India will visit Ireland in June for a two-match T20I series in Malahide on June 26 and June 28.
On June 26 and 28, a second-string Indian cricket team will face Ireland in two Twenty20 Internationals in Malahide. Cricket Ireland has confirmed that the Indian team will visit Ireland in June for a two-match T20I series. However, top players such as all-format skipper Rohit Sharma, star batter Virat Kohli. First-choice wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant, and pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah are unlikely to play in the series. As the remaining one Test match from last year’s tour of England is scheduled to take place from July 1-5.
“This summer will be a ‘Season of Stars’ as India, New Zealand and Afghanistan tour Ireland, while we will play South Africa in Bristol. We’re set for the biggest home international season in Ireland ever!” Cricket Ireland tweeted.
India will kick off Ireland’s busy home summer with two Twenty20 Internationals before their tour to England, which begins with last summer’s rescheduled fifth Test at Edgbaston on July 1.
Following that, India will play six white-ball matches against England beginning July 7 (three T20Is and three ODIs).
2018 T20Is: India visit Ireland
India last visited Ireland in 2018, where they won a two-match T20I series 2-0.
“We are delighted to welcome back the India Men’s team for the first time since 2018. As well as the number one ranked ODI side – the Black Caps, who were last here in 2017,” said Warren Deutrom, Chief Executive of Cricket Ireland.
“The two T20I series against South Africa and Afghanistan are equally important. Given that we will soon be heading to a T20 WC. Gloucestershire Cricket Club has agreed to host the South African series, and we thank them for their cooperation.
“We decided to postpone both this year’s planned Zimbabwe tour in April and the home Bangladesh series until 2023. Despite these changes, we’re still hosting a record number of men’s cricket matches this year against some of the world’s best teams – with more exciting announcements about our women’s fixtures to come.” It is expected that the broadcast revenue from these two T20Is will help Ireland Cricket earn more money than the rest of the season’s matches against other countries.