Fast bowler Prasidh Krishna on Friday marked his return to international cricket after a year-long absence, as India played the first of their three T20Is against Ireland in Dublin.
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All set for their debuts in international cricket and T20I cricket respectively 👍 👍
Congratulations Rinku Singh and Prasidh Krishna as they receive their caps from captain Jasprit Bumrah 👏 👏#TeamIndia | #IREvIND pic.twitter.com/JjZIoo8B8H
Prasidh's comeback was made even more significant with the fact that he made his T20I debut for India, alongside teammate Rinku Singh. Both players were handed their respecting India caps by their new skipper Jasprit Bumrah. In a rain-hit encounter, Ireland posted 139-7 in their 20 overs batting first, with Prasidh picking his maiden T20I wicket and finishing with figures of 2/32 in his 20 overs.
In response, the Indian team started on a strong note, with openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad putting up a 46-run stand in the Powerplay. When the rain gods interrupted proceedings, India were ahead by a narrow margin of 2 runs according to the DLS method. And with no respite in sight, the umpires decided to call off the match after discussions with both captains. As a result, India sealed the match, taking a 1-0 lead in the series.