India Vs Ireland First T20I-A Statistical Look At The Game

India will take on Ireland in the first T20I today in the two T20I series. The games will be played on June 27th and June 29th at Malahide. After this series, the Indian team will take on England in the United Kingdom tour that includes three T20Is, three ODIs, and five test-matches.  Ireland played their first ever test match against the Netherlands and a test match against Scotland.India-vs-Ireland-1st-T20-Match-Preview1 India played one T20I against Ireland till date at Trent Bridge in 2009. In that game, India restricted Ireland by 112/8 by a 4-wicket haul of Zahir Khan and Rohit Sharma slammed 52 runs off 45 balls to guide the team towards a win. India also played three ODIs against Ireland and won all of them.

0 India never played an T20I in Ireland. They played all the games at South Africa, 3 T20Is in 2007.

17 runs are needed by Virat Kohli to reach 2,000 mark in T20Is. He will become the third player and the first non-kiwi player to reach this mark after Martin Guptill(2,271)  runs and Brendon Mc Cullum(2,140).

Suresh Raina needs 1 run and MS Dhoni needs 56 runs to cross the 1,500 mark in T20Is. If anyone of these two reaches the mark he will be the second Indian and the 16th man worldwide to reach this benchmark.

Shikhar Dhawan needs 116 runs to reach 1,000 runs in T20Is.

10 bowlers have taken more wickets than George Dockrell who picked 58 wickets. He stood by the side of Nathan Mc Cullum and Dale Steyn. Kevin O Brien picked 54 wickets in T20s.

Siddharth Kaul will be the single uncapped player who was included in the list of 74 International level Indian cricket players for the current year.

India will take on Ireland today under the leadership of Virat Kohli who missed out the single test match against Afghanistan at Bangalore.