Rain plays spoilsport in the final Twenty20 match

The last Twenty20 International between Ireland and India was called off before a ball was bowled because of the persistent rain in Malahide, Dublin. After a last check at 17:45 local time, match officials Jareth McCready, Paul Reynolds, and Match Referee Graham McCrea made the decision. Although the shower had subsided, there were still many wet spots on the outfield. As a result of the verdict, India won the series 2-0.

Even though the series was over after two games, Wednesday’s match provided both teams with a chance to evaluate players before the T20 World Cup in the USA and West Indies next year. Jitesh Sharma, a wicketkeeper-batsman, Shahbaz Ahmed, and fast bowlers Avesh Khan and Mukesh Kumar were not given a chance to play for India in the series.

The game provided Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna, two returning bowling stars who are headed to the Asia Cup, with an opportunity to put additional miles on their feet as they increase their bowling fitness and rhythm after sustained long-term ailments.

The freshly declared Asia Cup team will get together at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for a five-day skills session beginning August 24 before departing for the continental competition in Sri Lanka.


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