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.
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 Dhoni, Hardik 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.
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