Durham speedster Mark Wood has been named in the England squad for the upcoming One-Day International series against Ireland and South Africa followed by the Champions Trophy to be played in June and July.
International Cricket Council has warned Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi and fast bowler Dawlat Zadran following their misconduct in the recently concluded Intercontinental Cup clash against Ireland in Greater Noida.
After Rashid Khan's four-wicket haul restricted Ireland to 229, Rahmat Shah scored a blistering century to help Afghanistan complete the chase in 48.4 overs with seven wickets in hand to seal the series 3-2.
Kevin O'Brien made a grand comeback as he slammed an unbeaten 72 and also picked four wickets as Ireland went on to defeat Afghanistan by three wickets in the fourth One-Day International in Greater Noida to level the series 2-2.
Paul Striling and Andy Balbirnie scored 99 and an unbeaten 85 respectively as Ireland chased down 265 against Afghanistan to seal a six-wicket win in the third One-Day International in Greater Noida to remain alive in the series.
Asghar Stanikzai led from the front with a century as Afghanistan managed to defend a total of 339 by 34 runs overcoming a blistering 95 and a six-wicket haul from Paul Stirling in the second One-Day International against Ireland in Greater Noida to secure a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.
Four wicket hauls from Dawlat Zadran and Rashid Khan proved crucial as Afghanistan defend 293 runs against Ireland successfully and sealed a 30-run win in the first One-Day International in Greater Noida.
Mohammad Nabi and Mohammad Shahzad scored 89 and 72 runs respectively as Afghanistan defended a total of 234 runs successfully and secured a 28-run victory against Ireland in the third Twenty20 International in Greater Noida to wrap up the series 3-0.
Najeeb Tarakai scored a brilliant 58-ball 90 while Rashid Khan demolished Ireland with a five-wicket haul as Afghanistan completed a 17-run win in the rain-affected second Twenty20 International in Greater Noida to seal a 2-0 series victory.
Samiullah Shenwari scored a blistering fifty while Mohammad Shahzad contributed with 47 runs as Afghanistan completed a chase of 166 runs in 18 overs with six wickets in hand to go 1-0 up in the series.
Ireland sealed a comfortable eight wicket win chasing a target of 203 runs after William Porterfield and Andy Balbirnie notched half-centuries in the second One-Day International against United Arab Emirates in Dubai to wrap up the series 2-0.
William Porterfield led from the front with a brilliant century as Ireland managed to seal a 85-run victory in the first One-Day International against United Arab Emirates in Dubai despite a terrific six-wicket haul from Zahoor Khan.
After a 98 from Kim Garth set Ireland Women to 218 for seven, the bowlers managed to keep Thailand Women in check, restricting them to 172 for nine in the chase during the 16th match of ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier in Colombo.
Deepti Sharma and Thirush Kamini shared a 174-run opening stand as India Women came up with a clinical all-round display to seal a 125-run win over Ireland Women in the 11th match of ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier in Colombo to progress to the next round.