India to play two T20s in Ireland before tour of England
Last Updated: 10 Jan 2018 05:00 PM
- 2018 promises to be an eventful year for all Indian cricket fans as the Indian team will travel to host of nations to stamp their dominance on overseas conditions.
- Soon after the completion of freedom series against South Africa, Virat Kohli & Co. will travel to Sri Lanka for a Tri-nation T20 series to mark Lanka’s 70th year of independence.
- The Indian players will then join their respective franchise on their return from emerald isle for the 11th edition of the much-awaited Indian Premier League (IPL). The T20 extravaganza will begin in the first week of April and is scheduled to end in last week of May.
- Once the IPL is done and dusted, Indian team was expected to fly to England in July for a fully-fledged series after break of one month
- But, now the BCCI has announced a T20 series against Ireland
- The two teams will play 2 T20 matches on June 27 and June 29 in Dublin.
- India last toured Ireland in 2007 for a one-off ODI game in Belfast which the visitors won by 9-wicket via D/L method.
- India have played Ireland just once in the shortest format of the game when the two sides met in Nottingham during the ICC T20 World Cup in 2009.
- This series will also benefit the visitors to get used to British conditions before the high-voltage showdown against England.
First Published: 10 Jan 2018 05:00 PM