India vs Ireland, 2nd T20I: Everything you need to know

India look to kick off English summer on winning note

India met Ireland in a T20 match in 2009 and registered a win by eight wickets.

India will take to the field against Ireland again tonight at 8:30 PM IST, It will be interesting too see if the Irish can notch something out of this fixture.

Starting today India begin their tour of Ireland with the first T20 worldwide of the two-match series set to be played at 8:30pm IST. The match can also be streamed live on the SonyLiv app.

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.

Ireland: Gary Wilson (c & 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, Stuart Thompson.

"We know what William can do as he has done it before in T20 cricket, but we wanted to go with Shannon", Smyth added. The match will be played at The Village, Dublin. Rohit Sharma's stint in the middle order ended in a blob.

Kevin O'Brien did provide the breakthrough for Ireland as he got KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma (0) in the same over.

After Indian Premier League 2018, the Indian Cricket team joins in the T20I match with Ireland. Destructive T20 batsman Raina might get the nod ahead of Karthik despite the latter's recent showings in the shortest format of the game.

Earlier, put into bat, India had a new look opening pair with captain Virat Kohli and KL Rahul taking the crease, as the team management looked to give maximum players time in the middle before the England series.

India left for Dublin on Tuesday after having a practice session in London on Monday.

Wrist-spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal snared seven wickets between them in Wednesday's win and are expected to retain their place for the clash. The likes of Kohli, Rahul and the opening duo had a hit at the nets at the Merchants Taylor School while Umesh and Bhuvneshwar along with Pandya honed their bowling skills.

India will begin their preparation for England tour by playing two T20Is against Ireland.

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