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Jaiswal Out, Kohli-Rohit To Open; India's Probable XI For T20 World Cup Match vs Ireland

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On Wednesday, India will kickstart their T20 World Cup campaign with a high-octane face-off against Ireland at Nassau County International Stadium in New York, United States. 

Led by Rohit Sharma, India have a robust lineup despite not having swashbuckling finisher Rinku Singh in the main squad. 

So, as the Men in Blue gear up for their first game in the tournament, let's see what could be their playing XI for this match. 

India's Probable playing XI vs Ireland

As India didn't include Yashasvi Jaiswal in their team for the practice game, it's expected that India might not start with the explosive opener in the T20 World Cup. 

Sanju Samson, who opened the batting alongside Rohit Sharma in the warm-up fixture against Bangladesh, will likely be replaced by legendary batter Virat Kohli at the top order. 

Regarded for his 360-degree stroke play, Suryakumar Yadav will likely bat at his preferred number three position, with the swashbuckling duo of Rishabh Pant and Shivam Dube following him in the lineup. 

The experienced Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya will play as the allrounders, while Kuldeep Yadav could pip Yuzvendra Chahal for the wrist-spinner's slot. 

India's trump card Jasprit Bumrah will spearhead the bowling department alongside Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Siraj, who could pose serious threat to the Irish batting unit. 

India's Probable playing XI

Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj