Indian Cricket Team is all set to take Irishmen in a 3-match T20I series starting August 18. The series could potentially serve as valuable preparation for certain players, including the skipper Jasprit Bumrah, in anticipation of the upcoming ODI Asia Cup. The Village Dublin will host all 3 games. Meanwhile, fans would like to know stats of the ground such as The Village Dublin pitch report, T20 records, and last match scorecard. Here’s everything you need to know about Dublin Cricket Stadium.
The Village Dublin is also known as Malahide Cricket Club Ground. Among the four international cricket stadiums in Ireland, this stands out as the largest in terms of seating capacity (11500). The venue held its inaugural international match in 2013, featuring an ODI clash between Ireland and England. Subsequently, the first T20I at Malahide occurred in 2015, featuring Nepal and PNG.
Dublin Cricket Stadium T20 Records
So far, Dublin Cricket Stadium has hosted 16 men’s T20I games. Talking about India, they have participated in four T20 matches at this venue, all against Ireland, and emerged victorious in every encounter. The forthcoming tour will mark India’s third visit to Ireland, following their previous tours in 2018 and 2022.
- Total T20I matches played: 16
- Matches won by the team batting first: 7
- Matches won by the team batting second: 9
- Highest team score while batting first: Scotland – 252/3 (20) vs Netherlands, 2019
- Lowest score while batting first: Nepal – 93/10 (20) vs PNG, 2015
- Biggest total chased: Ireland chased 193 vs Scotland, in 2019
- Lowest Score Defended: Hong Kong defended 129 vs Ireland in 2015
- The Village Dublin average 1st innings score in T20I: 167
- Dubin Stadium average 2nd innings total in T20I: 146
- Best bowling figures for a spinner: Kuldeep Yadav (IND) – 4/21 vs Ireland, 2018
- Best bowling figures for a pacer: Mudassar Bukhari (NED) – 4/28 vs Ireland, 2015
- Highest score by a batsman: George Munsey (SCO) – 127*(56) vs Netherlands, 2019
The Village Dublin Pitch Report for IND vs IRE T20
If we look at the recent T20 records at Village Cricket Stadium, this pitch is a paradise for batters. The average 1st innings score here is 167 and we can expect loads of runs in the upcoming 3-match T20 series at Malahide. The bowlers may not find enough help from the surface. However, spinners may play an important role in the middle overs.
Chasing a total has not been tough at The Village Dublin. In the last T20I match held at this venue, Ireland came close to achieving a remarkable feat by chasing down 225 against India. However, India effectively curtailed the hosts’ progress at 221, securing a narrow victory by a margin of 4 runs. So, bowling first can be considered a wise decision in the upcoming IND vs IRE T20 at Dublin pitch.
IND vs IRE Match in Malahide Cricket Club Ground
The venue is set to host the entire three-match series, with the first game scheduled for August 18, followed by the second on August 20, and the final match on August 23. All three matches are slated to commence at 3:00 PM in Dublin.
|Match||Date||Local Time||Indian Time|
|1st T20I||August 18||3:00 PM||7:30 PM|
|2nd T20I||August 20||3:00 PM||7:30 PM|
|3rd T20I||August 23||3:00 PM||7:30 PM|
The Village Dublin Last Match Scorecard
The most recent encounter at the Dublin Cricket Stadium took place on June 28, 2022, featuring India and Ireland. India set a formidable total of 225, and although Ireland put up a valiant effort, they ultimately finished 5 runs short of the target. Deepak Hooda earned the Player of the Match award for his remarkable debut T20I century, while Sanju Samson contributed a noteworthy 77-run innings while batting as an opener.
|India : 225-7 (20)||Ireland : 221-5 (20)|
|Deepak : 104(57)||Andy Balbirnie : 60(37)|
|Sanju Samson : 77(42)||Paul Stirling : 40(18)|
|Suryakumar Yadav : 15(5)||Harry Tector : 39(28)|
|Mark Adair : 4 – 0 – 42 – 3||Ravi Bishnoi : 4 – 0 – 41 – 1|
|Craig Young : 4 – 0 – 35 – 2||Umran Malik : 4 – 0 – 42 – 1|
|Josh Little : 4 – 0 – 38 – 2||Bhuvneshwar Kumar : 4 – 0 – 46 – 1|