Ireland’s historic lone Test match take place in Malahide near Dublin against Pakistan on Friday (today). The match is scheduled to start at 3:00pm Pakistan Standard Time (PST). PTV Sports and Geo Sports are telecasting live fixture.
The hosts will look to do what no side has done in 141 years by winning their inaugural men’s Test when they face 7th ranked Pakistan.
Ireland’s dream of playing Test matches has taken as long as three hundred years to come true, as there are records of cricket being played in Ireland as early as 1731, with Dublin’s Phoenix Cricket Club founded in 1830, which is still going on.
Ireland Squad: William Porterfield (c), Andrew Balbirnie, Ed Joyce, Tyrone Kane, Andy McBrine, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O Brien, Niall O Brien, Boyd Rankin, Paul Stirling, James Shannon, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson, Craig Young
Pakistan Playing XI: Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Azhar Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Faheem Ashraf, Rahat Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Abbas