IRE vs IND Dream11: Ireland and India face off in the first T20I of the two-match series on Sunday. Hosts Ireland last played T20 cricket in the T20 World Cup qualifier in February this year. They lost the final against UAE by seven wickets. On the other hand, India recently hosted South Africa for a five-match T20I series, which was drawn 2-2. Hardik Pandya will lead India while Andy Balbirnie will lead hosts Ireland. This series is the only testing ground for India before their series against England.
Ireland vs India 1st T20I
26 June, 9:00 PM IST
The Village, Malahide, Dublin
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Teams batting first have won six games at this venue while teams chasing have won eight. The average first innings total is 162.
Last result at the venue
The last T20I at this venue was played between Ireland and South Africa on July 19, 2021. South Africa won the match by 33 runs.
India: NR WWLL
(Last 5 T20I matches)
Andrew Balbirnie (C)
Andrew Balbirnie Stats in T20I
Ireland skipper Andrew Balbirnie is an experienced campaigner and has performed well in T20Is for the side. He has five half-centuries to his name with a personal best score of 83. He will be keen to lead from the front with the bat against India at home. Ireland will bank on their skipper to come good.
|Matches Played||Runs||Last 5 performance||Last 5 performances against IND||Batting Average|
|67||1429||4, 12, 32, 33, 19||9, 11, -, -, –||24.22|
Craig Young Stats in T20I
Craig Young has been an impressive performer for Ireland in the shortest format. He was their leading wicket-taker with the ball in the T20 World Cup qualifier with eight wickets from four matches. Craig Young will be an important asset in their bowling line-up and will have to be at his very best against India.
|Matches Played||Wickets||Last 5 performance||Last 5 performances against IND||Bowling Average|
|48||48||2/32, 1/25, 3/16, 2/34, 4/28||-, -, -, -, –||25.25|
Ishan Kishan (wk)
Hardik Pandya (C)
Harshal Patel / Arshdeep Singh
Ishan Kishan Stats in T20I
Ishan Kishan’s stats in T20I are impressive. He was India’s leading run-scorer in the recently concluded series against South Africa with 206 runs at an average of 41.20 that included two fifties as well, striking at 150.36. Ishan Kishan is expected to carry his good form against Ireland playing away from home.
|Matches Played||Runs||Last 5 performance||Last 5 performances against IRE||Batting Average|
|15||495||15, 27, 54, 34, 76||-, -, -, -, -,||35.36|
Hardik Pandya Stats in T20I
Hardik Pandya has been in great form with the bat since the IPL in T20 cricket. He also performed well against South Africa, scoring 117 runs in the series at an average of 58.50 and a strike rate of 153.94. Hardik will have a key role to play with the ball as well. The India skipper for this series is expected to lead from the front in both departments.
|Matches Played||Runs/ Wickets||Last 5 performance||Last 5 performances against IRE||Batting average/ Bowling average|
|59||670/42||DNB & DNB, 46 & 0/12, 31* & DNB, 9 & 0/31, 31* & 0/18||32* & 1/10, 6* & 0/36, -, -, –||23.10/28.58|
Ireland last played in the T20 World Cup Qualifier where they won three games and last two matches. They had a successful tournament, however, ended up losing in the final against UAE.
India, on the other hand, come on the back of a 2-2 series draw against South Africa at home. They lost the first two games of the series but came back strong in the next two matches to win them both and level the series. However, the final T20I was washed out due to rain.
Ireland and India have faced each other on only three occasions in T20Is. India have dominated out rightly by winning all three of those matches. With momentum on their side, they will start as favorites to beat hosts Ireland in the first T20I.
Wicket-keepers: Dinesh Karthik
Batsmen: Ishan Kishan, Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Suryakumar Yadav
All-rounder: Hardik Pandya, Gareth Delany, Curtis Campher
Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Craig Young, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Captain, Vice-Captain for Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Andrew Balbirnie, Suryakumar Yadav
Captain, Vice-Captain for Grand League: Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya