Photo Credit: Afghanistan Cricket Board
Afghanistan Cricket Board today confirmed that the dates and venues for the five T20Is for the Ireland tour are confirmed. Afghanistan Senior Men’s Team will tour Ireland to play 5 T20Is with the home side from August 9 to 17 in Stormont.
Afghanistan’s tour was initially scheduled to include a Test match and three ODIs, but the tour was rescheduled to a later date with both sides looking to maximize their T20 cricket exposure in the lead-up to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in October.
ACB CEO Naseeb Khan: “Afghanistan have ample experience of playing Ireland for over one decade, and it’s turning out to be a nice rivalry between the two teams. The confirmation of the dates for the series is a positive sight, as part of our build-up to the T20 World Cup in Australia. At the same time, we are looking forward to rescheduling our multi-format (a test and three ODIs) tour of Ireland in the near future”
Afghanistan last played Ireland in a T20I series in March 2021 in Greater Noida, India with Afghanistan winning the three-match series 2-1. Moreover, both teams have met 19 times before in men’s T20Is, with Afghanistan dominating the head-to-head record by winning 14 of these games (Ireland won 4, one game ended as no result).
Ireland v Afghanistan men’s T20I series:
9 August: Ireland v Afghanistan, 1st T20I (Stormont)
11 August: Ireland v Afghanistan, 2nd T20I (Stormont)
12 August: Ireland v Afghanistan, 3rd T20I (Stormont)
15 August: Ireland v Afghanistan, 4th T20I (Stormont)
17 August: Ireland v Afghanistan, 5th T20I (Stormont)