IRE vs IND head to head record: Stats and history

India are all set to tour Ireland for a limited-overs series and if you want to know the IRE vs IND head to head record, you're in the right place. We bring you everything you need to know about the history and stats of this rivalry.

Ireland were an associate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a long time until they were granted Test status in 2017.

It meant Ireland and India did not face off more often, with their rivalries usually limited to games in World Cups.

The two teams met each other for the first time in 2007, when India toured the United Kingdom and Ireland.

It wasn't until 2018 that India and Ireland competed in a multi-match bilateral series. The Men in Blue toured Ireland for a T20I series in 2018 and more recently in 2022.

India's second-string side is scheduled to play three T20Is on this tour. The series kicks off on August 18, with the second and third games on August 20 and 23, respectively. All three matches will be hosted at Malahide in Dublin. 

Indian fans have plenty to look forward to on this tour as it marks the much-awaited return of Jasprit Bumrah from a long injury layoff.

Bumrah will be leading the side, which has some exciting talents waiting for their opportunities. 

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IRE vs IND head to head record 

Ireland and India have not yet played against each other in the longer format of the game. They have only faced each other on eight occasions in the two white-ball formats. India have won all eight of those games so far while Ireland continue to search for their maiden win.

Matches PlayedIreland wonIndia won

Below we will take a look at the head-to-head clashes of these two teams in each format. 

IRE vs IND head-to-head in ODIs 

India and Ireland have faced each other in the 50-over format thrice, twice on the World Cup stage. The first clash was in 2007 when the men in blue hammered an inexperienced Irish side by nine wickets in a one-off ODI at Belfast.

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The two teams locked horns in the 2011 World Cup. Ireland came into this match on the back of a historic victory over England but couldn't repeat the miracle. They were bowled out for 207 and lost by five wickets. 

The third ODI clash between these two teams came in the 2015 World Cup. Niall O'Brien top-scored with 75 to help Ireland post 259 but India made light work of it, chasing it down with eight wickets and 79 balls to spare.

23 Jun 2007BelfastIndia 9 wickets 
6 Mar 2011Bengaluru India 5 wickets 
10 Mar 2015Hamilton India 8 wickets 

IRE vs IND head to head in T20Is

Much like the fifty-over format, the IRE vs IND head to head matches in T20Is have also been pretty one-sided barring one game. The first time they met in the shorter format was in the 2009 World T20, where the men in blue came out on top by eight wickets.

In June 2018, India toured Ireland for two T20Is. They posted 208 in the first game courtesy of Rohit Sharma's 97 and Shikhar Dhawan's 74. Kuldeep Yadav picked 4 for 21 as they clinched the game by 76 runs. India were even more ruthless in the second game, winning by 143 runs after posting 213 on the board. 

The first match of the previous series in 2022 saw India come out victorious by seven wickets in a rain shortened 12-over contest. The second game turned out to be a highly entertaining affair with India escaping with a victory by four runs. Deepak Hooda hammered 104 off 57 to power India to a strong total of 225. The Irish batters went hard at the bowlers and fought till the end but fell short by a heartbreakingly narrow margin.

10 Jun 2009NottinghamIndia 8 wickets 
27 Jun 2018Dublin (Malahide)India 76 runs
29 Jun 2018Dublin (Malahide)India 143 runs
26 Jun 2022Dublin (Malahide)India 7 wickets 
28 Jun 2022Dublin (Malahide)India 4 runs

IRE vs IND all-time stats | Top performers

Top batters 

Rohit Sharma sits at the top of the list for most runs in the IRE vs IND rivalry. He has 213 runs against Ireland from four innings. Rohit has batted once in an ODI, scoring 64 off 66. In three T20I innings, he smashed two fifties, including 97 off 66 in 2018. 

William Porterfield is second on the list with 177 runs from three ODIs and two T20 internationals he has played against India.

He has made two ODI fifties in this rivalry. Shikhar Dhawan has 174 runs from just two appearances versus Ireland. He smashed 100 off 85 in the 2015 WC and 74 off 45 in a T20I. 

Niall O'Brien has featured in three ODIs against India and he performed in all three, scoring 173 runs with best of run-a-ball 75 in the 2015 WC.

Deepak Hooda has played only two T20Is against Ireland but makes the list with 151 runs. Used as a top-order batter on the last tour, Hooda smashed 47* off 29 in the first game and followed it up with 104 off 57.

Rohit Sharma213
William Porterfield177
Shikhar Dhawan174
Niall O'Brien 173
Deepak Hooda151

Top bowlers 

India's Yuzvendra Chahal, Zaheer Khan and Kuldeep Yadav top the list for the highest wicket-takers in the IRE vs IND matches. Chahal has played only three T20Is and has taken seven wickets at an economy of 6.36. 

Zaheer Khan played one game each in two formats. The left-arm pacer snared 4 for 19 in the 2009 World T20 and bagged 3 for 30 in the 2011 ODI World Cup.

Kuldeep Yadav has played two T20Is against Ireland in 2018 and destroyed the opponents, picking 4 for 21 and 3 for 16. 

Peter Chase is the top wicket-taker for Ireland with five wickets from two T20Is. Yuvraj Singh took 5 for 31 off 10 overs in the 2011 WC and remains fifth on this list. 

Yuzvendra Chahal7
Zaheer Khan7
Kuldeep Yadav7
Peter Chase5
Yuvraj Singh5


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