Ireland vs India 1st T20I: How to pick Fantasy XI?
India will be up against Ireland in a two-match T20I series. The first T20I will be held tonight in Dublin. Kohli-led Indian team come from successive T20I series wins this year, which includes the 2-1 victory over South Africa. Fans playing Dream XI must be wondering how to get the combination right for the 1st T20I. Here we help you with the same.
Indian openers Dhawan and Rohit get leadership nods
Shikhar Dhawan has been the prime force of this Indian side in T20Is. We expect plenty of runs from his bat tonight and that's why he gets the nod as the skipper of this Fantasy XI. He is joined by his partner Rohit Sharma as vice-captain. Rohit showed flashes of brilliance in the Nidahas Trophy earlier in March. They are a dangerous pair.
Kohli leads batting line-up
Indian skipper Virat Kohli will be leading the charge as far the batting is concerned in the middle-order. Kohli stated recently that he is raring to have a go and is 100% fit and fresh. He is joined by Ireland's experienced star William Porterfield, Besides the veteran, we have gone in with Gary Wilson and wicket-keeper batsman Stuart Poynter.
Pandya, Kevin O'Brien come in as all-rounders
India's Hardik Pandya will look to give the added cushion, lower down the middle-order and is a handy bowler in this format. He was in form with the ball in IPL 2018. Kevin O'Brien brings many attributes as an all-rounder for this Irish side.
Bumrah and Bhuvi are top T20 bowlers
Who can be better than Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah to lead the bowling line-up? The two top guns are genuine wicket-takers and are excellent atop and at the death as well. Moreover, they will be looking to make the most out of the conditions. The duo are joined by 26-year-old Stuart Thompson. He has 8 wickets from 24 matches in T20Is.