
All-rounder: Hardik Pandya
Bowlers: K Yadav, Y Chahal, J Bumrah, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
For Ireland, Paul Stirling was the leading run scorer in the recently concluded tri-series. With 2 fifties, he collected 176 runs. Simi Singh and G Wilson also showed some good knocks with the bat and will be crucial.
In bowling, G Wilson, Andy Bilbirne, and Simi Singh will be the key.
For India, almost everyone is in-form. Rohit Sharma struggled a bit in the IPL while KL Rahul, MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya were in terrific form. India is currently having the strongest top order which can uproot any bowling attack on their day.
In bowling, India has a star line-up featuring B Kumar, J Bumrah, K Yadav and Y Chahal.
In wicket keeping, MS Dhoni will be the best choice.
In batsmen, S Dhawan, V Kohli, and G Wilson, W Porterfield will be a perfect bet.
In all-rounder, you can choose P Stirling, Hardik Pandya, and Simi Singh.
In bowling, B Rankin, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, K Yadav will be a safe bet.
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