Ireland vs India – 3rd International T20 Preview & Prediction
When is Ireland vs India taking place? Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023 – 15:00 (UK)
Where is Ireland vs India taking place? The Village, Dublin
What channel is Ireland vs India on? Ireland vs India will be televised live on TNT Sports in the UK
Where can I stream Ireland vs India? Ireland vs India can be streamed on discovery+ in the UK
Ireland failed to stem the flow of runs when bowling against India in the second T20i between the two nations and it ultimately left them too much to do with the bat. The moment both Paul Stirling and Lorcan Tucker were each out for nought, the game was only ending one way. Andy Balbirnie deserves credit though for a very good 72 from 51 balls which helped Ireland at least avoid a total thrashing, losing by 33 runs in the end after ending on 152/8 chasing 186.
India as expected, wound up far too strong for Ireland and have now sealed the series with a game left to play. The tone was set with the bat as opener Ruturaj Gaikwad struck a half-century before the middle order proceeded to pick up the pace, ensuring the tourists accrued an unassailable score of 185/5 batting first. Sanju Samson hit 40 from 26 balls, whilst Rinku Singh carried his IPL form onto the international scene with 38 from just 21 balls. Once bowler Prasidh Krishna had carved his way through Ireland’s top order during the powerplay, the outcome was inevitable.
Whilst Ireland can at least compete with the bat against this Indian side especially with the small boundaries in Dublin, it’s clear that their bowlers are struggling against the top-quality hitters that the visiting side possess. As was the case last time out, India’s substantial firepower should see Ireland unable to match them in terms of fast run accumulation, so expect another win here for India and as such a series sweep in this short tour.
TIP: INDIA TO WIN