Hardik Pandya-led India will aim for a 2-0 win over Ireland when the two teams meet in the 2nd T20I at Malahide in Dublin on Tuesday. All eyes will be on the weather again as players want a full 20 overs-a-side game. Continued rain showers had meant that the first game of the series at the same location was limited to a 12-overs-a-side game.
India won the first match easily with Yuzvendra Chahal and Deepak Hooda shining with ball and bat respectively.
But this is a series that revolves around giving India’s banking power a shot and seeing who are the ones who can lay claim to a place in the ICC T20 World Cup roster.
Therefore, the Indian team management would like a full match to test the players.
The weather for Tuesday in Malahide doesn’t look promising either. There is 76 percent cloud in Malahide according to weather website Accuweather and light showers are also expected.
Fans would hope, however, that the rain gods relent and stay away from the stadium so that a full match can be played.
India squad: Deepak Hooda, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (c), Dinesh Karthik (w), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik, Harshal Patel, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi , Venkatesh Iyer, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoic
Ireland Squad: Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie(c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker(w), George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Andy McBrine, Craig Young, Joshua Little, Conor Olphert, Curtis Campher, Stephen Doheny, Barry McCarthy
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