Ireland and India will go head to head in the second and final T20I at the Malahide Cricket Club Ground in Dublin on June 28. Ireland, who suffered a seven-wicket defeat in the opening game, will be looking to make a strong comeback while India will be eyeing a series win.
Rain interrupted the start of the opening game which was eventually reduced to 12 overs per side. Batting first, Ireland scored 108 with help from a half century from Harry Tector. In reply, India chased down the target with 16 balls remaining. Deepak Hooda led the chase with an unbeaten 47.
Suryakumar Yadav, who was dismissed for a duck in the first game, will be looking to get some runs under his belt. Umran Malik, meanwhile, had a debut to forget as he conceded 14 runs in one over and will be hoping to bowl a lot more economically in the next game.
In the past, India and Ireland have played only four T20 internationals between them, all of which were won by India.
Probable playing XI
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
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