After the commencement of the World Cup 2019, England will be facing Ireland in the four-day Test to be played at the Lord’s from July 24-27, an announcement that was made by the Ireland Cricket on Monday. The Ireland team will be led by the Willian Porterfield against England. Both the teams will be playing a one-off match which will be preceded by a two day warm up against the Middlesex 2nd XI from July 18 to 19. The team will be constituting of Mark Adair, Gary Wilson and Craig Young have been who have been called-up for the one-off Test, while Stuart Poynter, George Dockrell, James Cameron-Dow and Barry McCarthy have been removed from the 14-member squad.
The historic nature of this Test match will not be lost on anyone
Talking about the same, the chairman of the selectors, Andrew White said “The historic nature of this Test match will not be lost on anyone however, the players will not be overawed by the occasion. I think we demonstrated the fight and talent we possess in the recent ODI against England at Malahide, and I expect the players will look to be just as competitive in the Test arena.”
Ireland got their full status by the ICC recently
Ireland who got the full member status by the International Cricket Council (ICC) will be playing their third Test. Ireland who have lost their first five wickets against Pakistan in Dublin in May 2018 after they had already a seven-wicket defeat against Afghanistan in Dehradun, India in May 2019.
The entire squad list consists of:
William Porterfield (captain), Mark Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Andrew McBrine, James McCollum, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Boyd Rankin, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Lorcan Tucker, Gary Wilson, Craig Young.