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IRE vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch Report for 1st T20I Ireland vs India Dream11 Prediction

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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.

IRE vs IND 1st T20I Match Details

Ireland vs India 1st T20I

26 June, 9:00 PM IST

The Village, Malahide, Dublin

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Pitch Report

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.

Form Guide

Ireland: LWWWW

India: NR WWLL

(Last 5 T20I matches)

Ireland Playing 11

  • Uncapped wicket-keeper batter Stephen Doheny is likely to open with Paul Stirling.
  • Andrew Balbirnie, Gareth Delany, Curtis Campher and Barry McCarthy are expected to form the middle order.
  • Craig Young, Joshua Little and Mark Adair are expected to start in the XI.

Paul Stirling

Stephen Doheny

Andrew Balbirnie (C)

Gareth Delany

Curtis Campher

Andrew McBrine

Barry McCarthy

Harry Tector

Craig Young

Joshua Little

Mark Adair

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

India Playing 11

  • KL Rahul will miss the series due to injury.
  • Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant are also not a part of the series.
  • Avesh Khan is likely to be replaced and Umran Malik will make his way into the XI.
  • Rahul Tripathi and Arshdeep Singh are also expected to make their international debuts.
  • Suryakumar Yadav returns from injury and is expected to start in the XI.

Ishan Kishan (wk)

Ruturaj Gaikwad

Rahul Tripathi

Suryakumar Yadav

Hardik Pandya (C)

Axar Patel

Dinesh Karthik

Harshal Patel / Arshdeep Singh

Yuzvendra Chahal

Umran Malik

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

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

Who will win Ireland vs India 1st T20I today match?

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.

Ireland vs India Dream 11 Prediction

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

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