Ireland plays three T20Is against UAE in Dubai: Cricket Ireland confirmed today that it will play a preparation match against Scotland and an international T20 three-cushion series against the United Arab Emirates at the ICC Academy in Dubai as part of a preparation camp ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup in October.
The games were officially announced this morning by the Emirates Cricket Board as part of the DafaNews Summer T20 Blast, a series of games between October 5-10 that included the United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Scotland, Namibia, and Papua New Guinea. The Emirates Cricket Board will confirm broadcast details for the series shortly.
The Ireland team will head to the United Arab Emirates tomorrow and undergo a mandatory six-day quarantine in a hotel before they can start training.
Pre-T20 World Cup – preparation period
• 5 October 2021: Ireland v Scotland – warm-up match (ICC Academy Oval 2; start 9 am local time)
• 7 October 2021: Ireland v UAE – 1st T20I (ICC Academy Oval 1; start 9 am local time)
• 8 October 2021: Ireland v UAE – 2nd T20I (ICC Academy Oval 1; start 9 am local time)
• 10 October 2021: Ireland v UAE – 3rd T20I (ICC Academy Oval 1; start 9 am local time)
T20 World Cup – Round 1
• 18 October 2021: Ireland v Netherlands (Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi; starts 10 am GMT)
• 20 October 2021: Ireland v Sri Lanka (Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi; starts 2 pm GMT)
• 22 October 2021: Ireland v Namibia (Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah; starts 10 am GMT)
The two best teams from the first round advance to the group stage.
A preliminary squad of 18 players was recently announced, which will be reduced to 15 for the T20 World Cup tournament, but the other three players will continue to travel to the United Arab Emirates as reserves.
Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Graham Kennedy, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Kevin O’Brien, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young.
Click here: Sunil Gavaskar Wants Sanju Samson To Work On His Temperament
Read more about: Dale Steyn believes that the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) is down but not out in IPL 2021
Visit also: Rohit Sharma 3 Sixes Away From Becoming First Indian To Join Elite List: IPL 2021