The Ireland vs India 3-match T20I series will be a perfect opportunity for a lot of youngsters to showcase their skills and mettle at the international stage. India has named a fairly young side and the squad will be spearheaded by Jasprit Bumrah.
Bumrah is staging a comeback from an injury layoff and would be hoping to lead the side to a victory in this series whilst also performing well. Several talented youngsters who have excelled at the domestic level and at the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been named in the squad.
It’s interesting to note that neither head coach Rahul Dravid nor NCA president VVS Laxman will travel with the Indian squad to Ireland for the series.
For India’s final white-ball series prior to the Asia Cup 2023, coaches Sitanshu Kotak and Sairaj Bahutule will be a part of the Indian team.
In this article, we take a look at 3 players who can win the player of the series award in the upcoming IRE vs IND T20I series:
1. Jasprit Bumrah (India)
With 70 wickets under his belt in 70 T20Is, Jasprit Bumrah is the frontrunner to win the player of the series award. He can add a lot of pressure on the opposition batters with his fiery bowling prowess and is a key figure in India’s bowling department.
Bumrah will be hoping to strike fire with his bowling performances and will form an integral part of India’s plans in the upcoming T20I series versus Ireland.
2. Joshua Little (Ireland)
One of the finest T20 bowlers presently, Joshua Little had a dream cricketing season in 2022. He finished as the second-highest wicket-taker in 2022 and featured in the ICC Men’s T20I Team Of The Year 2022.
Little has a great chance of winning the player of the series award, if he gets his bearings right in the 1st T20I between the two sides.
When Ireland had beaten eventual champions England via the DLS method, Little’s opening spell against their neighbours was memorable and proved to be one of the main reasons why they won that game.
3. Tilak Varma (India)
Making his debut in the 5-match T20I series versus West Indies, Tilak Varma impressed one and all with his fabulous batting. Varma played exceedingly well in that series and showed maturity and class at the same time.
Tilak Varma had finished as the leading run-scorer of India with 173 runs under his belt. Varma had an outstanding average of 57.67 and grabbed the eyeballs of one and all in that series.