IRE vs IND: Five Ireland players to watch out for in T20I series

IRE vs IND: Five Ireland players to watch out for in T20I series

The two match series will start from June 26.

Paul Stirling
Paul Stirling. (Photo Source: Ireland Cricket)

Ireland will take on India in a two-match T20I series slated to start on June 26. Both matches will be played at The Village, Malahide, Dublin. The hosts will want to put on a competitive show against the Men in Blue and try to upset the visitors.

India will also be under the new leadership of skipper Hardik Pandya and as the visitors are missing some key players including Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul among others, Ireland has a chance to grab the opportunity and register their first-ever series victory over the mighty India.

The Ireland team management has already announced a 14-member squad for the T20I series with two new faces in the form of Stephen Doheny and pace bowler Conor Olphert. The team will be led by Andrew Balbirnie and senior batter Paul Stirling will also have a big role to play.

Here are five Ireland players to watch out for against India:

5. Mark Adair

Mark Adair
Mark Adair. (Photo Source: Ireland Cricket)

Renowned as a seam-bowling all-rounder, Mark Adair has impressed with his skills in the limited opportunities he has got. The 26-year-old has also represented the English county side Warwickshire. Adair has the ability to bowl fast and has also got a deadly bouncer in his arsenal.

Talking about his numbers in T20I cricket, the right-arm pacer has represented Ireland in 39 matches and has scalped 59 wickets at an excellent economy of 7.07. Adair also has the ability to nail the yorkers during the death overs and stop the flow of runs.

The 26-year-old will definitely be looking to give his best with the ball in the upcoming series and try to rattle the Indian batting line-up with his pace. It remains to be seen as to how the series pans out for him and whether he can become a match-winner for the home side.

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