Ireland vs India Prediction: 2nd T20I Betting Tips & Odds

India claimed the first T20 international to go 1-0 up in the series. The two teams will now clash in the second match at Malahide, Dublin on August 20. India are favourites to win by a big margin with the odds of 4/25 (1.16) whereas the home team Ireland have a steeper task at 18/5 (4.60) odds.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • Ireland vs India, 2nd T20I
  • August 20, 2023 – 3 PM GMT
  • Malahide, Dublin

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

Malahide in Dublin is a venue where the pitches are usually on the flatter side and the short boundaries play into batters’ hands. There was some movement for new ball bowlers in the first game. The average first innings score from 17 men’s T20Is hosted here reads 164.

The weather is likely to be mostly cloudy on Sunday evening but there’s not a big threat of rain with less than 10% chance of precipitation.

Ireland vs India Prediction

India have not lost any international match against Ireland. They have a superior side on paper with a stronger batting line-up and a very threatening bowling unit.

Top Run-scorer

Ruturaj Gaikwad looked solid in the previous game. He had an excellent IPL campaign with 590 runs at 42 average. Bet on Gaikwad to be the top batter for India at 11/4 (3.75). Harry Tector has done well in the shorter format with over 1700 runs at 25 average. Back Tector to be Ireland’s top batter at 11/4 (3.75).

Our Prediction: Ruturaj Gaikwad to be India’s top run-scorer at 11/4 (3.75).

Top Wicket-taker

Jasprit Bumrah made a terrific comeback from injury and picked 2 for 24 in the previous game. Bet on him to be India’s best bowler at 2/1 (3.00). Joshua Little has 127 wickets in T20 cricket and looked threatening in the last game. Back Little to be Ireland’s top bowler at 13/5 (3.60).

Our Prediction: Jasprit Bumrah to be India’s top wicket-taker at 2/1 (3.00).

Man of the Match

Jasprit Bumrah is amongst the most impactful players in the game and he bowled at pretty good pace on his comeback. Bet on Bumrah to be the player of the match at 8/1 (9.00).

Our Prediction: Jasprit Bumrah to be the Man of the Match at 8/1 (9.00) odds.

Ireland vs India Preview

Ireland will be hoping to level the series when they take on India in the second T20I on Sunday. Here’s a look at two teams ahead of the encounter.


Ireland’s batting didn’t click in the first game, where they lost by two runs on DLS method in the rain-affected fixture. They were reduced to 59/6 before Curtis Campher (39) and Barry McCarthy (51*) helped them recover to 139. Craig Young picked two wickets in the seventh over but rain played spoil-sport.

The hosts opted to go in with a batter short in the first game and are likely to remain unchanged.

Squad: Paul Stirling (c), Andrew Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Joshua Little, Ben White

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Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna and Ravi Bishnoi snared two wickets each in the opening game to restrict the opponents to 139. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad then put on 46 runs in 6.2 overs to put India in front.

Jitesh Sharma was the unfortunate one to miss out in the first game as India preferred to go with Shivam Dube and Rinku Singh.

Squad: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson (wk), Tilak Varma, 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

Those living in the UK can witness the live action of the three-match T20I series between Ireland and India on TNT Sports.

  • TNT Sports (TV)

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