IRE vs IND 1st T20I: The Village Dublin Pitch Report, Average Score

Updated on: Aug 18, 2023 11:42 am IST

The Village Dublin Pitch Report

The action now unfolds in The Village Dublin, Ireland for a three-match T20I series from Friday (August 18).

The Indian team will be led by Jasprit Bumrah, who is making a comeback after a long hiatus due to an injury. While Ireland will have their experienced player Paul Stirling as their captain.

Hosts Ireland will have their full-strength roster with the presence of Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher and Joshua Little. While India will field their young players like Tilak Varma and Rinku Singh, who are also slated to play at the Asian Games. Here’s IRE vs IND 1st T20I pitch report.

The Village Dublin Pitch Report

Malahide Cricket Club pitch supports the batters and will give them the extra advantage of scoring big on the board. It should be a decently scoring battler here.

It does get tough for the pacers here, but spinners can do their trick to keep getting wickets. Chasing a total here has not been an issue here and would not be in this series as well.

A total of 16 T20I matches that have been played at or The Village Dublin. The teams batting second have won nine times, and hold a slight advantage.

Team batting first: 7

Team chasing: 9

Hence, with the pitch likely remaining the same throughout the game, the team chasing the target should deal with patience and keep the run flow intact.

Is The Village Dublin Batting or bowling pitch?

India played here last year where they scored 225, to which Ireland came back stronger with 221 on the board, but lost the game by four runs.

This will be a batting pitch and the average first innings score here is 137. It will be an exciting contest to see a young group of players against Ireland’s experienced bunch of talents.

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