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Ireland Wolves to play Bangladesh in England ZZZZ11:29 amZZZZ
Ireland Wolves will provide warm-up opposition for Bangladesh ahead of their three World Cup Super League clashes with Ireland in Essex.
Ireland lose series ZZZZ11:02 pmZZZZ
Curtis Campher added a smidgeon of respectability to Ireland’s latest defeat in Chattogram yesterday with a battling half-century but a 77-run victory and with it a 2-0 lead in the three-match series was the least Bangladesh deserved.
Familiar story says Stirling as Ireland struggle ZZZZ5:46 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling admitted that the rain interruption and reduced overs target helped Ireland get closer than they would have if the first T20 international against Bangladesh in Chattogram had gone the full distance.
Ireland Lose Opener. ZZZZ12:25 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling praised his Ireland attack for battling back after a horror start to the first of three T20 internationals in Chattogram yesterday, but Bangladesh still ran out comfortable winners by 22 runs (DLS) in a rain-effected clash.
Ireland flattered by 22 run margin in T20 defeat. ZZZZ8:11 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling admitted that the rain interruption and reduced overs target helped Ireland get closer than they would have if the first T20 international against Bangladesh in Chattogram had gone the full distance.
Ireland try change of captain for T20 clashes with Bangladesh ZZZZ1:21 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling will captain Ireland in this week’s T20 series against Bangladesh, which gets under way in Chattogram on Monday morning, after it was announced that Andrew Balbirnie is to be ‘rested’.
Stirling in charge for T20s ZZZZ1:19 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling will captain Ireland in the first of three T20 internationals against Bangladesh in Chattogram today as skipper Andy Balbirnie recharges his batteries ahead of a busy schedule of Test matches and World Cup qualifiers.
Mayes ready to answer Ireland's call ZZZZ1:15 amZZZZ
Ireland could introduce their second NCU debutant in this week’s T20 internationals against Bangladesh in Chattogram and Tom Mayes is ready if called upon.
Stirling to captain Ireland in T20I series ZZZZ7:54 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling will take the captain's armband from Andrew Balbirnie for the upcoming T20I series against Bangladesh this week.
Ireland Humbled ZZZZ12:54 amZZZZ
Ireland can start checking out the visa requirements to visit Zimbabwe in June because after a humbling 10-wicket defeat by Bangladesh in Sylhet last night there appears to be no chance of Andy Balbirnie’s side avoiding the World Cup qualifiers
Balbirnie admits batting group failures ZZZZ10:46 amZZZZ
Andrew Balbirnie admitted the batting group has not been good enough as Ireland crashed to their first ever 10 wickets defeat in a one-day international, against Bangladesh in Sylhet.
No excuses for Ireland ZZZZ2:21 amZZZZ
Curtis Campher admits that Ireland will have no excuses for not performing on the remainder of their tour in Bangladesh which continues today with the third and final one-day international in Sylhet.
Odds against Ireland ZZZZ2:18 amZZZZ
IF Andy Balbirnie can lead his side to victory in the third one-day international in Sylhet today he will not only claim a share of the series at 1-1 but also become the first Ireland captain to taste success in Bangladesh.
Rain saves Ireland ZZZZ2:41 amZZZZ
Heavy rain led to the abandonment of the second one-day international in Sylhet last night and probably saved Ireland from a second heavy defeat by Bangladesh after the home side posted a whopping 349-6 from 50 overs.
Ireland live to fight another day ZZZZ2:39 amZZZZ
It was another hard day in the field for Ireland but they live to fight another day after the second one-day international against Bangladesh in Sylhet was abandoned as a no result.
Hume backing Ireland to bounce back ZZZZ2:33 amZZZZ
Graham Hume insists Ireland can bounce back from their opening game batting collapse to give themselves a chance of winning the one-day series  against Bangladesh in Sylhet.
Humphreys in line for debut ZZZZ2:27 amZZZZ
Andy Balbirnie and his fellow batters have an early chance to avenge Saturday’s crushing 183-run defeat in Sylhet today when Ireland face Bangladesh in the second of a three-match one-day international series.
