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The Ireland vs India Prediction is here. The visitors India have sealed the series with an unassailable lead of 2-0 and will be looking to complete a clean sweep. The third and final T20I of the series will take place at The Village in Malahide, Dublin on August 23. India remain heavy favourites to win with the odds of 1/5 (1.20) while Ireland have bigger odds of 3/1 (4.00).
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
- Ireland vs India, 3rd T20I
- August 23, 2023 – 3 PM GMT
- The Village, Malahide, Dublin
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
The Village in Malahide, Dublin generally serves pitches more suited for batters. The short boundaries also come in handy for batters. As many as 18 men’s T20Is have been played here, with the average first innings score of 165.
Dublin is expected to be mostly cloudy on Wednesday evening. Rain shouldn’t be a big factor with only around a 20% chance of precipitation.
Ireland vs India Prediction
India were just too good for Ireland in the second game. Ireland have never defeated India in international cricket. India have an excellent bowling attack spearheaded by Jasprit Bumrah and a top quality batting line-up.
Our Prediction: India to win this match at 1/5 (1.20).
Tilak Varma has had two low scores but has overall been in great form, recently scoring 173 runs from five innings against West Indies. Bet on Varma to be the top batter for India at 13/4 (4.25). Andy Balbirnie was excellent in the previous game, smashing 72 off 51. Back him to be Ireland’s top batter at 333/100 (4.33).
Our Prediction: Tilak Varma to be India’s top run-scorer at 13/4 (4.25).
Prasidh Krishna has done well in the series on his comeback, snaring 2 for 32 and 2 for 29 in two innings. Bet on Krishna to be India’s best bowler at 3/1 (4.00). Craig Young has 115 wickets in the shorter format at 7.89 rpo. You can back him to be Ireland’s top bowler at 3/1 (4.00).
Our Prediction: Prasidh Krishna to be India’s top wicket-taker at 3/1 (4.00).
Man of the Match
Tilak Varma has scored 517 runs in T20 cricket this year at an average of 40 while striking at 154. Varma is one of top contenders to be the player of the match at 8/1 (9.00).
Our Prediction: Tilak Varma to be the Man of the Match at 8/1 (9.00) odds.
Ireland vs India Preview
Ireland will need to claim their first ever victory over India to avoid a clean sweep. Let’s take a look at two teams ahead of the match.
Ireland bowlers could not keep a tab on India’s run-scoring in the second game as they conceded 185. Chasing a big target, they lost three wickets in the powerplay and were always on the backfoot. Andy Balbirnie struck 71 off 52 but it wasn’t enough.
Expect the hosts to make at least one change to the playing XI with Gareth Delany coming in.
Squad: Paul Stirling (c), Andrew Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Curtis Campher, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Joshua Little
Ruturaj Gaikwad made 58 off 43 while Sanju Samson struck 40 off 26. Rinku Singh smashed 38 in 21 to power the side to a strong total. Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna and Ravi Bishnoi yet again bagged two scalps each as they won by 33 runs.
Jitesh Sharma could get a look in with Sanju Samson likely making a way in this fixture.
Squad: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shivam Dube, Rinku Singh, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah (c), Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Prasidh Krishna
How to Watch Ireland vs India T20Is in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List
The UK fans can watch the third Ireland vs India T20 international live on TNT Sports.
- TNT Sports (TV)
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