IRE vs IND: Deepak Hooda hits his maiden T20I 100; 4th Indian player to do so

Deepak Hooda becomes the fourth Indian batsman who has managed to smash a wonderful ton in the T20I after he smashed a terrific ton against Ireland in the second T20I.

Deepak Hooda managed to complete his century in just 55 balls.

Suresh Raina was the first Indian batsman who pulled off a perfect century and till date Rohit Sharma has managed to smash 4 centuries in the T20 while KL Rahul hit 2 centuries.

Deepak Hooda’s wonderful innings will be the most viral talks in the sport of cricket as the fans will be waiting to witness Hooda for the ICC World Cup.

India won the toss and opted to bat first which was a reasonable decision to give advantage to the Hardik-led team’s batting unit to put up a score which can break records in the ICC history.

India managed to smash the target of 109 runs in just 9 easy overs which gives a perfect balance to team India and the attacking visitors have proved their capability to smash at least 200 runs in 20 overs, if not more.

Hardik Pandya and their side are playing with 3 tactical changes as Ruturaj’s niggle in the previous game gives Sanju Samson an opportunity to prove his comeback. Harshal Patel will be replacing Avesh Khan for some slower and magical deliveries, and young spinner Ravi Bishnoi gets an opportunity to take hold of the position in place of Yuzvendra Chahal.

Ireland (Playing XI): Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie(c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker(w), George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Andy McBrine, Craig Young, Joshua Little, Conor Olphert

India (Playing XI): Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan(w), Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya(c), Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Umran Malik