In the first T20I against Ireland, batting first, India posted a healthy total of 208 in 20 overs.
Venue: India vs Ireland, 1st T20 global will be played in Dublin, Ireland. If India win their matches against Ireland and England and other results go their way then they can get a major boost in the worldwide standings. The match can also be streamed live on the SonyLiv app. It will be interesting to see who among the trio of Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik and Manish Pandey will get a game as Dhoni and all-rounder Hardik Pandya fill up the No. 6 and 7 spots.
Virat Kohli and Co. are all set to take on Ireland at the Mark Hawthorne in Dublin for a two-match T20 series that kicks off today (June 27).
For the hosts, skipper Gary Wilson, former captain William Porterfield and all-rounder Kevin O'Brien are the ones to have T20 experience against an Indian team.
What will India's middle-order look like?
Rahul is expected to walk into the side after his performances in the recently-concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) season with Kings XI Punjab.
For India, the two T20Is against Ireland will mark the onset of a long English summer for Virat Kohli & co, and perhaps it was a marker of this crucial impending assignment that India chose to stay on and practice in London on Monday, reports PTI.
Paul Stirling (1) fell to Jasprit Bumrah (2-19) in just the second over, out to a top-edge, while spinners Kuldeep Yadav (4-21) and Yuzvendra Chahal (3-38) dominated thereon. The likes of Kohli, Rahul and the opening duo had a hit at the nets at the Merchants Taylor School while Umesh and Bhuvneshwar along with Pandya honed their bowling skills.