Tomorrow morning at 4.30am (GMT), the first ball will be bowled in the Ireland Men cricket team’s first-ever overseas Test match – against Afghanistan at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun and the anticipation for the occasion is not just contained to the fans.
"The rivalry between these two teams is what sets this one apart from others, both sides will go in believing they can come out on top."— ICC (@ICC) 14 March 2019
Ireland are ready for their first overseas Test! #AFGvIRE
Afghanistan’s 16-member squad for the only Test against Ireland: Asghar Afghan(captain), Mohammad Shahzad (wicket-keeper), Ihsanullah Janat, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Nasir Jamal, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Ikram Alikhail, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Wafadar Momand, Yamin Ahmadzai, Sharafudin Ashraf, Waqar Salamkhail, Zahir Khan and Sayed Shirzad.
Ireland Squad: William Porterfield (Captain), Andrew Balbirnie, James Cameron-Dow, George Dockrell, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Lorcan Tucker
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