Ireland will host India in the third match of the T20I series on Wednesday. India sealed the series already by winning the previous match by 38 runs. They posted 185 runs while batting first on the back of a half-century by opener Ruturaj and cameos by Samson and Rinku. In reply, Ireland kept losing wickets and Balbirnie was the only one who kept the chase alive with 72 but that knock went in vain. Ireland will be keen to bounce back.
When: 23 August, 7:30 PM IST
Where: The Village, Dublin
TV Channel, Live Streaming: DD Sports/ Fancode
The surface here will be excellent for batting and there will be plenty of runs on offer. India scored 185 runs in the last game and the shorter square boudaries and quick outfield means we can expect another high scoring contest.
Tilak Varma Stats in T20I
|Matches Played||Runs||Last 5 performance||Batting Average||S/R|
|7||174||1, 0, 27, 7, 49, 51||57.7||138|
Arshdeep Singh Stats in T20I
|Matches Played||Wickets||Last 5 performance||Bowling Average||Economy|
|33||50||1/29, 1/35, 3/38, 0/33, 1/34, 2/31, 2/16||18.4||6.75|
Ross Adair, Theo van Woerkom and Gareth Delany are the players who are yet to feature so far this series. They could get a game here.
Harry Tector Stats in T20I
|Matches Played||Runs||Last 5 performance||Last 2 performance vs India||Batting Average|
|64||1045||7, 9, 1, 18, 41, 14||7, 9, 39, 64*||22.4|
Mark Adair Stats in T20I
|Matches Played||Wickets||Last 5 performance||Last 2 performance vs India||Bowling Average|
|71||98||1/36, 0/10, 1/20, 1/17, 4//13||1/36, 0/10, 3/42, 0/14||19.3|
Wicket-keepers: L Tucker
Batsmen: Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma, Y Jaiswal
All-rounder: Washington Sundar, Campher
Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, B McCarthy, Jasprit Bumrah
Captain, Vice Captain for Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Tilak Varma, Harry Tector
Captain, Vice Captain for Grand League: Arshdeep Singh, Mark Adair
India are expected to win this match
India and Ireland have played 7 T20I matches. India has won all of them and has a 100 per cent win record against Ireland. Out of 7 games, 6 matches took place at The Village Stadium in Dublin.
Arshdeep Singh has become the fastest Indian pacer to complete 50 wickets in T20Is, taking just 33 matches to do so. He is followed by Jasprit Bumrah, who took 41 matches, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who took 50 matches.
Paul Stirling registered his 13th duck in T20Is in the previous match which is the most by a batter. He is followed by Kevin O’Brien with 12 ducks and Regis Chakabva and Soumya Sarkar with 11 ducks, respectively.
This was India’s sixth T20I series win in the previous 8 T20I series.