The second match of the three-match T20 series between India and Ireland will be played on Sunday 20 August at The Village (Malahide), Dublin. In this match, Team India will come with the intention to win the series. After a 2-run victory over DLS in the first T20, the Indian team is 1-0 in the series. Assisted by captain Jasprit Bumrah’s impressive comeback, India will look to secure an unassailable lead in the three-game series with a win here on Sunday. That win can also complete India’s hat-trick against Ireland. On top of that, India are also hoping for better weather which will give their young batsmen a chance to show off their skills. Because in the first game, Team India could only play 6.5 overs due to the rain.
What will the weather be like during the second T20?
Talking about the weather on Sunday, the latest update brings good news for the fans. Accordingly, the chances of rain at the second T20 in Malahide are negligible. This game starts at 15:00 local time. According to Accuweather, on the other hand, if you know the weather forecast on Sunday, the chance of rain is a maximum of 7 percent all day and eventually zero percent. According to game timing, the 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. report is not at all worrying. But in Ireland the weather can turn bad at any time. In such a situation, the news so far is in favor of the fans and the Indian team. A clear picture of what the weather will be like on Sunday will now only be known on match day.
Team India would like to create a hat trick against Ireland
Let us tell you that Team India has visited Ireland twice before. In 2018, the team captained by Virat Kohli won the two-game series here 2-0. Apart from that, the team came here in 2022 captained by Hardik Pandya and then won the series 2-0. It is now the third time that Team India has come here and this time the series consists of three games for the first time. If India wins the series again this time, it would be a hat-trick of series wins in Ireland. For the first time under Bumrah’s captaincy, Team India will play T20 or any other white ball series. In such a situation, it will be a great start for them too.
Team India’s expectations will be
Batsmen like Shivam Dubey, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rinku Singh, who are on the list of future rising stars, will hope they get a chance to spend enough time in goal. Due to the rain, nobody could get enough time in the first game. On the other hand, opener Yashasvi Jaiswal, who was sacked after a good start, will be looking to play a big inning while Tilak Verma, who was sacked on first ball, will also be looking to maintain his West Indies Tour form. India’s elite team is made up mostly of players who have only recently made their international debuts. Bumrah and the famous Krishna made a spectacular comeback after surviving injuries. Washington Sundar’s bowling was nothing special in the first game and the team would expect something different from him here.
Will the throw play an important role?
The role of the throw becomes important under the given conditions. India got lucky in that regard in the first game. Leg spinner Ravi Bishnoi, who scored two wickets in the match, later admitted India had the advantage of winning the toss. As for Ireland, his team recovered from two first-half shocks from Bumrah. If his team has to play against a strong Indian team despite the lack of experienced players, they have to perform well in all areas of the game. If Ireland need to challenge India, their veteran players Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Joshua Little, Craig Young and George Dockrell need to do well.