The India vs Ireland T20 series is crucial preparation for Indian players heading to the Asian Games 2023 in China. Currently, India is engaged in a series against the West Indies, playing Tests, ODIs, and T20Is in the Caribbean.
Hardik Pandya and Shubman Gill are unlikely to participate in the Ireland series to manage workload amid a hectic schedule. While there have been talks about Jasprit Bumrah’s return for the series, no final decisions have been made.
The BCCI is expected to field a second-string team for the Ireland tour, providing valuable experience to players set to compete in the Asian Games. The series assumes significance in preparing players for future challenges.