India look to kick off English summer on winning note

India look to kick off English summer on winning note

The match will start at 8:30 PM IST on June 29.

Apart from Rahul, who sat out the first game, India also brought in Dinesh Karthik, Umesh Yadav and, for his debut, 28-year-old pace bowler Siddarth Kaul.

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

It was a familiar script once again as Indian batsmen piled on the runs before the spinners completely dismantled Ireland as India registered a resounding 143-run victory - India's largest in terms of runs - in the second T20I in Malahide, Dublin on Friday.Chasing 219 to win, Ireland were dismissed for 70 with spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal picking three wickets each. The live stream will be available on Sony Liv. Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan put a great 1st wicket partnership.

Ireland likely XI for 2nd T20I: Paul Stirling, James Shannon, Andy Balbirnie, Simi Singh, Gary Wilson (c), Kevin O'Brien, Stuart Poynter (wk), Andy McBrine, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Peter Chase. We are going to be flexible in the next few T20s. That means all 15 members of the India squad - except for the injured Washington Sundar - got a game in Dublin.

While the opening slot is set for Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, the likes of KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, and Dinesh Karthik will be vying for the middle-order spots in the absence of Ajinkya Rahane and injured Kedar Jadhav.

After Indian Premier League 2018, the Indian Cricket team joins in the T20I match with Ireland. It presents the opportunity for the batsmen who couldn't get the opportunity to bat.

The spinners' Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have picked up 3 wickets each and destroyed the opposition batting line-up. The likes of Kaul and Umesh may get the nod after their productive IPL seasons. Both the teams have made some changes in the playing XI.

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

Rahul had missed out in the first T20 despite being in-form.

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