India vs Ireland 2nd T20I at Malahide

Kohli and Co. gear up for Ireland T20Is

It was a familiar script once again as Indian batsmen piled on the runs before the spinners completely dismantled Ireland as India registered a resounding 143-run victory - India's largest in terms of runs - in the second T20I in Malahide, Dublin on Friday.Chasing 219 to win, Ireland were dismissed for 70 with spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal picking three wickets each.

It indicated that India's first-choice eleven was functioning properly after a break of three months, and tuning itself for the England tour.

After Indian Premier League 2018, the Indian Cricket team joins in the T20I match with Ireland.

Nevertheless, Raina provides a sixth bowling option as well.

Virat Kohli believes a flexible batting order will help keep India's opponents guessing while the team is in Ireland and England. India would also not want to drop Dinesh Karthik, who is in sizzling form since March.

For India, the two T20Is against Ireland will mark the onset of a long English summer for Virat Kohli & co, and perhaps it was a marker of this crucial impending assignment that India chose to stay on and practice in London on Monday, reports PTI. It could mean that Pandey eventually warms the bench.

India likely XI for 2nd T20I: KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Siddarth Kaul, Yuzvendra Chahal. He played only 4 dot balls in the innings. Siddharth Kaul was in the Indian squad for the home ODIs against Sri Lanka in December, but was not picked ahead of Kumar-Bumrah.

On the other hand, Ireland side will look to hit back. Meanwhile, 31-year-old Punjab-born off-spinner Simranjit Singh will enjoy the spotlight of playing against his erstwhile nation.

"We had enough positives out there to prove that we can play against teams like India, who are probably the best T20 team in the world", he continued.

Suresh Raina played the supporting role, scoring 69 off 45 balls, as the two put together a 106-run stand for the second wicket.

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