Tuesday, June 28, 2022

India Tour of Ireland: New captain Hardik Pandya aims to continue India’s UNBEATEN run in Ireland: Check India’s RECORD in Ireland

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India Tour of Ireland: IND vs IRE Live Updates – India will have another new captain when they tour Ireland for a short two-match T20 series. But under Hardik Pandya, the aim will be to win the two games and have momentum on the side while keeping the record intact against Ireland. Follow All India tour of Ireland Series LIVE Updates and Scores on InsideSport.IN.

  • India have played three times against Ireland and India have an all-win record on Irish soil.
  • With a 2-0 record in T20Is against Ireland, Hardik Pandya will aim to add to that tally.
  • The two-match T20I series will begin on Sunday, June 26 followed by the second match on June 28.
  • The T20I series will serve as a warm-up series before the white-ball series against England.
  • The series will see Hardik Pandya lead India for the first time, becoming India’s 9th T20 captain.

India Tour of Ireland: New captain Hardik Pandya aims to continue India’s UNBEATEN run in Ireland: Check India’s RECORD in Ireland

India Tour of Ireland: New captain Hardik Pandya aims to continue India's UNBEATEN run in Ireland: Check India's RECORD in Ireland

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3 wins on Irish soil–

  • Overall, India have played on three occasions on Irish soil with two of these matches coming in the T20I format.
  • India first played on Irish soil in 2007 in ODIs when Rohit Sharma was handed his debut.
  • The match was a one-sided affair for the Indian side as they got the better of the Men in Green. The team included the likes of Gautam Gambhir and Sourav Ganguly.
  • India haven’t played an ODI series since then, but did manage to play two T20Is in 2018.

India Tour of Ireland: New captain Hardik Pandya aims to continue India’s UNBEATEN run in Ireland: Check India’s RECORD in Ireland

One-sided affair in 2018-

  • In 2018 India played two T20Is on Irish soil as they won on both occasions.
  • A 76-run win in Dublin was followed by another 143-run win at the same venue two days later.
  • Rohit Sharma will have fond memories from that tour as he scored 97 runs in the first match as he missed out on a hundred.
  • In next match, India posted 213 runs, thanks to Suresh Raina’s 69 and KL Rahul’s 70-run knock as India defeated the home side by 143 runs as they were bowled out for just 70.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal was adjudged the ‘Player of the Series’ as India won the series 2-0.

India’s Record in Ireland (ODIs and T20I included)-

Matches India Wins Ireland Wins No result
3 3 0 0

 

India Tour of Ireland: New captain Hardik Pandya aims to continue India’s UNBEATEN run in Ireland: Check India’s RECORD in Ireland

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Hardik Pandya looking to make an impression-

For the series against Ireland, the selectors have shown faith in Hardik Pandya and handed him the captaincy reign. Hardik had a brilliant captaincy stint with Gujarat Titans (GT) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as he led them to the title on debut season.

He was rewarded for his excellent work as he was given the captaincy charge as the likes of Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant are involved in preparations for the England series.

India tour of Ireland Squads for T20I-

Ireland T20I squad:

Andrew Balbirnie (Captain), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Conor Olphert, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker and Craig Young.

India T20I squad:

Hardik Pandya (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Deepak Hooda, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi

India Tour of Ireland: New captain Hardik Pandya aims to continue India’s UNBEATEN run in Ireland: Check India’s RECORD in Ireland

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