Pitch and weather: There’s a yellow warning for rainfall starting 4pm on Friday in Dublin. It is expected to be breezy, with periods of rain forecast in the evening. The average score batting first at Malahide is 167.
India vs Ireland 1st T20I Highlights 2023, Friday 18-8-2023. India tour of Ireland 2023, Malahide, Dublin.
Bumrah: “Feels good to be back. You obviously expect great cricket when you come here. As a fast bowler I would want the wickets to be a little helpful but lets see what happens. We’ve got two debutants. Rinku Singh and Prasidh Krishna. I’ve told them to enjoy the game and have fun.”
Stirling: “Looking forward to putting a good score. I hope we put in a good performance. We’ll look at ourselves and not too much at the opposition. This is the beginning of the adventure to the T20 WC.” Craig Young is in for Ireland.
Toss: India chose to field.
India team: 1 Yashasvi Jaiswal, 2 Ruturaj Gaikwad, 3 Sanju Samson (wk), 4 Tilak Varma, 4 Rinku Singh, 6 Shivam Dube, 7 Washington Sundar, 8 Arshdeep Singh, 9 Ravi Bishnoi, 10 Jasprit Bumrah (capt), 11 Prasidh Krishna
Ireland team: 1 Paul Stirling (capt), 2 Andrew Balbirnie, 3 Lorcan Tucker (wk), 4 Harry Tector, 5 Curtis Campher, 6 George Dockrell, 7 Mark Adair, 8 Barry McCarthy, 9 Craig Young, 10 Josh Little, 11 Ben White.
Head to Head In T20I’s: 5
India Won: 5
Ireland Won: 0
India T20I Rankings: 1st
Ireland T20I Rankings: 12th
(last five completed T20I’s, most recent first)
Match Timings: 2:00 PM GMT | 3:00 PM Local
Umpires – Mark Hawthorne, Roly Black
TV Umpire – Paul Reynolds
Match Referee – Graham McCrea
Reserve Umpire – Jareth McCready
Match number – T20I no. 2200
“Always nice to contribute to the team. Disappointed to not go over the line. [On partnership with Campher] We knew we could put a score on the board. We are both aggressive players and we wanted to stay positive. I think playing the positive way brings the game into the hands of someone who is going to get you to a score. Taking the game to the opposition is the best way. Happy to contribute to the team no matter what position I bat in.”
Jasprit Bumrah is the player of the match:
“Felt very good. So many sessions I did at the NCA and the practice games. Didn’t feel like I missed out a lot or I’m doing something new so credit to the staff there. Very happy to be back and always good to contribute. [Any nerves?] Not really, when you’re captaining you are thinking more about the whole team and not just your own performance. Very happy that the weather was helpful for the bowlers.
In every game you want more and you always search for a perfect game. Credit to them as well for keeping their nerves in a crisis. [On competition within the Indian team] Everybody has a lot of belief in their game and I think the IPL also helps them. The bunch that we have is very confident and that’s a good sign for our team. [On the crowd support] It’s always good wherever we go we get a lot of support.”