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India Kicks Off T20 World Cup 2024 with Impressive Win Against Ireland. The T20 World Cup 2024 for India started against Ireland at Nassau County Stadium. Head coach Rahul Dravid’s last assignment is this term with an ICC trophy, hean without Virat Kohli, India showed their form last week when they beat Bangladesh by 60 runs in a warm-up game. There has been great curiosity about which players will be picked for this particular match.

India’s fast bowlers were incredible as they bundled out the Irish for just 96 runs in 16 overs. Opting to field first after winning the toss, men led by Rohit Sharma did not take long to get going with Arshdeep Singh striking early on to dismiss both Ireland openers in the third over. The seventh over saw Hardik Pandya joining the party before Jasprit Bumrah followed suit in the ninth over to have the visitors gasping at 4/45. Pandya came back to pick two more wickets while Axar Patel took a wicket with an excellent catch at cover point during his one-over spell.

Before Bumrah dismissed Josh Little after a partnership worth 27 runs with Gareth Delaney, the highest in Ireland’s innings. The innings ended with a run-out. Pandya took 3 wickets conceding 27 runs; Arshdeep took 2 wickets for 35 runs in four overs each; Mohammed Sirah was economical as he gave away only 13 runs in three overs while taking 1 wicket; Axar Patel also bowled economically taking 1 wicket for just 3 runs in only one over; Bumrah had the best figures among bowlers with 2/6 from three overs.

Their first match of the 2024 T20 Cricket World Cup in New York was against Ireland. India was chasing 97 runs and Rishabh Pant along with Suryakumar Yadav were the players trying to keep the scoreboard ticking. An injury forced Rohit Sharma to leave the ground while batting. After facing just five balls, Mark Adair caught Virat Kohli behind the stumps, limiting him to just one run.

IND vs IRE Match Pitch Report

Players have been finding it hard to score runs at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York because of the slow pitch. Furthermore, the outfield’s slowness limits the number of boundaries scored, presenting a challenge for batsmen aiming for quick runs. According to reports, ground staff are working on improving the situation but some cricketers and analysts say that as it is now, the condition of the pitch does favour spinners especially.

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IND vs IRE Playing XIs 

India: Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh, Rohit Sharma, Axar Patel, Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya.

Ireland: Curtis Campher, Joshua Little, Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, Andrew Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker (w), Benjamin White, Paul Stirling (c), Barry McCarthy, George Dockrell, Mark Adair.