Ireland were 'Bang average' in defeat, admits Balbirnie   ZZZZ9:19 amZZZZ
Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie admitted they will “have to bat much better” if they are to rescue the one-day international series against Bangladesh in Sylhet after slumping to a 183 runs defeat in yesterday’s first game.
Hauritz at home ZZZZ4:35 pmZZZZ
Ireland have opted to leave spin bowling coach Nathan Hauritz in Dublin for the first portion of their Asian tour.
Ireland given reality check by Bangladesh ZZZZ3:41 pmZZZZ
At least Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for this year's World Cup will rely on English conditions because if they had to beat Bangladesh in their own back yard, they would be virtually nil.
The Phoney War ZZZZ6:23 amZZZZ
The Phoney War starts in Sylhet today when Ireland take on hosts Bangladesh in the first of three one-day internationals that precede a far more important series between the sides that has been confirmed for Chelmsford in early May.
India series finally confirmed ZZZZ3:10 amZZZZ
It's a happy St Patrick's Day for Ireland as a three-match T20I series against India is finally announced.
Ireland opt for tried and tested in Bangladesh opener ZZZZ1:50 pmZZZZ
Heinrich Malan will resist the temptation to give ODI debuts to the uncapped quartet in his squad ahead of the tour opener on Saturday.
Winning start for Ireland in Bangladesh ZZZZ6:29 amZZZZ
Ireland enjoyed the almost perfect warm-up match ahead of their first one-day international in Sylhet on Saturday with a 77 runs (DLS) victory over a Bangladesh Cricket Board XI.
Ireland beat Bangladesh XI in warm-up game ZZZZ4:26 amZZZZ
Curtis Campher and Paul Stirling scored half centuries as Ireland beat a BCB XI by 77 runs (DLS) in a warm-up game ahead of their ODI series.
Historic Test series for Ireland ZZZZ6:25 amZZZZ
A CLASH with the Indian Premier League has ensured Ireland of their first Test series in Sri Lanka next month.
Bonus Test for Ireland in Sri Lanka ZZZZ11:38 amZZZZ
Ireland now look set to play two Tests in Sri Lanka in a revised schedule next month.
Malan set to miss Sri Lanka section of tour ZZZZ2:55 amZZZZ
Heinrich Malan is set to miss the Sri Lanka section of Ireland's Asia tour which has just begun.
Humphreys looking to hit the highs ZZZZ2:32 amZZZZ
There was no one more surprised than Matthew Humphreys when he got the phone call from Ireland chairman of selectors Andrew White to tell him he would be spending the next seven weeks in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
End of the line for Delany? ZZZZ3:05 amZZZZ
David Delany's international career could well be over despite a fast-bowling crisis having appeared to hand the Clontarf paceman a lifeline.
McCarthy injury blow for Ireland ZZZZ1:47 amZZZZ
Ireland have been dealt another blow ahead of their tour of Bangladesh with Barry McCarthy ruled out with a knee injury.
Little and Olphert ruled out of Bangladesh tour ZZZZ12:24 amZZZZ
Josh Little and Conor Olphert have been ruled out of the tour to Bangladesh which gets under way next week.
Little scoops top accolade ZZZZ8:07 amZZZZ
Josh Little has plenty to look forward to 2023 but he has been honoured for his performances in 2022 when he was named Ireland Men’s International  Player of the Year.
Dockrell and McCarthy big winners in contract deals ZZZZ8:11 amZZZZ
George Dockrell and Barry McCarthy are the big winners in the new Cricket Ireland contracts with both given two-year deals as Ireland prepare for their busiest ever period of action.
Ireland contracts confirmed ZZZZ2:54 pmZZZZ
Ireland have announced their player contracts ahead of their tours of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Little and Tector to battle it out for International Men's award ZZZZ9:24 pmZZZZ
Josh Little and Harry Tector are set to battle it out for the Ireland Men's International Player of the Year on Friday night.
Stirling signs for Birmingham Bears ZZZZ9:05 pmZZZZ
Paul Stirling will play once again for the Birmingham Bears aka Warwickshire in the T20 Blast this summer.
Wolves schedule culled ZZZZ2:26 amZZZZ
Ireland Wolves will have NO fixtures for the 2023 home season.
Little ruled out of Pakistan Super League ZZZZ1:36 amZZZZ
Josh Little won't play any part in the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League.
