Ruturaj’s injury has been advantageous to Indian player Sanju Samson as the sudden comeback in team India looked vague after Sanju was witnessed at the bench in the first T20I.
With a niggle, Ruturaj was forced to be out of the playing XI and team India’s belief in Sanju Samson proved the management correct as Samson hits his maiden T20I fifty. India are close to reach 150 runs in just 14 overs (anticipation).
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