Team India To Clash With Ireland In The First T20 Match

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Dublin: The Indian side will clash with Ireland in a T20 game to be played at The Village Stadium on Sunday.

Skipper Hardik Pandya in a press briefing ahead of the series said that he has advised the side to treat every match as important in preparing for the upcoming T20 World Cup scheduled later this year.

Talking about some new players that might make their debut in this series, Hardik clarified that “We want to give the opportunity to people but want to play our best XI as well. There will be situations where there will be a couple of caps given but more than anything, it’s about making sure that we have the best XI,”.

Ireland might not be as strong as the Indian side but in the game they have the capability to shift gears and create pressure for the opponent. The Indian squad is filled with top performers from IPL like Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik, and Umran Malik.

Talking about his captaincy he said that he has played under Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli. Hardik said he learned a lot about leadership qualities from them but said every skipper has their own style. “Obviously I have taken a lot of things from them (Dhoni and Kohli) but at the same time, I also want to be myself, obviously my understanding of the game is different but I have taken a lot of good vibes from them.

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