T20 Series Best Predicted Playing 11 for Team India

Hardik Pandya takes the lead for the first time as we look at the best predicted 11 games for Team India for the 2022 T20 series vs Ireland.

In what can be called an unfortunate scene of events as the T20 series between India and South Africa ended in 2-2 with the 5th match being washed out by rain. It was a series of comebacks for the Indian team, which trailed 0-2 before making it 2-2. Had India won, Rishabh Pant would have been the first captain to have won a home T20 series against South Africa.

The Indian T20 team now moves to Ireland where they will play the 2 match T20 series. Nearly identical team will play the series with 3 new names added to the roster for the injured KL Rahul and the duo of Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer, who will be busy for the one-off test match against England. AAside from Pant and Iyer, many older players would be busy preparing for the one-off test match against England.

With so many players equipped, a few new players in the T20 series will have the chance to impress. One of the main ones making a comeback is Suryakumar Yadav. Surya is one of the key members of the T20 squad and his return is a boon for the Indian team. Along with him, all eyes will also be on Sanju Samson and Rahul Tripathi.

So, with only a week to go before the next series, let’s take a look at the best predicted 11 games for Team India for the 2022 T20 series vs Ireland. First, let’s take a look at the official roster for Team India.

India vs Ireland 2022 – Official T20 Series Squad for Team India:

Fitted: Rahul Tripathi, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Suryakumar Yadav

wks: Dinesh Karthik, Ishan Kishan & Sanju Samson

All-rounders: Axar Patel, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya & Venkatesh Iyer

bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Umran Malik & Yuzvendra Chahal

Coach: Rahul Dravid // Captain: Hardik Pandya // Vice Captain: Bhuvneshwar Kumara

openers: Ruturaj Gaikwad & Ishan Kishan

The duo of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan played all 5 matches in the recent T20 series against South Africa. With 2 games scheduled against Ireland in Ireland, it’s safe to assume the duo will continue as the opening game against a slightly lower-ranked team. If not for both matches, these two must play the first match; at least.

Middle order: Sanju Samson & Suryakumar Yadavi

With Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant not available for the T20 series vs Ireland due to the Test series commitment to the England tour, both places are up for grabs. Looking at the options available, we have Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav and Deepak Hooda.

Out of these 4, Suryakumar Yadav will definitely play at number 4. Surya is not only one of the consistent performers for Team India, but he is also one of the confirmed names when it comes to Team India’s best playing 11 for T20Is. for the middle order second slot, Team India can look to Deepak Hooda or Sanju Samson as Rahul Tripathi qualifies for the opener position.

This would be interesting as it depends on the role Team India expects in the mid-range. If Team India plays against Suryakumar Yadav at number 3, Hardik Pandya at 4 and Deepak Hooda at 5 could be a good batting order. But since Surya and Deepak’s role is more of a lower order batter, Sanju Samson at 3, Suryakumar Yadav at 4 and Hardik Pandya at 5 seem more appropriate with T20 World Cup 22 in sight.

Finishers: Hardik Pandya & Dinesh Karthik

Among the finishers, the duo of Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik, who also played the same role against South Africa, should continue to do so. Dinesh Karthik’s current form has actually made him play as a finisher at 6 or 7 depending on the match situation; something that MS Dhoni had done a lot during his prime.

spinner: Axar Patel & Yuzvendra Chahal

Ideally, Ireland’s fields won’t help turning, but Ireland as a team may not be comfortable turning. We had seen this on Team India’s last tour to Ireland in 2018, where Yuzvendra Chahal was named Player of the Series. With this in mind, all-rounder Axar and primary spinner Yuzvendra Chahal should be the main spinners of the 11 playing.

pacesetters: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel & Avesh Khan

When it comes to the pacesetters, India wants to stick with the same tempo trio of Bhuvi, Harshal and Avesh; at least for the first T20I. All three pacers did exceptionally well in the South African series, and playing against a whitefish team like Ireland will give them more confidence and better returns. So expect the team to play the same trip for the first game; at least.

India vs Ireland 2022: best predicted 11 games for T20 series

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (C), Dinesh Karthik (World Cup), axar patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan & Yuzvendra Chahal

So that completes the best predicted 11 games for Team India for the T20 series vs Ireland. Interestingly, India can also take a very different approach by giving the players who played against South Africa a rest. This way they could give a chance to players who couldn’t play against South Africa. So people like Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Hooda and Venkatesh Iyer might get a chance first.

meanwhile, huhHere is the schedule for India vs Ireland 2022 T20 Series:

  • 1st T20I // 26 June // Dublin
  • 2nd T20I // June 28 // Dublin

Thank you for reading! What will you play 11 for Team India for the 2022 T20 Series vs Ireland? Email your comments to business@cricalytics.com

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