Ireland and Afghanistan will play a full series next year


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Test cricket’s most up to date contestants Afghanistan and Ireland will conflict against one another in simply their second-historically speaking Test coordinate one year from now. The irregular Test match will be a piece of a full arrangement that incorporates three T20Is and five ODIs to be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in February-March.

Both Ireland and Afghanistan played their lady Tests this year subsequent to winning Test status. While Ireland set up a better than average battle before losing against Pakistan before their home group on their introduction trip, Afghanistan lost their debut Test inside two days against India in Bangalore.

Strangely the Test coordinate starts on March 17, 2019. A similar go in 2007 was when Ireland redesignd Pakistan in a World Cup amusement and made infant strides towards Test acknowledgment. The T20Is kick-begin the visit with the three T20Is played on February 23, 24 and 26. At that point the five ODIs go with the same pattern on March 2,4,7, 9 and 12.

“The Afghanistan arrangement is a noteworthy advance forward for Irish cricket as the visit is our first real visit as a Full Member,” Irish batsman Andrew Balbirnie said. “It will no uncertainty be a test for the whole squad – going up against Afghanistan in subcontinent conditions will require a dimension of alteration by both our batting and playing units.”

The Test coordinate is a huge occasion in the 2019 logbook for Ireland having officially passed up capability for the 50-over World Cup. They are likewise booked to play one more Test one year from now in July against England which will be a four-day undertaking.

“We are blessed that Graham Ford (Head Coach) has planned a batting camp in December which will furnish some of our batsmen with some presentation to those conditions,” Balbirne noted. “It will be especially gainful for a portion of the more youthful folks like Harry Tector and James McCollum who won’t have encountered Indian pitches.

“With the retirements this time of Ed Joyce, Niall O’Brien and John Anderson, we realize this is a year that will require the whole squad to venture up, and it will likewise show a portion of the more youthful folks with chances to assert some authority for national determination.”

  • 18 February: Ireland arrive
  • 23 February: 1st T20I – Ireland v Afghanistan
  • 24 February: 2nd T20I – Ireland v Afghanistan
  • 26 February: 3rd T20I – Ireland v Afghanistan
  • 2 March: 1st ODI – Ireland v Afghanistan
  • 4 March: 2nd ODI – Ireland v Afghanistan
  • 7 March: 3rd ODI – Ireland v Afghanistan
  • 9 March: 4th ODI – Ireland v Afghanistan
  • 12 March: 5th ODI – Ireland v Afghanistan
  • 17-21 March: Test Match – Ireland v Afghanistan
  • 22 March: Ireland depart



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