Afghanistan to Tour Ireland for 5 T20Is in August
Kabul, 23 March 2022: Afghanistan Cricket Board today confirmed that the dates and venues for the five T20Is for the Ireland tour are confirmed. Afghanistan Senior Men’s Team will tour Ireland to play 5 T20Is with the home side from August 9 to 17 in Stormont.
Afghanistan's tour was initially scheduled to include a Test match and three ODIs, but the tour was rescheduled to a later date with both sides looking to maximize their T20 cricket exposure in the lead-up to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in October.
ACB CEO Naseeb Khan: “Afghanistan have ample experience of playing Ireland for over one decade, and it’s turning out to be a nice rivalry between the two teams. The confirmation of the dates for the series is a positive sight, as part of our build-up to the T20 World Cup in Australia. At the same time, we are looking forward to rescheduling our multi-format (a test and three ODIs) tour of Ireland in the near future”
Afghanistan last played Ireland in a T20I series in March 2021 in Greater Noida, India with Afghanistan winning the three-match series 2-1. Moreover, both teams have met 19 times before in men’s T20Is, with Afghanistan dominating the head-to-head record by winning 14 of these games (Ireland won 4, one game ended as no result).
Ireland v Afghanistan men’s T20I series:
9 August: Ireland v Afghanistan, 1st T20I (Stormont)
11 August: Ireland v Afghanistan, 2nd T20I (Stormont)
12 August: Ireland v Afghanistan, 3rd T20I (Stormont)
15 August: Ireland v Afghanistan, 4th T20I (Stormont)
17 August: Ireland v Afghanistan, 5th T20I (Stormont)