The match will start at 8:30 PM IST on June 29.
The third-ranked T20I team are expected to thrash their 17th-ranked opponents but the short series will provide India much-needed time to get their combinations right. If India win their matches against Ireland and England and other results go their way then they can get a major boost in the global standings.
Ireland's Kevin O'Brien saw Pandya take his final over for 21 but the all-rounder did pick up three wickets, having Rahul caught and bowled and Rohit Sharma (0) pouched at backward point in his first over, before Raina pulled him to cow corner towards the death.
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While the opening slot is set for Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, the likes of KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, and Dinesh Karthik will be vying for the middle-order spots in the absence of Ajinkya Rahane and injured Kedar Jadhav. Moreover, he also mentioned that the players in the squad, who didn't get an opportunity in the first contest, will get a chance in today's encounter.
On the bowling front, Kohli will be tempted to field both leg-spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, giving them an early taste of conditions here. So it is clear that India will win the match like the previous match against Ireland. The likes of Kaul and Umesh may get the nod after their productive IPL seasons.
Kohli was dismissed cheaply for 9 by Peter Chase, but Rahul's continued his form, scoring a fine 70 off just 36 balls - in an innings which included six sixes and three boundaries.
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.