India will be keen to begin their long tour of the UK, which sees them face England in July, on a positive note. To begin with, the Virat Kohli-led side faces Ireland in a two-match series. Interestingly, this is the first bilateral series between the two sides in T20Is. Also, this will be just the second occasion that these two teams meet in game’s shortest format. The last T20I match between India and Ireland took place in 2009 during the World T20. India won that match by eight wickets. Meanwhile, stay tuned for the live score updates of IND vs IRE 1st T20I 2018. India vs Ireland 1st T20I 2018 Live Cricket Streaming: Get Live Cricket Score, Watch Free Telecast of IND vs IRE T20 Match on TV & Online.
There is a healthy competition going on in the Indian team, even in T20Is. Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, and Kohli are set to take the first three positions in the batting order. KL Rahul, who was in superb touch during the Indian Premier League 2018 (IPL 2018), is likely to bat at number four. There could be a toss-up between Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik and Manish Pandey for the number five slot.
In the bowling department, spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav are likely to feature in the playing XI. So, that means Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah will be the first-choice fast bowlers. India, spending on the conditions, can drop one of the spinners and include pacer Umesh Yadav or Siddarth Kaul.
India (From): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Washington Sundar, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav.
Ireland (From): Paul Stirling, William Porterfield, James Shannon, Andrew Balbirnie, Simi Singh, Gary Wilson(c), Kevin O Brien, Stuart Thompson, Stuart Poynter(w), George Dockrell, Peter Chase, Boyd Rankin, Joshua Little, Andy McBrine.