Cricket Ireland announces home games, India will play a two-game T20I series in June 2022.

Ireland Men will play a white ball series against India, New Zealand, South Africa and Afghanistan over a two-month period, starting June 26 in Malahide.

national team of Ireland in cricket. (Photo source: Twitter)

This summer will be ‘Star Season’ – the biggest domestic international cricket season seen by Irish fans. The Irish men’s senior team will play four full members during the domestic international season of 15 games against teams that feature many of the world’s best players. Ireland Men will play a series with white balls IndiaNew Zealand, South Africa and Afghanistan over a two-month period, starting June 26 in Malahide.

13 games will be played on international courts in Ireland, while the men’s series against South Africa will be hosted at The Bristol County Ground in Bristol. The three-match ODI series between the Irish Men and New Zealand – the best-ranked ODI team in the world – will be part of the ICC World Cup Super League, which will be a key set of matches in the qualifying campaign for the 2023 World Cup in Ireland. The men’s visit to India replicates a two-game series hosted in Malachide in 2018 in front of a sold-out crowd amid the heat of that summer.

The five-game T20I series against Afghanistan is currently being finalized, and dates and venues will be announced soon. Tickets will soon go on sale for all seats and will be published on the Cricket Ireland website, on social media channels and in our eNewsletter (sign up here).

With ‘Star Season’ to be screened in Ireland, a full list of matches for Ireland for women will soon be published – and will feature the largest number of domestic international senior national teams, against the top opposition. This will include an exciting set of matches at Bready that will surely attract fans from all over Ireland.

Further updates of international cricket

  • The planned multi-format men’s series against Bangladesh for 2022 has been moved to the summer of 2023;
  • Scheduled domestic test matches and ODI against Afghanistan scheduled for 2022 will be moved to a future date (TB dates); and
  • The proposed men’s tour of Zimbabwe in April 2022 has been moved to early 2023.

Warren Deutrom, CEO of Cricket Ireland, said:

“2022. will be the biggest summer of international cricket ever in Ireland, with Irish cricket fans who will be able to enjoy watching some of the world’s best players at the show.

“We are just happy to be back India The men’s national team for the first time since 2018, as well as the first-placed ODI side – Black Caps, who were last here in 2017. Equally important, given that we will soon go to the T20 World Cup, are two T20I series against South Africa and Afghanistan. We thank the Gloucestershire Cricket Club for agreeing to host the South African series.

“Tickets will go on sale soon, as well as relaunching our membership program to give fans even better ways to get involved and enjoy our great game. We are also looking forward to announcing our international women’s program soon, which will herald a new era in Irish women’s cricket.

“Arranging and distributing equipment is always a complicated process given the limitations of our facility. These challenges require juggling around the load on our international pitches, the cost of visiting and touring, the needs of host clubs, reciprocity with opponents, scheduling our elite domestic competitions, cost-effective matches and leading our men’s and women’s teams around the island. Of course, Covid also played his part in moving the sands of FTP.

Taking all this into account, we decided to postpone this year’s planned tour of Zimbabwe in April and the domestic series in Bangladesh for 2023. This will help mitigate some of these factors, spread the cost of men’s cricket to two years, and also expand the workload during 2022 and 2023, especially since the postponement of the World Cup until the end of the year left us to fulfill the domestic season of 2023. Even with these changes, this year we still hold a record amount of men’s cricket against some of the world’s best teams – with even more exciting announcements around our women’s matches.

“More importantly, with the full audience allowed to return, we look forward to seeing the fans return to the field. We thank our fellow ICC members, provincial unions, host clubs and our partners for supporting us in putting this program together – with so many great teams and big names performing in Ireland, this will truly be a star-studded season. ”

Ireland International schedule for men

Ireland Men vs. India Men T20I Series

  • Sunday, June 26: Ireland v. India, 1All T20I (malahide) *
  • Tuesday, June 28: Ireland v. India, 2nd T20I (malahide) *

* Subject to license

Ireland Men vs. New Zealand Men Series

  • Sunday, July 10: Ireland – New Zealand, 1All ODI (malahide)
  • Tuesday, July 12: Ireland – New Zealand, 2nd ODI (malahide)
  • Friday, July 15: Ireland – New Zealand, 3rd ODI (malahide)
  • Monday, July 18: Ireland – New Zealand, 1All T20I (Stormont)
  • Wednesday, July 20: Ireland – New Zealand, 2nd T20I (Stormont)
  • Friday, July 22: Ireland – New Zealand, 3rd T20I (Stormont)

Ireland Men vs. South Africa Men T20I Series

  • Wednesday, August 3: Ireland v. South Africa, 1All T20I (Bristol)
  • Friday, August 5: Ireland v. South Africa, 2nd T20I (Bristol)

Announcements of upcoming matches

Cricket Ireland will announce the Ireland Women’s program, as well as the men’s Inter-Provincial Series and women’s Arachas Super Series dates.

Points of interest at summer international matches

Men’s series Ireland vs. India

  • This will be India’s first visit to Ireland by Ireland since June 2018 where the parties played a T20I series of two games at Malachide (India won 2-0, see scorecards)
  • India Men are second in the world in T20I cricket (Ireland is currently 15th.th)
  • Ireland and India have met three times before in men’s cricket T20I and India have won all three matches
  • Ireland and India first played an international match in 1936 at College Park in Dublin

Men’s series Ireland vs. New Zealand

  • This will be New Zealand men’s first visit to Ireland since May 2017 where the parties played an ODI tri-series with Bangladesh at Malachide (New Zealand beat Ireland twice)
  • New Zealand ‘s men are number one in the world in ODI cricket (Ireland is currently 11th.th) and 4th in cricket T20I
  • Ireland and New Zealand have met four times before in men’s ODI cricket, and New Zealand has won all four matches.
  • Ireland and New Zealand have already met once in men’s cricket T20I, and New Zealand has won
  • Ireland and New Zealand first played an international match in 1937 at Rathmines in Dublin; the parties met a total of 15 times in all formats

Ireland against the South African Men’s Series

  • South Africa will visit England in the summer of 2022, and Ireland will use their presence to play two T20Is against the South African side in the English place (The County Ground in Bristol)
  • The last visit of South African men to Ireland was in 2021 where the teams played three ODIs (1-1 series) and three T20Is (South Africa 3-0)
  • South African men are fifth in the world in T20I cricket
  • Ireland and South Africa have met three times before in men’s cricket T20I, and South Africa has won all three matches.
  • Ireland and South Africa first played an international match in 1894 at Rathmines in Dublin; the parties met a total of 24 times in all formats

Men’s series Ireland vs. Afghanistan

  • The men’s last visit to Afghanistan by Ireland was in May 2019, although the parties last played the T20I Series in March 2020 (Afghanistan 2-1) in Greater Noida, India
  • Afghanistan Men rank eighth in the world in T20I cricket
  • Ireland and Afghanistan have met 19 times before in men’s T20I cricket, and Afghanistan has won 14 of these matches (Ireland has won 4, one without a result)
  • Ireland and Afghanistan first played an international match in 2009; the parties met a total of 55 times in all formats

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