Malahide, Dublin – Venue Notes

Average First Innings Score in all T20s at Malahide since 2018: 186

Batting First vs Batting Second in all T20s at Malahide since 2018: Win Bat 1st - 58%, Win Bat 2nd - 42%

IRE-IND Players in the top 10 leading run-scorers list at the venue: Andy Balbirnie(1), Harry Tectr(2), Paul Stirling(6), 

IRE-IND Players in the top 10 leading wicket-takers list at the venue: Mark Adair(1), Craig Young(3), George Dockrell(4)

Pitch Report: A quick look at the average score at this ground will tell you that it is a good place for run scoring. Finger spinners have not had much of an impact here while we have seen pacers end up with most of the wickets in the last series (2022) between the two sides. 

Predicted Playing XI - Ireland vs India, 3rd T20I

Ireland: Andy Balbirnie, Paul Stirling©, Lorcan Tucker(wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Josh Little, Ben White, Craig Young

India: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Sanju Samson(wk), Shivam Dube, Rinku Singh, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Jasprit Bumrah©, Arshdeep Singh, Prasidh Krishna

Ireland vs India, 3rd T20I - Stat Box


Numbers of Irish players in T20Is since 2022

Andy Balbirnie: Inns - 32, Runs - 758, Avg/SR - 24/128

Curtis Campher: Inns - 21, Runs - 469, Avg/SR - 29/136, Wickets - 12

George Dockrell: Inns - 29, Runs - 477, Avg/SR - 26/143, Wickets - 6

Gareth Delany: Inns - 24, Runs - 331, Avg/SR - 17/125, Wickets - 14

Harry Tector: Inns - 29, Runs - 565, Avg/SR - 23/120, Wickets - 7

Lorcan Tucker: Inns - 32, Runs - 630, Avg/SR - 24/123

Paul Stirling: Inns - 33, Runs - 745, Avg/SR - 24/133

Mark Adair: Inns - 36, Runs - 282, Avg/SR - 18/135, Wickets - 45

Josh Little: Inns - 29, Wickets - 43

Barry McCarthy: Inns - 23, Wickets - 23

Numbers of Irish players at Malahide, Dublin

Andy Balbirnie: Inns - 15, Runs - 398, Avg/SR - 28/141, 50s - 3

Harry Tector: Inns - 7, Runs - 236, Avg/SR - 39/136, 50s - 2

Paul Stirling: Inns - 10, Runs - 169, Avg/SR - 16.9/136, 50s - 1

Gareth Delany: Inns - 7, Runs - 143, Avg/SR - 20/164, 50s - 1

Barry McCarthy: 51*, 30*, 2 + 1w, 0w, 0w, 2w

Curtis Campher: 31

George Dockrell: Inns - 9, Runs - 63, Avg/SR - 10/114, Wickets - 8, Avg/Eco - 32/8.2

Lorcan Tucker: Inns - 10, Runs - 57, Avg/SR - 7/97

Mark Adair: Inns - 8, Runs - 52, Avg/SR - 52/133, Wickets - 10, Avg/Eco - 20.4/9.2

Craig Young: Inns - 9, Wickets - 10, Avg/Eco - 19.4/7

Josh Little: Inns - 6, Wickets - 6, Avg/Eco - 29/10.1


Numbers of Irish players at Malahide, Dublin

Sanju Samson: 77, 1*, 40

Yashasvi Jaiswal: 24, 18

Ruturaj Gaikwad: 19*, 58

Rinku Singh: 38

Ravi Bishnoi: 2w, 1w, 2w

Prasidh Krishna: 2w, 2w

Jasprit Bumrah: 2w, 2w, 2w

Arshdeep Singh: 1w, 1w

Avesh Khan: 1w

Ireland vs India, 3rd T20I - Fantasy Notes

Ireland - Team Notes

Points to consider

  • Ireland vs Leg Spin & Off Spin in T20Is since 2022: Inns - 33, Outs - 85, Avg - 15.8, SR - 120; Almost all Irish batters struggle against either of the two spin bowling types - Harry Tector (vs Leg Spin) and Lorcan Tucker, Curtis Campher (vs Off-Spin) are the exceptions for having done relatively well against one of the two bowling types. 
  • From the First T20I preview: “Irish captain Paul Stirling struggles against both these bowling types (particularly leg spin) massively but that does not make him an instant drop largely because he can cause most of his damage in the powerplay against pace. That said, we will prefer to keep him as an option for the grand leagues as he will be facing two quality bowlers in Jasprit Bumrah and Arshdeep Singh in this match.” 
  • From the Second T20I Preview: “Lorcan Tucker (40%) made a very poor shot selection in just his second ball by trying to scoop Jasprit Bumrah, which ended with him getting caught instead. He has a poor record at this ground and against India (3 Inns only). He came to the limelight on the international scene when he was promoted in the T20 World Cup where he score a 74 against Australia. Try him in GLs because we will prefer Sanju Samson in this match for most combinations especially if India bats first.”
  • Mark Adair (35%) will become an important pick if Ireland bowls first as he will bowl in the death overs. He also has a great differential potential currently, in addition to his bowling, he is also a decent lower-order batter who can contribute some runs.
  • Paul Stirling (26.9%) and Harry Tector (20.6%) failed in the first two games but they are batters who are capable of a big inning. With the series already lost, a batter like Stirling can go bang from ball one and if it clicks, he can be a huge differentiator in most leagues.

India - Team Notes

Points to consider

  • Finger spin is not a very favourable bowling type at this venue but Ireland are not great players of this bowling type. Washington Sundar (15%) can be tried as a differential if India is bowling second as there will be greater pressure on the Irish batters to chase down the target.
  • All other Indian bowlers are important - so it will be a big risk to go drop any of them.
  • Tilak Varma failed in the first two T20Is but he looked in good touch prior to that and his recent selection in the Asia Cup will be a good boost for him to perform well. 

Fantasy XI - Ireland vs India, 3rd T20I

WK: Sanju Samson

BAT: Tilak Varma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad

AR: Curtis Campher

BOWL: Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Prasidh Krishna, Mark Adair, Craig Young

C/VC: Tilak Varma, Jasprit Bumrah

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Stats Credit: Cricinfo, Cricmetric