India vs Ireland, 1st T20I in Dublin Preview: Jasprit Bumrah will likely be making his long-awaited return to motion after a year-long absence within the first of three T20Is between India and Ireland in Dublin on Friday.
Bumrah is not going to solely be bowling once more in worldwide cricket for the primary time because the residence collection towards Australia final September, he has additionally been named captain of a second-string Indian squad that’s lacking a variety of first-team gamers, together with common skipper Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.
Bumrah, who had missed key occasions comparable to final yr’s Asia Cup and T20 World Cup in addition to the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Indian Premier League and the World Test Championship ultimate this yr, will likely be hoping to get his outdated rhythm again forward of the Asia Cup and the ICC World Cup.
Ireland too will likely be contemplating the India collection the start line for subsequent yr’s T20 World Cup that will likely be collectively hosted by the West Indies and the USA. Ireland certified for the mega occasion after ending within the prime two alongside Scotland within the European Qualifier.
Bumrah’s return to motion, in addition to debuts of promising kids together with Rinku Singh and Jitesh Sharma, may very well be delayed with rain more likely to make an look on Friday and maintain up play on the Malahide Cricket Club Ground.
India: Jasprit Bumrah (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad (vc), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Sanju Samson (wk), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shivam Dube, W Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi, Prasidh Krishna, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan.
Ireland: 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, Craig Young.