Spinners Shine Again as India Register Comfortable Series Victory Over Ireland

Spinners Shine Again as India Register Comfortable Series Victory Over Ireland

India achieved a comfortable victory in the first T20 global against Ireland on Wednesday.

After it leaves Ireland, India has three T20I matches against England before facing the Englishmen in both ODIs and Test series.

Starting today India begin their tour of Ireland with the first T20 global of the two-match series set to be played at 8:30pm IST. The live stream will be available on Sony Liv.

With a set opening combination in Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, and Kohli at No.3, Lokesh Rahul seems a likely starter for the No.4 spot in the absence of Ajinkya Rahane.

Ireland: Gary Wilson (c & wk), Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Andy McBrine, Kevin O'Brien, William Porterfield, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, James Shannon, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson.

Virat Kohli's Team India will begin a new season, which will have a lot of stern challenges for them.

"We know what William can do as he has done it before in T20 cricket, but we wanted to go with Shannon", Smyth added. The venue of the match is at The Village, Dublin.

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Instead, Sterling will start and the only change for this afternoon's World Cup clash will see Ruben Loftus-Cheek replace the injured Dele Alli .

"We will have the same positive mindset we had for the first game and I definitely expect us to get closer to India". The Indian skipper Virat Kohli opened the innings along with KL Rahul and the skipper went back to pavilion after scoring just 9 runs.

After Indian Premier League 2018, the Indian Cricket team joins in the T20I match with Ireland.

O'Brien also dismissed Raina as it looked like Ireland might just contain India towards the end, however, Hardik Pandya came out all guns blazing as he smashed 32 off just 9 balls - which included four sixes as India ended at 213/4. Moreover, he also mentioned that the players in the squad, who didn't get an opportunity in the first contest, will get a chance in today's encounter.

While Rohit Sharma (97 runs) and Shikhar Dhawan (74) were the stars with the bat, the wrist-spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal bagged seven wickets between them. The likes of Kaul and Umesh may get the nod after their productive IPL seasons.

Perhaps it was a marker of this crucial impending assignment that India made a decision to stay on and practice in London on Monday.

Going into the first T20I, Kohli and the team management will have a sweet dilemma over the selection of the playing XI.

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