Eire are set to don the white kits of Take a look at cricket as soon as once more as they are going to sq. off towards Bangladesh of their upcoming tour. The plans have been confirmed by Cricket Eire as they will even play ODI and T20I collection as a part of the Sub-continent tour. Eire’s solely Take a look at match got here in 2019 once they performed England and have been overwhelmed comprehensively.
What are the plans?
Eire’s first-ever full tour to Bangladesh will see them play three One Day Internationals and three T20 Internationals, earlier than the tour concludes with a one-off Take a look at in Mirpur.
The Take a look at match would be the fourth in Eire’s historical past, and their first since dealing with England at Lord’s in 2019.
“We’re delighted to substantiate Eire Males’s seven-match, multi-format tour of Bangladesh – and thank the BCB for his or her cooperation and help in agreeing to this month-long tour,” Warren Deutrom, Chief Government of Cricket Eire, stated.
“For the reason that two sides first met in 1997, there was an ideal on-field rivalry fashioned and we stay up for what seems set to be one other aggressive collection.
“Of specific curiosity to gamers and followers alike will little question be the final fixture on the schedule – the match marks Eire’s return to enjoying Take a look at cricket. It is going to undoubtedly be a difficult expertise in Asian circumstances for our squad, however will probably be invaluable to our gamers’ growth understanding that we are going to be enjoying quite a lot of cricket in Asia over the approaching years.”
Eire and Bangladesh have met 20 instances earlier than, with the head-to-head document standing 9-3 within the Tigers’ favor in ODIs and 3-2 of their favor in T20Is.
However this tour represents a brand new step within the relationship between the 2, with Eire by no means beforehand having undertaken a senior tour of such magnitude.
“Eire’s go to to Bangladesh is one other thrilling occasion in our residence season after the collection’ towards India and England,” Bangladesh Cricket Board CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury stated.
“The BCB and Cricket Eire have a cordial and powerful relationship and the 2 boards have labored very intently to rearrange this bilateral tour regardless of the challenges of a busy worldwide calendar. That is additionally an announcement of the BCB’s dedication to the ICC Future Excursions Programme.”
And Eire’s Excessive-Efficiency Director of Cricket, Richard Holdsworth, added:
“Below the Future Excursions Program we shall be enjoying quite a lot of cricket in Asia, so these matches are helpful experiences for our gamers’ growth – in addition to a possibility to get an perception into the group we shall be enjoying in our final World Cup Tremendous League matches in Might.
White-Ball Cricket additionally on provide
“Whereas the white-ball fixtures shall be keenly watched, undoubtedly most curiosity shall be within the Take a look at Match on the backend of the tour. Our return to enjoying Take a look at cricket could be very welcome, and will probably be the primary of some Assessments in 2023. Because of the Bangladesh Cricket Board for working with us on placing collectively an ideal schedule.”
18 March: Bangladesh Males v Eire Males – 1st ODI (SICS, Sylhet)
20 March: Bangladesh Males v Eire Males – 2nd ODI (SICS, Sylhet)
23 March: Bangladesh Males v Eire Males – third ODI (SICS, Sylhet)
27 March: Bangladesh Males v Eire Males – 1st T20I (ZACS, Chattogram)
29 March: Bangladesh Males v Eire Males – 2nd T20I (ZACS, Chattogram)
31 March: Bangladesh Males v Eire Males – third T20I (ZACS, Chattogram)
4-8 April: Bangladesh Males v Eire Males – Take a look at Match (SBNCS, Dhaka)
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