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India vs Ireland T20 World Cup: Match Preview, Head-to-Head, Team News, Pitch & Weather Report

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Get the latest insights on the India vs Ireland T20 World Cup clash: Discover head-to-head stats, team news, pitch, and weather conditions. Predicted XIs and key players to watch out for in today’s game.

The India cricket team is all set to begin their T20 World Cup campaign against Ireland on June 5. Leading into the match, both sides have played one solitary warm-up game. The Men in Blue claimed a convincing victory over Bangladesh, while the Green and Whites succumbed to a superior Sri Lanka. Rohit Sharma’s Team India would love to get off the mark in style in emphatic fashion, while Andre Balbirnie’s underdog Ireland would love to show the world that they are no pushovers, having beaten Pakistan in a T20I just last month.

India vs Ireland Head-to-Head

The Men in Blue have a positive 7-0 record against the Irish team. They last faced each other in 2023, when India beat them 2-0. Unsurprisingly, their only T20 World Cup (2009) encounter was also won by India.

India vs Ireland Team News

Luckily, both teams have no injury issues. However, fatigue might play a part for some of the Indian players. They haven’t had much rest as the long and tiring IPL 2024 season ended a week ago. As evident in the SA vs SL match, playing at Nassau Stadium brings pacers into the game. This may mean that the Irish batters will likely struggle against Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh, and Hardik Pandya.

IND vs IRE Pitch Report

Only two matches have been played at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium. Both games have seen bowlers get the better of batters. Some early swing is expected, and spinners will get some assistance from the get-go. The pitch will continue to aid the bowlers even in the middle and death overs, and big scores (excess of 180) would probably be an anomaly here. 

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IND vs IRE Weather Report

On June 5, there is a 10% chance of rain from 10 AM to 4 PM (match starts at 10:30 AM) in New York, and humidity will hover between 68 and 79%. The good thing is that since the game will be played in the morning and afternoon, dew will not play a factor.

IND vs IRE Predicted XI

India Predicted XI

Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh.

Despite a poor outing against Bangladesh, Shivam Dube will start. As a pace-bowling all-rounder, he’ll be a valuable addition to what is expected to be a pace-friendly pitch. 

Ireland Predicted XI

Paul Stirling (c), Andrew Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little, Craig Young.

As an expectational new-ball bowler, Mark Adair might make the ball and Indian batters dance to his tunes. 

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