In a bid to create history in World Cup, India will eye to maul spirited Ireland in their penultimate group match of the ICC cricket World Cup at Hamilton.
After winning all the matches in Australia, now the team India have reached New Zealand to defend their World champions tag.
Having already qualified for the quarters with four wins under their belt, the Men in Blue are aiming their fifth win in the mega event. In the process, India will also create a new record of winning nine consecutive matches at a global event.
Dhoni’s boys have equalled Sourav Ganguly's team's successful run during the 2003 edition in South Africa after they defeated West Indies at WACA.
It will be also a crucial match for Ireland, who are seeking to capture the fourth spot in pool B to qualify for the quarters.
Dhoni can test his bench strength by giving a chance to Axar Patel or Stuart Binny in place of out of form Jadeja.
Last time, both the teams met India defeated the Irish team comfortably. Till now, Indian bowlers have not allowed any team to go past more than 250. The Irish team has the capability to test the Indian batting with their pace and bounce on a fast Hamilton track.
The Irish team have also showcased their batting skills, as they gone past 300 in two occasions.
Both West Indies and Pakistan will also want the Indian team to continue its supremacy and beat Ireland, which will open the pool B.