Pitch and weather: The average first-innings score in T20Is in Malahide is 161. Teams batting first have lost 10 out of 17 T20Is here. It is expected to be sunny and pleasant throughout the day.
India vs Ireland 2nd T20I Highlights 2023, Sunday 20-8-2023. India tour of Ireland 2023, Malahide, Dublin.
Stirling: Hopefully, we go out there and put in a good performance with the ball. Sometimes, T20 cricket goes against you…The surface looks good and Malahide is usually high scoring. Same side today.
Bumrah: The weather is a little better today and we wanted to put runs on the board. The body is fine and got one game under the belt and hopefully more. We’re playing with the same team.
Ireland win the toss and opt to bowl.
India team: Yashasvi, Ruturaj, Sanju (wk), Tilak, Rinku, Shivam, Washington, Arshdeep, Bishnoi, Bumrah (capt), Prasidh
Ireland team: Stirling (capt), Balbirnie, Tucker (wk), Harry, Campher, Dockrell, Adair, McCarthy, Young, Little, White.
Head to Head In T20I’s: 6
India Won: 6
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. 2206
I felt we had chances and we didn’t quite take it. But we have a lot of positives from the 40 overs. Once their batters got in, they got going and were very difficult to bowl to. We got some errors to work on and improve on. If we can be positive, we can turn it around and get the win.
Feeling good. Today, I could run in and bowl a little faster. We wanted to put runs on the board and we thought the pitch will get slower. It did get slower. It’s sometimes difficult to pick a XI because all of them are confident and all of them play well in the nets. As a captain, I couldn’t ask anything more. All of us had the same dream to play for India and I don’t think too much about expectations. If you play with that baggage, you’re under pressure. You have to learn to manage the expectations and keep it on the side. Happy to be back and couldn’t have asked for anything more.
Rinku Singh, Player of the Match:
I was confident and trying to use the IPL experience. Was trying to take the game deep. Been playing cricket for ten years and getting rewarded for the hard work. Happy to get the Man-of-the-Match award in the first game I’ve batted in international cricket.