Ireland, Hong Kong begins T20 battles in Bready
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Ireland is set to battle Hong Kong is two-match Twenty20 International series starting September 5 (Monday) at Bready Cricket Club, Bready, Northern Ireland. Hong Kong who are at 17th in ICC T20I Team Rankings have opportunity to improve their ranking while host who are at 15th too will look to climb up in the ranking.
Fixture: Ireland vs Hong Kong, 1st T20I/ IRE vs HK
Time/Date: 08:00 PM IST/ 02:30 PM GMT/ 03:30 PM LOCAL/ 05 Sep
Venue: Bready Cricket Club, Bready, Northern Ireland
Ireland defeated Hong Kong in recently concluded Intercontinental Cup by 70 runs after posting 316 runs courtesy brilliant innings from Gary Wilson and William Porterfield who scored 95 and 88 run respectively.
Ireland have included two young cricketers in 13-man squad for T20Is, Lorcan Tucker and Joshua Little. Joshua Little is left-arm pacer while Lorcan Tucker is a wicket-keeper batsman. (Few big names omitted from Australia Squad touring South Africa)
Meanhwile, Hong Kong will look to improve their performance against Ireland. They have roped in Ehsan Khan and Shahid Wasif for their tour to Ireland and later to Scotland.
What is the full Squad of Ireland & Hong Kong for T20Is?
Ireland Squad: William Porterfield (capt), Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Kevin O’Brien, David Rankin, James Shannon, Sean Terry, Greg Thompson, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Craig Young
Hong Kong Squad: Babar Hayat (capt), Aizaz Khan, Tanwir Afzal, Nadeem Ahmed, Tanveer Ahmed, Chris Carter (wk), Ehsan Khan, Nizakat Khan, Waqas Khan, Adil Mehmood, Ehsan Nawaz, Anshuman Rath, Ninad Shah, Shahid Wasif
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