India (IND) are set to take on Ireland (IRE) in Match 8 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, but some questions remain about Rohit Sharma’s team selection. There has been much debate about the opening pair, with Virat Kohli and Yashwi Jaiswal vying for the other opener’s spot. Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant are also competing for the sole wicket-keeper spot while Shivam Dubey’s role is also in the spotlight.

Ireland are playing their first match of the 2024 T20 World Cup season. They have done well in the T20 format of late and have won three and lost two in their last five matches.

India will also play their first match of the 2024 T20 World Cup season. India have won four of their last five matches, losing just one. But which players will be in the spotlight?

India’s Predicted XI for T20 World Cup 2024 match against Ireland: Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Surya Kumar Yadav, Shiv Dubey, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Arsdeep Singh.

Players to watch out for in India vs Ireland match:


1. Virat Kohli

A brilliant right-handed top-order batsman, Kohli has been in good form, scoring 33, 47, 27, 92 and 42 in his last five matches, at an average of 48.2 runs per game. He is the top player to watch in the match against Ireland.

2. Jaspreet Bumrah

The right-arm pacer has been a consistent wicket-taker, picking up 7 wickets in his last five matches at an average of 13.1. One of the best bowlers in the T20 format, he will be a major threat to the opposition batsmen.

3. Kuldeep Yadav

The left-arm wrist-spinner has an impressive record against Ireland, with notable performances against them including 3 and 4 wickets in recent matches. He has taken 9 wickets in his last five matches.


1. Mark Adair

The right-arm fast bowler has been in impressive form for Ireland, picking up 11 wickets in his last five matches and Adair will be looking to get his side to success.

2. Barry McCarthy

Another key bowler for Ireland, McCarthy took 2 wickets in his last four matches and is known for his effective right-arm medium pace.

3. Harry Tector

A promising right-handed top-order batsman, Tector has scored 17 runs in his last four matches and will look to improve his form in the upcoming match.

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