Ireland to play historic four-day Test match against England in July 2019 at Lord's

Ireland made their Test debut against Pakistan at Malahide in May and in 2019 they will head to London for a four-day match against England at the home of cricket from 24-27 July.

Agence France-Presse, Jul 19, 2018 17:29:35 IST

London: England's historic first Test match against Ireland will be played at Lord's in July 2019.

Ireland made their Test debut against Pakistan at Malahide in May and in 2019 they will head to London for a four-day match against England at the home of cricket from 24-27 July.

Ireland to play historic four-day Test match against England in July 2019 at Lords

Ireland played their first Test against Pakistan in May 2018. Image Courtesy: Twitter/@IrelandCricket

It will be the first ever meeting between the two local rivals in the game's longest format.

The clash is the precursor to next year's Ashes series between England and Australia, which begins at Edgbaston on 1 August.

Lord's hosts the second Ashes Test followed by Headingley, Old Trafford and the Oval.

ECB chief executive Tom Harrison said, "We fully supported the ICC's decision to award full membership to Cricket Ireland and we expect next summer's inaugural Test match at Lord's against our neighbours to be an historic celebration for all Irish cricket fans.

"It will also provide excellent Ashes preparation for England against an Irish team whose impressive performance against Pakistan earlier this year showed they can compete strongly in this form of the game."

Updated Date: Jul 19, 2018 17:29:35 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254