With the potential of two Take a look at matches subsequent yr, together with a second towards England, Eire is on observe to finish their Take a look at match hiatus. Eire’s staff began taking part in Take a look at cricket very late and has performed solely three matches of their cricketing historical past, shedding all three of them. Their first sport was towards Pakistan in Could 2018, following which they confronted Afghanistan and England in 2019.
Following reviews that Cricket Eire is in early negotiations with the England and Wales Cricket Board about conducting a four- or five-day match previous to England’s summer season Ashes collection, the staff can be poised to play a Take a look at match towards both Sri Lanka or Pakistan in March subsequent yr, making it two within the calendar yr.
In response to a report by Belfast Telegraph, with England devoted to 6 Exams per summer season, and 5 matches scheduled to be performed between England and Australia like traditional, there’s headroom for one further, most actually as a warm-up for England in early June. As a result of Lords has beforehand hosted an Ashes Take a look at and the World Take a look at Championship remaining, a return to the famend venue is unlikely.
Eire acquired Take a look at standing in 2017
Since Trent Bridge and Ageas Bowl haven’t been named below the staff’s Take a look at match schedule, the 2 venues will probably be frontrunners for the Eire sport. Eire was given Take a look at standing in June 2017, and final performed within the yr July 2019 at Lord’s towards England which they misplaced by an enormous margin of 143 runs.
Batting first, Eire restricted the hosts to mere 85 runs and posted 207 runs of their first innings. England made a robust comeback within the second innings as they scored 303 runs, and dished out the guests’ lineup for simply 38 runs to seize a powerful victory.
Within the limited-overs format, Eire is about to host India for 2 T20Is in June, adopted by New Zealand for a three-match T20I collection, and as many ODIs in July. They’ll be welcoming South Africa in August for a few T20I matches, adopted by inviting Afghanistan in the identical month for a five-match T20I collection earlier than beginning their preparations for the ICC T20 World Cup.