Series marks the return of Jasprit Bumrah
India are all set to lock horns with Ireland in a three-match T20I series beginning from Friday, August 18. The series will mark the return of the speedster Jasprit Bumrah who’s been out of action since September 2022 due to a back stress fracture. The fast bowler last represented India in a T20I against Australia in Hyderabad on September 25, 2022.
Much-needed match practice for Bumrah
The series will serve as a much-needed match practice for Bumrah to get ready for the upcoming crucial events namely Asia Cup and World Cup 2023. The 29-year-old will be leading a young team with Rinku Singh and Jitesh Sharma earning their maiden India callups.
Ireland aims to get accustomed to strong teams
On the other hand, Ireland, led by their captain Paul Stirling, will get to play against a top cricketing nation like India to get their players accustomed to the challenge strong teams pose. The Irish have several star players in their squad such as Andrew Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Joshua Little and many more.
Ireland looks to end India’s unbeaten record
Notably, India and Ireland have faced each other five times in T20Is so far where India have emerged victorious on all occasions. The Paul Stirling-led side will be eager to end India’s unbeaten record against them and pounce on a less experienced Indian side in the upcoming series. The Men in Blue were recently beaten in a five-match T20I series against West Indies by 2-3 and will be desperate to bounce back from their loss.
Details of the T20I series
India and Ireland will be seen locking horns in three T20Is which will be played on Friday, August 18, August 20 and August 23 at The Village in Dublin.
India tour of Ireland 2023: Full schedule
|Friday, August 18||1st T20I||The Village, Malahide, Dublin||7:30 PM IST|
|Sunday, August 20||2nd T20I||The Village, Malahide, Dublin||7:30 PM IST|
|Wednesday, August 23||3rd T20I||The Village, Malahide, Dublin||7:30 PM IST|
Ireland vs India Complete Squads
India’s squad: Jasprit Bumrah (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad (VC), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Sanju Samson (WK), Jitesh Sharma (WK), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi, Prasidh Krishna, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan.
Ireland squad: Paul Stirling (Captain), Andrew Balbirnie, Ross Adair, Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Fionn Hand, Lorcan Tucker (WK), Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Barry McCarthy, Theo van Woerkom, Benjamin White, Craig Young.
Broadcast and Live Streaming details
All three games of the series will be telecast live on Sports 18 while the live streaming will be available on JioCinema.