Ireland cricket team is all set to make their historical test debut against the top test cricket team of Pakistan. Both teams will face each other on May, 11th on the venue of Malahide. The interesting fact is that Pakistan has not been played any test match in the land of Irish yet. However, both teams have played an ODI match two years ago.
In the early days before the only test match between Ireland and Pakistan, the CEO has quoted few words to their hosted team.
We are delighted that Malahide has agreed to host this historic game against Pakistan
In the big games especially in the world cup matches, we saw the Ireland team always proved wrong the opposition to take them easily and has won many critical matches since their first world cup in 2007.
The squad for both teams has also been decided. Sarfraz Ahmed will lead the Pakistan cricket team while on the other hand, William Porterfield will be the captain of the Irish team.
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
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
For the Pakistan new talented Imam-ul-Haq will make his debut match. In his recent interview, he talked about the historical test match like that
It Would be a proud moment for me to play for Pakistan cricket team in test format.
The match will start at 11:00 AM LOCAL time on village Dublin cricket ground.