The pain of losing in the West Indies still hurts as India begin another tour with their first T20I, tonight. Ireland would feel the heat with the return of some useful players in India’s squad. Sanju Samson likely to be given another opportunity, but he couldn’t able to perform in the West Indies. With Tilak Varma still there, India to attack Ireland from the word go.
The three severe losses to West Indies also include a solitary ODI loss before India winded up the tour by playing 5 T20Is to lose the T20I series 3-2.
Tilak Varma’s debut in the West Indies is one of the positives. India’s selection commitee needs to keep all eyes open. The ODI Asia Cup and the ODI World Cup is round the corner, so bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah and Mukesh Kumar needs to perform. The comeback of Bumrah after a longtime would be just too good to watch.
Avesh Khan would not play in the Asia Cup, leave aside the World Cup. He would be good in Ireland as over 140kmph bowler.
After some patience or over-patience by Rahul Dravid, it looks India to attack Ireland to begin with. Well, no more waiting game. The T20I series to entertain cricket fans with some match-winning performances. Yashasvi Jaiswal to play in the middle-order. Rinku Singh and Ruturaj Gaikwad to open.
The first T20I between #INDvIRE to start from 7: 30 pm. All the three T20Is will be live streaming for free in India on Jio network – Jio Cinema. Sports 18 is available to subscribe for non users of Jio mobile service to watch the T20Is live.
This T20I series would be played as per the plan to attack to regain the top position of the ICC T20I team rankings. So, all the three T20Is would be the ‘must wins’ for India. Whether India demolishes the otherwise minnow Ireland or a hard fought battle, would be known as top young India players would be tested. Jasprit Bumrah is the captain and Hardik Pandya is rested. The comeback of Bumrah would be just too good to watch.