After a significant gap of more than five years, Pakistan revealed that they will play against Ireland in a T20I series in May.

Pakistan had recently announced its schedule for the T20I tour of Ireland. Ireland will host Pakistan at Clontarf on May 10th, 12th, and 14th for the T20I series.

Pakistan’s recent tour to Ireland comes ahead of a jam-packed few months for Pakistan cricket. Before departing for Ireland, they will host New Zealand for a five-match T20I series starting on April 18th and culminating on April 27th.

Notably, following their Irish tour, Pakistan will travel to England for another four T20I matches, beginning on May 22nd.

Unfortunately, Pakistan’s previously planned three-match T20I series against the Netherlands in May was postponed indefinitely last November at the request of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Citing scheduling conflicts and player workload concerns, the PCB opted to reschedule the series for a future date.

Meanwhile, Ireland heads into this series on the back of mixed results against Afghanistan earlier this month in the United Arab Emirates. While they emerged victorious in their first Test win in Abu Dhabi, they fell short in both the subsequent ODI and T20I series.

The upcoming series marks a return to Ireland for Pakistan after a significant gap. Their last visit came in 2018, in Ireland’s historic inaugural Test match. Significantly, that encounter also marked the most recent meeting between the two sides across any format. 

After their T20I encounter, both teams will be facing each other again on June 16th in the group stage matches of the T20 World Cup.

Last Updated on March 29, 2024