Prediction for the 2nd T20I Match IRE vs IND – Who will win tween Ireland and India? India would like to finish the T20I series against Ireland.
Ireland and India will face off in the second and final Twenty20 International on Tuesday, June 28 at the Malahide Cricket Club Ground in Dublin. Ireland is in desperate need of a win after suffering a seven-wicket defeat in the previous match. While the bowlers gave it their all to make a game of it despite defending 109, the Indian batters proved far too strong for them.
The Men in Blue, on the other hand, will be aiming for a series win and, in doing so, will be hoping to record their first T20I series win under stand-in skipper Hardik Pandya. Suryakumar Yadav’s form will be scrutinized after he was dismissed for a golden duck in his comeback game. Even skipper Hardik Pandya is looking forward to showing off an improved ball-handling performance.
Umran Malik, who finally received his first India cap, did not have a good outing, conceding 14 runs in the only over he bowled, and would be eager to prove a point or two with the ball in hand.
Match details IRE vs IND
Venue: The Village, Malahide, Dublin
Date and Time: June 28, 2022, 9:00 PM IST
Telecast and Live Streaming: Sony Six and EK Cricket Live Streaming
The Dublin surface is known for producing slow wickets, but batting will be relatively easy due to the shorter boundaries, and a run-fest can be expected. The bowlers must maintain consistency in their lines and lengths in order to benefit from this batter-friendly wicket. As a result, the captain who wins the toss will choose to bowl first.
Probable playing XI IRE vs IND
Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Andy McBrine, Craig Young, Joshua Little, Conor Olphert
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik
Probable Top Performers IRE vs IND
Probable best batter of the match
Deepak Hooda was the star of India’s batting, brilliantly seeing off Ireland’s new-ball bowlers and remaining calm despite India losing back-to-back wickets of Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav. Hooda and skipper Hardik Pandya then helped to steady the ship. More importantly, the Rohtak cricketer stayed at the crease until the end and delivered for the visitors, scoring an unbeaten 47 off 29 deliveries.
Probable best bowler of the match:
Yuzvendra Chahal’s incredible bowling performance kept the Irish batters guessing. The wrist-spinner posed some tough questions to the hosts during his spell, and while he only took one wicket, that of wicketkeeper-batter Lorcan Tucker, his economy rate of 3.7 was really impressive, as he conceded just 11 runs from his three overs.
Today’s Match Prediction: India to win the match
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the author’s understanding, analysis, and instinct. Consider the points raised and make your own decision when making your prediction.