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IRE vs IND, 1st T20I – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: Ireland vs India, (IRE vs IND, 1st T20I)

Date: June 26, 2022 – 9 PM IST

Venue: The Village, Malahide, Dublin

Where and what time to watch the match live in India

The Indian viewers can catch all the live action of the series between Ireland and India on Sony Sports Network. You can also watch the match live on the online streaming platform Sony LIV.

Ireland vs India, 1st T20I:

As India’s one squad gears up for the one-off Test against England, the white-ball squad will take on Ireland in a two-match T20I series. The first T20 international will take place at The Village in Malahide, Dublin on Sunday, June 26.

Led by Hardik Pandya in the absence of Rohit Sharma, India’s focus will be on giving gametime to the players who are likely to be on the plane for the upcoming T20 World Cup. India have been in good form, winning 14 of their last 17 matches. Their most recent assignment resulted in a 2-2 series draw after the final game was washed out.

Ireland will look to prepare themselves for the world event with a tough challenge in the form of India. Earlier this year, they qualified for the group stage of the T20 World Cup by securing top two finish in the Global Qualifier A. Ireland defeated Bahrain, Germany and Oman but lost the final against the UAE by seven wickets.

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for IRE vs IND, 1st T20I

The Village in Malahide, Dublin is a good venue for batting with some assistance for the bowlers. 18 T20 internationals have been played here with the average first innings score reading 153. Chasing can be an advantage here, with 11 matches being won by the team batting second.

The weather in Malahide is expected to be cloudy and breezy on Sunday afternoon, with a 60% chance of precipitation. The temperature will be around 14-18°C.

Ireland – Expected XI and Team News

Ireland led by Andy Balbirnie, have made a few changes to the side, leaving out all-rounder Shane Getkate and Simi Singh.  They have called up an uncapped duo of top order batter Stephen Doheny and fast bowler Conor Olphert. Craig Young and Olphert could be fighting for one spot.

Probable XI – Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Andy McBrine, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Craig Young, Mark Adair, Joshua Little

India – Expected XI and Team News

India have a similar squad to what they had against South Africa, with only Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant missing out. Suryakumar Yadav returns after recovering from an injury while Sanju Samson has been recalled. Rahul Tripathi received his maiden national call-up but is unlikely to feature in the first game.

Probable XI – Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson/Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan

Head to head record of IRE vs IND

Total Encounters – 3

Ireland Won – 0

India Won – 3

1st T20I: Five players to watch out for in the IRE vs IND match

Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:

Ishan Kishan: Batter, India

Ishan Kishan has been India’s best T20I batter this year, having scored 382 runs from 10 matches at an average of 38 and strike rate of 132. The left hand batter has smashed three fifties in this period. Kishan is coming off a terrific series against South Africa, where he made 206 runs at 41 average while striking at 150 with two half centuries. He’s a good C/VC option, coming at 9.5 credits.

Harshal Patel: Bowler, India

Harshal Patel, one of the best death overs specialists in recent times, has started finding his feet in international cricket. He has snared 6 wickets in the last three innings while conceding at less than 5.5 rpo. Overall, Harshal has 175 wickets from 144 matches at a strike rate of 16.9, including four four-fors. He can be a good C/VC pick at 8.5 credits.

Gareth Delany: All-rounder, Ireland

Gareth Delany is one of Ireland’s better players in T20 cricket. He has 1655 runs in the shorter format at an average of 26 while striking at 141, including nine fifties. The 25yr old also has 46 wickets with his leg-break bowling. Delany has been in good form, scoring 124 runs and picking 7 wickets in the last four games in the domestic league. He comes at 9 credits.

Hardik Pandya: All-rounder, India

Hardik Pandya has made a great return to cricket this year through the Indian T20 League followed by a good series against South Africa. Hardik’s scores read 31*, 9, 31* and 46 in the series, rescuing India multiple times. In his overall T20 career, Hardik has scored 3401 runs at an average of 30 while striking at 141. He also has 118 wickets in overall T20 career. Hardik is priced at 9.5 credits.

Paul Stirling: Batter, Ireland

Paul Stirling, often underrated, is an excellent white-ball player. Stirling has a good record for Ireland, having scored 2776 runs from 102 matches at an average of 30 while striking at 135. He has smashed one hundred and 20 fifties in T20Is. Stirling also has 75 wickets with the ball. He hasn’t been in good touch lately but remains a top pick, priced at 9.5 credits.

MPL Fantasy XI

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.

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