India will tour Ireland for two T20Is in Dublin at the end of this month. This is the first time since 2018 that the Indian team will tour a European country. Overall, they have played against each other in T20Is only three times since playing for the first time in 2009. In 2009, they played each other in the 20-20 World Cup in which the then defending champions, India won by eight wickets.
In 2018, they played against each in a two-match series. The then Virat Kohli-led side won the first game by 76 runs while winning the next one by 143 runs. The major difference between the 2018 series and the upcoming one is the kind of players. Four years ago, the first-choice players played while the upcoming series will see a lot of second-string players in the series.
Match Date Venue Timings
- June 26, 2022 The Village, Malahide, Dublin 9 PM (IST)
- June 28, 2022 The Village, Malahide, Dublin 9 PM (IST)
The viewers in India can watch the matches on Sony Sports Network on their television sets. If they prefer watching online, they can do it on Sony Liv App.
Talking about the teams, the visitors will be led by Hardik Pandya while the home team will be led by Andrew Balbirnie. The Green Brigade has given maiden call-ups to Stephen Doheny and Conor Olphert while the Indians have given call-up to Rahul Tripathi. Sanju Samson has made his comeback in the Indian Team as well. For Ireland, Simi Singh has been omitted.
India: Hardik Pandya (c), Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishan Kishan, Harshal Patel, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Deepak Hooda, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi.
Ireland: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Paul Stirling, Curtis Campher, Stephen Doheny, Lorcan Tucker, Mark Adair, Conor Olphert, Joshua Little, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young.