In the three- match T20 series between India and Ireland, the balance between adding long hauls to his legs and checking his platoon’s bench- strength will have to be struck by Jasprit Bumrah as India aims to complete a comfortable clean- reach against Ireland on Wednesday. Indeed, though it’s a T20 affair, the Indian commander for the series has looked comfortable in the eight overs across two matches but will need to take an informed call if he intends to play a third successive game on the brio in five days.
The inconsequential third game provides an occasion for the think- tank to assess players like Avesh Khan, Jitesh Sharma, Shahbaz Ahmed, who have n’t yet had the chance to play in the series. Avesh Khan has been benched for seven straight matches and, if he’s again kept on the sidelines, he’ll go into the Asian Games without any game time, which might be mischievous for both him and the platoon. The 3rd T20I match between India and Ireland is listed for August 23, Wednesday. It’ll be held at The Village in Dublin and will start at 730 PM IST on Wednesday, August 23. The match will be televised on Viacom18- possessed sports channel Sports18 in India and streamed live on the JioCinema app in India.
India squad –
Jasprit Bumrah(captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad(vice-captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Sanju Samson(wk), Jitesh Sharma(wk), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi, Prasidh Krishna, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan.
Ireland team –
Paul Stirling(captain), Andrew Balbirnie, Mark Adair, Ross Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Fionn Hand, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Theo van Woerkom, Ben White, and Craig Young make up the Ireland team, which is captained by Paul Stirling.