Ireland’s all-rounder Gareth Delany heaped praise on Suryakumar Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar ahead of the T20I series against India.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Courtesy: AP)


  • India will play two T20Is against Ireland
  • Delany heaped praise on Suryakumar and Bhuvneshwar
  • The Irish all-rounder is hoping to showcase his skills against India

Ireland all-rounder Gareth Delany has revealed that he is eager to square-off against India’s Suryakumar Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar during the upcoming T20I series.

The Indian team, led by Hardik Pandya, will take part in two matches against Ireland on June 26th and 28th.

Speaking in a press release, Delany opened up on the challenge of facing Yadav and Kumar during the upcoming games. He heaped praise on both players, saying that the right-handed batter is incredibly talented and has the ability to play 360 degrees. He also called Kumar one of the best new-ball bowlers in T20.

“It’d be really cool to bowl to Suryakumar Yadav. He’s an incredibly talented batter who can play 360 degrees and mix it up between power and finesse. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is also one of the world’s best new-ball bowlers in T20 and has a very low economy rate for T20 cricket, so it would be a good challenge to go against someone of his calibre,” said Delany.

Ireland are set for a packed few months of cricket as they face New Zealand for three ODIs and T20Is. It will be followed by two T20Is against South Africa before hosting Afghanistan in a five-match T20I series. However, Delany’s attention at the moment is on the series against the Indian team.

The Irish all-rounder also spoke about the challenge of facing the Indian team in the upcoming series. He called it an exciting opportunity and hoped to showcase his skills during the two games.

“It’s an incredibly exciting opportunity to go against the world’s best as we start off our international summer of fixtures. It’ll be a very stiff challenge against some of the best players in this format but it’s very exciting all the same. Hopefully, we’ll be able to put in two strong performances,” said Delany.

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