India and Ireland go head two-match T20I series with the first game on June 26, Sunday at the Village ground in Dublin. This is India’s second trip to the country after their first back in 2018. India played a two-match T20I series back then and won it 2-0.
The Indian team will be led by Hardik Pandya and Andrew Balbirnie will lead the hosts. The BCCI announced a 17-member squad while the Irish named a 14-member squad. Ireland has not played any competitive games since the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 qualifiers. The Indian team is fresh from a T20I series at home against Protead which ended 2-2
The Indian Test team is currently in England playing a warmup game against county club Leicestershire. Skipper Rohit Sharma along with Virat Kohli and other senior members of the Indian team are part of that squad. KL Rahul is set to miss the Ireland series and the England series with a groin injury. He will be undergoing treatment for the same in Germany.
Ireland skipper Andrew Balbirnie is seeing this series as a great opportunity for the hosts. The side is not within the top-ranked team in any format of the game. The is filled with several young and also uncapped players who will get an opportunity to make their debuts in this series.
“There are a lot of players in this Indian T20 side who are looking for a spot in the full-strength team. So, they will be under pressure also. We play NZ in a few weeks. With the T20 WC coming in October, there are a lot of players who want to stake a claim for that. So there’s opportunity for players on both sides,” he said to TOI.
IND vs IRE Head to Head Records, India’s Head-to-Head Record Against Ireland – India Tour Of Ireland 2022,1st T20I
Matches Played -3
IND Won – 3
Ireland Won – 0