Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan help India beat Ireland in Dublin T20

Virat Kohli

"We will have the same positive mindset we had for the first game and I definitely expect us to get closer to India".

Virat Kohli-led India kicked off their England tour preparations with a dominant 76-run win over Ireland here on Wednesday in the first of the two Twenty20 internationals (T20Is).

India: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav.

Ireland fell to the one of heaviest defeats in Twenty20 global history as India secured a mammoth 143-run success in Malahide.

But by then, India was well on the way to going 1-0 up in a two-match series, with Rohit Sharma (97) and Shikhar Dhawan (74) sharing an opening stand of 160 in 16 overs.

India left for Dublin on Tuesday after having a practice session in London on Monday. So it is clear that India will win the match like the previous match against Ireland.




Porterfield (14) saw his middle stump knocked back by Yadav and Shannon (two) became Siddarth Kaul's first worldwide T20 wicket.

Ireland will return to action in August when they host Afghanistan in three T20Is and three ODIs in August, with India now off to Old Trafford for Tuesday's first Twenty20 worldwide against England, live on Sky Sports Cricket (channel 404) and Sky Sports Main Event (401) from 5pm. Virat Kohli said that Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were rested to make way for Umesh Yadav and Kaul. Umesh Yadav last played an ODI in September 2017 against Australia at Bengaluru.

India had won that game at Nottingham by eight wickets with Rohit scoring an unbeaten half-century. In the 2nd T20I, the team is expected to change their sequences and will bring in some new changes in the middle-order. Meanwhile, 31-year-old Punjab-born off-spinner Simranjit Singh will enjoy the spotlight of playing against his erstwhile nation.

India Vs Ireland today's match starts at 8:30 pm IST and will be shown on Sony Six.

For Ireland, skipper Gary Wilson, former captain William Porterfield and all-rounder Kevin O'Brien are the ones to have T20 experience against an Indian team.

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