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| On Jun 28, 2022 8:38 PM IST

IRE vs IND: Why is Yuzvendra Chahal Not Playing Today?


Yuzvendra Chahal Not Playing IRE vs IND: In a big breaking news development, India’s premier leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is not playing today’s second and final T20I match against Ireland at The Village in Malahide. The Men in Blue picked up a comprehensive 7-wicket victory over Ireland in the first T20I game on Sunday. The Hardik Pandya-led Indian side have taken a 1-0 lead in this two-match T20I series.

IRE vs IND: Why is Yuzvendra Chahal Not Playing Today?

After winning the toss and opting to bat first, India captain Hardik Pandya revealed that Yuzvendra Chahal is not playing the today Ireland vs India match. After having won the first match quite easily, the Indian team management looks to have rested their premier leg-spinner. During a rain-marred 1st T20I match against Ireland, Chahal won the Player of the Match award for his excellent figures of 1 for 11 in his three overs on a wicket which was really difficult for the spinners.

“We want to bat first. The wicket looks alright and the weather looks awesome and sunny as well. When we bowled first we expected the wicket to do much more than it did. But credit to the boys to keep them down to that total by realizing which balls to bowl. We have three changes: Ruturaj misses out because of a niggle, Sanju comes in. Harshal comes in place of Avesh and Bishnoi comes in for Chahal,” said India captain Hardik Pandya during the toss.

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Yuzvendra Chahal Stats in T20I

Matches Wickets Economy Average Recent Form
60 75 8.13 24.67 1/11, 2/21, 3/20, 1/49


Ireland vs India: Confirmed India Playing 11

Team India have made as many as three changes to their playing XI from the last win against Ireland. The trio of Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi and Sanju Samson have replaced Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal and Ruturaj Gaikwad.

India Playing 11
Ishan Kishan
Deepak Hooda
Suryakumar Yadav
Hardik Pandya (C)
Dinesh Karthik (wk)
Axar Patel
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Harshal Patel
Umran Malik

Ravi Bishnoi

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India vs Ireland 2022 Schedule

Date Format Match Time Venue Result
26 June, 2022 (Sunday) 1st T20I Ireland vs India 9 PM IST Castle Avenue, Dublin India won by 7 wickets
28 June, 2022 (Tuesday) 2nd T20I Ireland vs India 9 PM IST Castle Avenue, Dublin TBA


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