T20 World Cup: Be careful Team India! Ireland has defeated Pakistan, West Indies and England

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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New Delhi. The Indian team is going to start its campaign in the T20 World Cup 2024 on Wednesday. The first match of the Rohit Sharma brigade will be against Ireland. In any tournament, it is important for the team to start its campaign well. In this regard, the fans are keeping a special eye on the performance of Team India in this match. Although Ireland is considered a weak opponent in front of the star-studded Indian team (Indian Cricket Team), but the real fight will be on the field.

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The Irish team, captained by Paul Stirling, has good players like Andrew Balbirnie, Josh Little, Curtis Campher and Harry Tucker and Team India is not going to make the mistake of underestimating it. The Ireland team may not have progressed beyond the second round in the T20 World Cup so far, but it has proved its strength by defeating two-time champions West Indies and England. The Irish team defeated Pakistan in the ODI World Cup 2007 and forced it to swallow humiliation. Keeping this in mind, players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah and Rishabh Pant will have to work on a strategy to give a 'knockout punch' to the Irish team from the very beginning.

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Ireland has played 25 matches in the T20 World Cup so far, out of which it has won 7 while lost 15. Three matches of the team have been inconclusive. The success percentage of the Irish team may be 31.81 but it should not be forgotten that it has defeated teams like West Indies, England and Bangladesh. In the last T20 World Cup of 2022, it defeated West Indies by a huge margin of 9 wickets.

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The star-studded Indies team had surrendered easily
In the match played in Hobart on 21 October under the T20 World Cup 2022, Ireland surprised everyone by defeating West Indies by 9 wickets. This Indies team included famous players like Nicholas Pooran, Evin Lewis, Johnson Charles, Rovman Powell and Jason Holder. In this match, the Ireland team first bowled accurately and restricted the Indies to a score of 146 runs in 20 overs and then achieved the target of 147 runs by losing just one wicket. Captain Stirling, Andy Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker and Gareth Delany played a special role in Ireland's victory. Stirling contributed 66 not out, Balbirnie 37 and Tucker 45 not out while 'Player of the Match' Delany took 3 wickets for just 16 runs in four overs.

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After a strong win against the Indies in the T20 World Cup 2022, Stirling's team targeted another champion, England. In a rain-affected match in Melbourne on 26 October, the Irish team won by 5 runs (Duckworth-Lewis rule). Batting first, Ireland were all out for 157 in 19.2 overs. Amid the hindrance of continuous rain, England got a revised target of 111 runs in 14.3 overs, but Josh Butler's team could only score 105 runs for 5 wickets and lost by 5 runs. In the match, the performance of Balbirnie (62 runs off 47 balls) and Josh Little (two wickets for 16 runs) was notable for Ireland.

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Bangladesh also defeated by 6 wickets
Bangladesh may not be considered a big force in Test cricket, but its team is very good in ODIs and T20s. In the 2009 T20 World Cup also, this Asian team was defeated by Ireland by 6 wickets. In this match held in Nottingham on 8 June 2009, Ireland bowlers led by Trent Johnson (3/20) restricted Bangladesh to 137 runs in 20 overs and then achieved the target by losing only four wickets in 18.2 overs. In batting, O'Brien brothers Neil (40 runs) and Kevin (39 not out) wrote the script of victory. Ireland has registered its four other victories in the T20 World Cup over Zimbabwe, Netherlands, UAE and Scotland.

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India and Ireland have faced each other once so far

Teams of India and Ireland have clashed only once in the T20 World Cup so far. Team India won the match held in Nottingham on 10 June 2009 by 8 wickets. Left-arm fast bowler zaheer khan He became the hero of this victory. Batting first, Ireland's team could score only 112 runs by losing 8 wickets in this match of 18 overs. Zaheer took 4 wickets for 19 runs and Pragyan Ojha took 2 wickets for 18 runs. In reply, India won by losing 2 wickets in 15.2 overs with the help of Rohit Sharma's unbeaten 52 and Gautam Gambhir's 37 runs.

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