After thrashing Ireland in the first T20I by seven wickets on Sunday, Hardik Pandya's men will be eyeing for a series whitewash when they take the field for the second T20I on Tuesday, June 28 at The Village in Malahide, Dublin. India have played four T20Is against Ireland till date and won on all the occasions. India had whitewashed Ireland 2-0 during their 2018 tour of the country as well. Hardik Pandya is leading the Men in Blue in the absence of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant - who are in England with the Test team. Virat Kohli and Shreyas are also not part of the series. Ireland are being led by Andy Balbirnie.
In the first T20I, Ireland scored 108 runs for the loss of four wickets in the 12-over-per-side rain-affected match. The hosts lost early wickets, however Harry Tector smashed 64 unbeaten runs off just 33 balls to help his team set a challenging target against a very strong Indian batting line-up. But Ishan Kishan's 11-ball 26 set the tone for India from the word go. Later Hardik Pandya struck 24 runs off 12 balls, and Deepak Hooda 47 not out off 29 as India chased down the target in just 56 balls.
As we gear up for the 2nd T20I, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the IRE vs IND 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Mentioned below is the top team bet from the IRE vs IND head-to-head contest.
Ireland lost two wickets in the first two overs and found themselves reeling at six for two at one stage in the first T20I. Senior India pacer Bhuvneshwar has performed exceptionally in the powerplay overs in the last few months. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match and grab the odds of 1.87 for India to score over 26.5 runs before dismissal one from the IRE vs IND head-to-head encounter. He bowled 28 overs in the powerplay there and took three wickets at a staggering economy of 6.29. In the recently-concluded South Africa series, he bowled five overs in powerplay, gave away just 17 runs and took as many as four wickets. Bhuvneshwar Kumar successfully struck in the first over of the first T20I against Ireland who had just one run on the board then. Ireland lost their first wicket at scores of 15 and 19 in their last two T20Is before Sunday. They had faced rather weak oppositions in UAE and Oman in the two matches.
Under swinging conditions, Ireland would find it very hard to not lose an early wicket against experienced world-class swing bowler like Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Hardik Pandya bowled the second over against Ireland in the first T20I and picked a wicket to reduce Ireland to six for two in two overs. Pandya also bowled 11 overs in the powerplay in IPL 2022. The 28-year-old took two wickets at an economy of 5.55. Avesh Khan, another in-form bowler, picked seven wickets in the powerplay overs of IPL 2022. He also picked a wicket in his first over in the first T20I as Ireland were reduced to 22 for three in 3.5 overs. All the aforementioned stats confirm that scoring over 20.5 runs without losing any wicket will be difficult for Ireland in the second T20I against India. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match and grab the odds of 1.87 for Ireland to score under 20.5 runs before dismissal 1 from the IRE vs IND 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Ishan Kishan and Harry Tector are my top two player betting tips for the IRE vs IND 2nd T20I. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
Ishan Kishan has found consistency to his game and that was on showcase when blasted 26 runs off just 11 balls in the first T20I against Ireland. His innings set the tone for India as the visitors chased down the 109-run target in just 56 balls. The match was reduced to 12-over-per-side and that was the reason why did not wait for settling in and played his shots straightaway. He scored 206 runs at an average of 41.20 in the recently-concluded 5-match T20I series against South Africa. No other batter in the series could score more than 118 runs in the series. Ishan Kishan showed a lot of character and class to score consistently on some difficult batting surfaces. He registered scores of 76, 34, 54, 27 and 15 in the five matches.
Earlier in the IPL 2022, Ishan Kishan emerged as the top run-scorer for the Mumbai Indians. The 23-year-old scored 418 runs in 14 matches at an average of 32.15. Overall, the Bihar-born has scored 521 runs at an average of 34.73 in 16 T20Is. He has hit four fifties in the format at the international level. With the T20 World Cup approaching, Ishan Kishan is handing all the opportunities with both his hands in the absence of regular openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. The 23-year-old has almost fixed his spot as India's third opener in the format, but he would look to cement it further with more confident and reliable performances. Scoring over 27.5 runs should not be difficult for Ishan Kishan in the second match. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match and grab the odds of 1.87 for Ishan Kishan to score over 27.5 runs from the IRE vs IND 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Harry Tector was the standout performer for Ireland in the first T20I. The 22-year-old lifted Ireland from 22 for three in 3.5 overs to 108 for 9 in the allotted 12 overs. His innings which included six fours and three sixes saw him score 64 not out runs off just 33 balls. What impressed the most was his ability to find gaps regularly and take on the likes of Bhuvneshwar, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan and Umran Khan with a lot of ease. Harry Tector has played a total of 33 T20Is and scored 604 runs at an average of 26.26. He has two fifties to his name in the format. His last four T20I innings have seen him score, 64*, 50, 35 and 24*.
Harry Tector recently featured in the Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy 2022 and scored 114 runs at an average of 28.50 and strike rate of 150. The right-hander's last three outings in the tournament saw him score 33, 18 and 41 runs. Harry Tector is averaging 60 from his five innings in 2022 and we believe that the talented youngster would score over 17.5 runs in the second IRE vs IND T20I. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match and grab the odds of 1.87 for Harry Tector to score over 17.5 runs from the IRE vs IND 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Ireland to score under 20.5 runs before first dismissal @ 1.87 (Pari Match)
Ishan Kishan to score over 27.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)
Harry Tector to score over 17.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)