Ireland vs India, 2nd T20I, Jun 29: Match Preview & Prediction

The Indian team is ranked higher than the Irish team, and this will make a difference in the 2nd T20I when the two meet. Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, the Indian team will be looking wrap the series on a winning note.

Match Preview

Virat Kohli is the captain of the Indian team. The other team members include Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS DhoniHardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Siddarth Kaul, and Umesh Yadav.

The Irish team also has good players and the team will surely try it’s best to win the game. Ireland is a good cricket team, but it lacks experience when compared to the Indian team. The team comprises Gary Wilson, Stuart Poynter, Paul Stirling, George Dockrell, Barry McCarthy, Kevin O Brien, William Porterfield, James Shannon, Simi Singh, Stuart Thompson, and Craig Young.

Match Prediction

While the Indian team is ranked higher than the Irish, in the 2nd T20I, Ireland could spring a surprise on India by winning the match. However, the odds favor Virat Kohli and the team for the following reasons:

  • Virat Kohli aggressive style of captaining has benefitted India and will offer the same advantage in this match

  • Virat Kohli is a stylish and flamboyant batsman who will play a captain’s knock

  • Players like Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul will be looking to score runs and put up a good show on the field

  • MS Dhoni will love the bounce and pace at the pitch while batting and wicket-keeping. Fans may get to see Dhoni play his famous helicopter stroke

  • Dhoni has the ability to transform the game regardless of India chasing or defending a total

  • The Indian team also has Hardik Pandya as their go-to all-rounder

  • Rohit Sharma is one of the finest batsmen in T20, and he is a prolific run scorer

  • Ireland has played T20 matches, but still does not have the experience that India has

  • Irish team has a strong bowling side, but Indian team is well-versed in both bowling and batting

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