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Siddarth Kaul Makes T20I Debut vs Ireland

Siddarth Kaul Makes T20I Debut vs Ireland”

Spin all-rounder Washington Sundar remains a doubt for the game after suffering an ankle injury on the eve of the first T20I while Umesh Yadav is likely to feature.

The third-ranked T20I team are expected to thrash their 17th-ranked opponents but the short series will provide India much-needed time to get their combinations right.

Hello and welcome to the second T20I between India and Ireland.

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India left for Dublin on Tuesday after having a practice session in London on Monday.

KL Rahul, who sat out the first match, scored 70 off 36 balls and with Suresh Raina hitting 69 off 45 as India totalled 213-4. Virat Kohli's side were given the flawless preparation for more onerous tasks later on their tour when they made the most of warm conditions to post 208 for five off their 20 overs in the first of the two-match series.

While the opening slot is set for Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, the likes of KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, and Dinesh Karthik will be vying for the middle-order spots in the absence of Ajinkya Rahane and injured Kedar Jadhav. It presents the opportunity for the batsmen who couldn't get the opportunity to bat. It could mean that Pandey eventually warms the bench, despite scoring 255 runs in 8 T20Is this year against South Africa, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at an average of 85.

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India v/s Ireland 2nd T20I match will take place on Friday, June 29, 2018.

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. Siddharth Kaul was in the Indian squad for the home ODIs against Sri Lanka in December, but was not picked ahead of Kumar-Bumrah.

On a related note, after the Ireland series, the Kohli-led side will head to England for three-match T20I series, three-match ODI series and five Tests, beginning July 3.

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



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