India to tour Ireland for two T20Is before England series

Lynette Rowe
January 11, 2018

India will play two Twenty20 Internationals against Ireland, BCCI's acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said in a media advisory on Wednesday.

Ireland are now 18th in the International Cricket Council T20 rankings but head coach Graham Ford senses an opportunity for several of his players to make a name for themselves against third-ranked India.

Due to take place in Malahide on 27 and 29 June, the games will mark the first visit of India to these shores since 2007. Thereafter, India will play five Tests, three ODIs and three T20I against England.

On that occasion the visitors cruised to a nine-wicket victory in a rain-interrupted one day worldwide (ODI) in Belfast.

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Cricket Ireland CEO Warren Deutrom said he was "most grateful" to BCCI.

Talking about the T20Is, India has faced off against Ireland only once in the history of the game.

"We are sure crowds will be keen to get a rare glimpse of some of the sport's T20 superstars in the height of summer in Dublin". In addition to this, India will also be hosting the 2023 edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup. The tour starts on July 3 and ends on September 11. The Indian team is now touring South Africa for a three-match Test series, six-match ODI series and a three-match T20I series. They lost the first Test in Cape Town.

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