Ireland to host two T20 encounters with India this summer

Ireland to host two T20 encounters with India this summer

Ireland will host India for the first time since 2007 when the sides meet in two T20s this summer. In the one T20I these two teams have played together, India came out on top, and won the match by eight wickets.

Board of control for cricket in India (BCCI) has announced a tour to Ireland for Kohli and Company ahead of England series.

India will travel to Ireland for two T20Is in June prior to the England tour, that begins in July. Both games will be played in the Dublin suburb of Malahide, with the first encounter scheduled for Wednesday, June 27 and the second match two days later on Friday, June 29.

India took on the home side in a one-off ODI in Belfast, cruising to a nine-wicket win on the DLS Method on Rohit Sharma's debut.

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Cricket Ireland CEO Warren Deutrom said he was "most grateful" to BCCI.

The games will be the first T20 internationals for Ireland head coach Graham Ford, and the South African is relishing the prospect of pitting his wits against such high profile opposition. In addition to this, India will also be hosting the 2023 edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup.

It will be a busy and historic year for Ireland, who start 2018 with a four-match ODI series against UAE and Scotland this week. The three-Test rubber will be followed by six ODIs and three T20Is.

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