The Big Picture
After notching up a comfortable 76-run win over Ireland in the first IT20, India will be looking to build on the winning momentum when they take on the hosts in the second and the final IT20 of the series on Friday, June 29th, 2018.
It was all India in the first encounter, as the duo of Rohit (97 off 61 balls) and Shikhar (74 off 45 balls) combined to pile on a 160-run stand for the opening wicket. While Rohit en-route to 97, missed out on becoming the first Indian to score three IT20 tons equalling Colin Munro’s feat, he became the first cricketer to be involved in three 150 plus stands. While Rohit started cautiously, his partner in Shikhar looked in amazing touch from the outset as he teed off to a 45-ball-74 before eventually falling to Chase in the 16th over.
A mini-collapse in the final over ensued with Chase (4-35) accounting for Rohit, Kohli, and Dhoni, before Hardik Pandya’s final-ball six, propelled them to 5-208 in 20 overs.
Ireland’s chase never really got going with the wrist-spinners in Kuldeep (4-21) and Chahal (3-38) broke the back of Ireland’s batting unit and barring Shannon’s 35-ball-60, no one could really pose a challenge, as Ireland succumbed to 9-132 in 20 overs. So, who will win IRE vs IND? Let us delve into the betting odds as part of our IRE vs IND today match prediction.
Where:- The Village, Malahide, Dublin
When:- Friday, June 29th, 2018, 08:30 PM IST
The wicket at the Village in the first IT20 provided a safe haven for batsmen in the first innings as India recorded the highest total on the pitch. The second half showed considerable wear and turn and assisting the spinners as Chahal and Kuldeep accumulated seven wickets between ’em.
Highest total recorded:- 5-208 by India vs Ireland
Lowest total recorded:- 10-93 by Nepal vs PNG
Highest total chased:- 5-162 by Hong Kong vs Afghanistan
Lowest total defended:- 8-129 by Hong Kong vs Ireland
IRE vs IND Squads:-
Gary Wilson (c), Josh Little, Stuart Thompson, Boyd Rankin, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie, Stuart Poynter, Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Andrew McBrine, William Porterfield, James Shannon, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling
Virat Kohli(c), MS Dhoni, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
IRE vs IND Head-to-Head
IRE vs IND TODAY MATCH PREDICTION
As part of our IRE vs IND TODAY MATCH PREDICTION, the betting odds courtesy Bet365 claims that the odds in favour of IND winning the game are 1/25, meaning a return of Rs 104 over a stake of 100, while that of IRE winning the match is 12/1, implying a return of Rs 1300 over 100.