India vs Ireland, 2nd T20I: Everything you need to know

India beat Ireland in an emphatic manner by 76 runs to win the 1st T20I at Dublin.

India will continue to experiment with their middle order in the T20 games against Ireland and England, captain Virat Kohli said after the team made a winning start on Wednesday. The live stream will be available on Sony Liv.

Virat Kohli believes a flexible batting order will help keep India's opponents guessing while the team is in Ireland and England.

Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who picked up 3-38 Wednesday, suggested that the team did not read too much into England's unbeaten performances in the five-match one day worldwide series and the one-off T20 match against Australia. "We're going to give everyone a go in this series".

"We want our players to stick out their chests and enjoy it against what is probably the best T20 side in the world", Wilson said.

India can't lose the series now, so the team management has made a decision to field the players like Dinesh Karthik, KL Rahul, Washington Sundar, Siddarth Kaul and Umesh Yadav, who missed the first outing.

Ireland: Gary Wilson (captain), Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Kevin O Brien, William Porterfield, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, James Shannon, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Joshua Little.

With a set opening combination in Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, and Kohli at No.3, Lokesh Rahul seems a likely starter for the No.4 spot in the absence of Ajinkya Rahane.

"We will have the same positive mindset we had for the first game and I definitely expect us to get closer to India".

Predicted playing XI: Kohli (c) Rohit, Dhawan, Rahul, Raina, Dhoni (wk), Pandya, Kuldeep, Chahal, Umesh, Kaul.

On the bowling front, Kohli will be tempted to field both leg-spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, giving them an early taste of conditions here.

Suresh Raina was then sent in when Ireland eventually ended India's second-highest opening T20I stand.

  • Stacy Allen