IND vs IRE Live: Opening CONUNDRUM for Team India once again, will Ruturaj Gaikwad get extended RUN? Follow Live Updates

IND vs IRE Live: India vs Ireland Live Updates – Ahead of the two-match T20I series against Ireland, India’s stop-gap coach VVS…

IND vs IRE Live: India vs Ireland Live Updates – Ahead of the two-match T20I series against Ireland, India’s stop-gap coach VVS Laxman will have a lot of dilemmas to attend to. However, his biggest dilemma is perhaps regarding the opening slot, as Ruturaj Gaikwad has not lived up to the expectations in recent times. Follow IND vs IRE Live Updates, India vs Ireland Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

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IND vs IRE Live: Opening CONUNDRUM for Team India once again, will Ruturaj Gaikwad get extended RUN? Follow Live Updates

Notably, Gaikwad was not in good touch in IPL 2022, and he could not perform in the recently-concluded five-match T20I series against South Africa as well. Though the team management trusted him with a playing XI role in all of the matches, he could score only 96 runs at an average of 19.20.

Ruturaj Gaikwad’s performance in T20I series vs South Africa – 10, 5, 57, 1, 23

IND vs IRE Live: Opening CONUNDRUM for Team India once again, will Ruturaj Gaikwad get extended RUN? Follow Live Updates
Ruturaj Gaikwad did not live up to the expectations in the T20I series against South Africa

Hence, it will be interesting to see whether like Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman has faith in Gaikwad or not. In case he wants to try out other options, he will have three alternatives at his disposal – Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi and Sanju Samson.

Among these three players, Venkatesh Iyer usually opens for his IPL team, Kolkata Knight Riders. However, while his recent form is not promising either, both Sanju Samson and Rahul Tripathi played well in IPL 2022.

IND vs IRE Live: Opening CONUNDRUM for Team India once again, will Ruturaj Gaikwad get extended RUN? Follow Live Updates

Sanju Samson played for Rajasthan Royals and scored 458 runs at a strike rate of nearly 150. On the other hand, playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rahul Tripathi accumulated 413 runs at a strike rate of almost 160. While they did not play as openers, both have batted in that role previously and will have the necessary experience.

India squad for Ireland: Hardik Pandya (C), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vc), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, R Bishnoi, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik.

Ireland Men v India Men T20I series

• Sunday 26 June: Ireland v India, 1st T20I (Malahide)
• Tuesday 28 June: Ireland v India, 2nd T20I (Malahide)

IND vs IRE Live: Opening CONUNDRUM for Team India once again, will Ruturaj Gaikwad get extended RUN? Follow Live Updates

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