India will kick-off their much talked about tour of the UK with a 2-match T20 series against Ireland on June 27th, 2018.
The T20 will mark the second ever meeting of the sides after having previously met in a World T20 game in England back in 2009. India won that game easily by eight wickets and will head into the series as favourites.
This will be the first time since January 2018 (2-1 win over South Africa) that India will field their full-strength side after having rested a number of players including skipper Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, and MS Dhoni for the tri-nation Nidahas trophy back in March. While it will be a great opportunity for India to get some game-time under their belt before the showdown (3 T20I, 3ODIs, 5 tests) starts against England, their hosts in Ireland will look to put on a strong show after the disappointment of the recently concluded Netherlands Tri-series.
Venue:- The Village, Malahide, Dublin
When:- July 27th, 2018, 08:30 PM IST
IRE vs IND KEY PLAYERS|BETTING ODDS
Paul Stirling (IRE):– Stirling was one of the key performers (176 runs including two fifties) for Ireland in the recently concluded Netherlands Tri-series. The odds in favour of him emulating the same are 10/3, implying a return of Rs 433.33 over 100.
Virat Kohli (IND):- The Indian skipper needs to score just 17 runs to become the fastest cricketer to achieve 2000 T20I runs. The odds in favour of him doing so in IRE vs IND 1st T20 is 5/2, implying a return of Rs 350 over 100.
Jasprit Bumrah (IND):- One half of the one of the most bowling pair in Limited-overs cricket today, Jasprit Bumrah will be key to India's success in the UK. His odds of kickstarting the tour with a bang are 11/4, meaning a return of Rs 375 over 100.
Simi Singh (IRE):- Simi Singh performed valiantly in Ireland's insipid performance in the recently concluded Tri-series. The odds in favour of him emulating the same against India are 7/2, implying a return of Rs 450 over a claim of Rs 100.
IRE vs IND WHO WILL WIN
So, who will win IRE vs IND? The odds in favour of IRE winning the match is 13/2, implying a return of Rs 750 over 100, while that of IND winning the game is 1/12, meaning a return of Rs 108.33 over a stake of 100.
Prediction:- As per the odds, we back India to win the first IRE vs IND T20.