Shortly after their limited-overs series in the Caribbean and involvement in March’s World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, Ireland’s jam-packed itinerary will extend into May when they play host to Sri Lanka for two One-Day Internationals.
Phil Simmons will bring his Ireland squad to the Caribbean in the New Year to take part in the revamped Nagico Super50 tournament as they continue to solidify their quest to join the top table of international cricket.
When Afghanistan and Ireland meet in the final of the ICC Intercontinental Cup this week plenty is at stake. Ireland are chasing a hat-trick of tournament wins this year while Afghanistan are the reigning champions and yet to be beaten in this format.
Trent Johnston marked his final international match before retirement by hitting 62 off 32 balls and then taking three for 34 as Ireland beat Afghanistan in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier.