And just what the Rajasthan Royals’ skipper hoped for, Sanju got the golden opportunity to prove his comeback after the competition in getting into team India got more intense after the fierce IPL season.
Sanju Samson plays in place for the injured Ruturaj Gaikwad in the second and last T20I game of this series. Sanju is opening with Ishan Kishan with the hopes being high.
India won the toss and opted to bat first which was a reasonable decision to give advantage to 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 side are playing with 3 tactical changes as Ruturaj’s niggle in the previous game gives Sanju Samson a 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