India and Ireland will lock horns in the second Twenty20 International on Friday. The 2nd T20I match between the two sides will be played at The Village, in Dublin. The India-Ireland T20I game will begin at 8.30 pm (IST). After beating Ireland convincingly in the first match, the Virat Kohli-led side would be looking forward to ending the series on a winning note.
Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma ran rampant on the Irish side they scored 160 runs for the first wicket. The first wicket partnership saw India score over 200 runs while batting first. India’s middle order line-up comprising of Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya were not able to fire much. Watch Video of Team India Practice Session: Men in Blue Probable Line-up Against Ireland Ahead of 2nd T20I at Dublin.
For Ireland, the only good performance came from opener James Shannon as he scored a fighting half-century during the run-chase. The spin-duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal was the pick of the bowlers as they picked up seven wickets between them. India vs Ireland 2nd T20I 2018 Live Cricket Streaming: Get Live Cricket Score, Watch Free Telecast of IND vs IRE T20 Match on TV & Online.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, and Siddarth Kaul.
Ireland: Gary Wilson (captain and 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, and Stuart Thompson.
Come Friday, both the teams would be itching to register a win. However, it would be an uphill task for the hosts, Ireland, to stage an upset in the night. For Virat Kohli, who had announced several changes in the team composition, it would be a dilemma to pick and choose the playing XI.