IRE vs IND 2nd T20I prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss – 20/08/2023

  • IRE vs IND 2nd T20I prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss – 20/08/2023
  • IRE vs IND match prediction: IND to win
  • IRE vs IND toss prediction: IRE to win the toss and bowl first

After the rain-marred the opening encounter, India and Ireland lock horns yet again in the second T20I of the three-match series on Sunday (August 20).

The visitors won the first T20I by just two runs by the DLS method to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Will they be able to seal the series though? Read below for our IRE vs IND match prediction.

India registered their 6th T20I win over Ireland the other night but Ireland will be proud of the way they fought. They were in trouble at one stage having lost six wickets for just 59 runs in the 11th over. But they did well to post 139 runs on the board and then did considerably well to reduce India to 47/2 in the 7th over.

We could’ve witnessed a low-scoring thriller if not for the rain that played spoilsport in the end. A confident Ireland will now look to level the series while India would also want a full game to extend their dominance against Ireland.

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IRE vs IND 2nd T20I Date & time: August 20, 7:30 PM IST
IRE vs IND 2nd T20I Venue: The Village, Dublin

Ire vs ind 2nd t20i
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IRE vs IND 2nd T20I match preview

Ireland

Ireland will be gutted that they didn’t get a full game in the series opener. Nevertheless, they will be quietly confident of the way they played. After being reduced to 31/5 and then 59/6, they managed to add 80 more runs thanks to Barry McCarthy who smashed an unbeaten 51 off 33 balls with four fours and as many sixes.

Curtis Campher and Mark Adair also did well to hang around in the middle.With the ball too, Josh Little and McCarthy did well to keep a lid on the run-scoring while Craig Young was exceptional picking up two wickets in his first over itself before rain came down heavily.

The hosts are unlikely to make any changes to their playing XI despite a batting collapse upfront in the powerplay overs. Gareth Delany is a deserving candidate to slot back straight into the playing XI but he might have to wait a bit more.

Ireland Possible 11: Andrew Balbirnie, Paul Stirling (C), Lorcan Tucker (WK), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Ben White.

India

All eyes were on Jasprit Bumrah’s fitness as he took the new ball after opting to bowl first. He struck twice in the very first over removing former captain Andrew Balbirnie and then Lorcan Tucker. Though he didn’t pick up any more wickets, Bumrah ended with figures of 2/24 and it helped him won the Player of the Match award as well.

Arshdeep Singh hasn’t been great in death overs in recent time and the same continued in the previous game as well. But he is expected to retain his place. Also, it would be unfair on any of the players to be left out only after one match.

India Playing 11: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma, Sanju Samson (WK), Shivam Dube, Rinku Singh, Washington Sundar, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Jasprit Bumrah (C), Prasidh Krishna

Pitch and Expected Weather Conditions

Skies are expected to be clear on Sunday for IRE vs IND 2nd T20I. The series opener witnessed overcast conditions right through and in the lead up to the second game too, the yellow alert in Dublin continues.

But things will improve on Sunday according to the forecast and we might get to witness full 40 overs of action.

Like it has been always, the surface will get easier as the match progresses and hence, the team winning the toss is expected to bowl first.

IRE vs IND 2nd T20I Dream11 prediction

Our IRE vs IND Dream11 predictions for this match:

  • Wicket keepers: Lorcan Tucker
  • Batters: Paul Stirling, Tilak Varma, Harry Tector, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yashasvi Jaiswal
  • All-rounders: Curtis Campher
  • Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Joshua Little, Ravi Bishnoi, Barry McCarthy
  • Recommended captain: Tilak Varma
  • Recommended vice-captain: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Curtis Campher

Looking at the lineups from the last game, it is only better to have Lorcan Tucker as a wicketkeeper while at least two of India’s bowlers need to be picked.

It is also better to have India’s top three batters in your Fantasy team and two strike bowlers. Curtis Campher, and Harry Tector are must picks from ireland side.

IRE vs IND 2nd T20I match prediction: India to win

Jasprit Bumah looked lethal on his return and expect him to pick more wickets in the second T20I as well. Despite sending a second-string side, the visitors are looking stronger than Ireland thanks to their bowling attack. They are yet again the favourites to seal the series with one match to go.

IRE vs IND 2nd T20I toss prediction: IRE to win the toss and bowl first

Man of the match prediction: Tilak Varma

IRE vs IND betting odds

  • India odds: 1.25
  • Ireland odds: 4.20