18-Jan-2018

India to tour Ireland for T20Is

NEW DELHI Jan 11: The Indian cricket team will travel to Ireland to play two T20Is prior to their tour of England in July. The two T20Is will be held in Dublin on June 27 and June 29, 2018, stated a BCCI release.
 
India last toured Ireland in 2007 when they played an ODI at Belfast, which the visitors won by nine wickets (D/L method). India have played Ireland just once in the T20 format when the two sides met in Nottingham during the 2009 ICC World T20.
 
Ireland will also be hosting the country's inaugural Test match against Pakistan later this year. The side, who have been playing one-day internationals since 2006, were handed Test status in June 2017, along with Afghanistan, and will make their debut in the five-day format in the May 11-15 match.
 
Cricket has been played in Ireland for nearly 200 years but it was not until 1969 that they made the rest of the world game take notice when they bowled out the West Indies for just 25 at Sion Mills in a televised match.
 
Ireland has since established themselves during the course of several World Cups, recording one-day international wins over Pakistan, the West Indies and England.