Good news for Afghanistan and Ireland cricket. Fans will shout for their team in international cricket arena once again. Ireland will face Afghanistan in five match one-day series at Belfast’s Stormont ground in July. officials announced on Tuesday. Both teams belong World’s non-test or Associate nations.
Afghanistan impressed during the recent World Twenty20 in India, where they caused losing finalists England to suffer a top-order collapse and beat eventual champions the West Indies in a group match. For Ireland, the July 10-19 series will be their first five-match campaign and comes in a home season that also sees them playing two Test nations in Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
“We’re certainly getting close to the amount and variety of fixtures we need to continue our international development. The more games we play in varying conditions the more we learn and grow as a cricketing nation,” Ireland coach John Bracewell said. The former New Zealand off-spinner added, “I expect the five game series against Afghanistan will be tough and fiercely competitive.”