Stirling to miss Tests ZZZZ10:44 amZZZZ
Paul Stirling will not be playing in Ireland’s next two Test matches as the Ireland selectors have identified the World Cup Super League games against Bangladesh in May as the priority in the upcoming months.
Stirling left out of Ireland Test squads ZZZZ11:31 pmZZZZ
Paul Stirling has been left out of Ireland’s squad for the Test matches against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Indian summer for Ireland ZZZZ1:31 amZZZZ
India will travel to Ireland to play three T20 Internationals in a further boost for the sport.
South Africa penalty opens door for Ireland ZZZZ11:58 amZZZZ
South Africa have been deducted one point for their slow over rate in the third ODI against England, meaning a clean sweep for Ireland against Bangladesh in May could mean automatic World Cup qualification.
Stadium boost for Ireland? ZZZZ12:33 amZZZZ
There could be good news on the horizon for Irish cricket after the Sunday Times reported that the proposed new stadium at Abbotstown has moved a step forward.
Zimbabwe tour averages ZZZZ8:40 amZZZZ
A closely fought tour saw honours even in the one-day series, while the hosts edged the T20 matches by a 2-1 margin.
Ireland Test exile set to end ZZZZ1:19 amZZZZ
Ireland will play a Test match for the first time in nearly four years when the men’s team takes on Bangladesh in Dhaka in early April at the end of a month-long multi-format tour.
Spoils shared as rain ruins ODI decider ZZZZ1:17 amZZZZ
Only 13 overs were possible in the final one-day international between Zimbabwe and Ireland as rain had the final say in Harare.
Campher tips the odds ZZZZ10:53 pmZZZZ
Curtis Campher has not had the biggest impact on Ireland’s tour of Zimbabwe so far, but the flick of the all-rounder’s fingertips on Saturday has set up today’s one-day international series decider at the Harare Sports Club.
Bangladesh and Ireland confirm Test match ZZZZ5:41 amZZZZ
Ireland will play its first Test match in nearly four years when they tour Bangladesh in March and April.
Little on the money ZZZZ10:48 pmZZZZ
Zimbabwe got a taste of just why the Gujarat Titans paid $500,000 for two months of the services of Josh Little. Ireland’s star bowler returned a career best 4-38 as he drove his team to a 46-run victory in the second game of the ODI series in Harare.
Irish centuries in vain ZZZZ12:29 amZZZZ
Andy Balbirnie and Harry Tector scored top quality centuries but then watched their fine work go to waste as Zimbabwe scrambled to a thrilling last-ball victory in the first of three ODIs.
Joy and pain for Balbirnie in Ireland defeat ZZZZ12:20 amZZZZ
Andy Balbirnie experienced joy and pain on his 200th game for Ireland, able to celebrate his eighth one-day international century but having to leave the field with suspected concussion 21 runs later.
Commins replaces Balbirnie in Ireland squad ZZZZ10:25 amZZZZ
Murray Commins has been called into the Ireland ODI squad to replace Andrew Balbirnie, who retired hurt during their loss in Wednesday's match in Harare.
Ireland lose last ball thriller ZZZZ9:22 amZZZZ
Ireland lost a last ball thriller in Harare, despite dominating the contest for long periods of the game.
Double boost for Malan ZZZZ5:37 amZZZZ
While Ireland lost a pulsating decider to Zimbabwe in Harare on Sunday the three-match series may take on a greater significance in time - it may be seen as the week two more T20 pieces fell into place for coach Heinrich Malan.
Ireland back at full strength for ODI series ZZZZ2:47 pmZZZZ
Ireland’s three globetrotters are all available and will take their place in the first of the three one-day internationals against Zimbabwe in Harare on Wednesday (7.15am GMT start).
Harry heroics not enough as Ireland beaten in Harare ZZZZ12:54 amZZZZ
Harry Tector produced his finest all-round performance for Ireland in Harare yesterday but it wasn’t enough to get the Boys in Green over the line as Zimbabwe won a third-match thriller by four wickets to take the T20 series 2-1.
Ireland lose series decider against Zimbabwe ZZZZ12:52 amZZZZ
Amid deafening scenes from an ecstatic near capacity crowd at the Harare Sports Club, Zimbabwe’s Luke Jongwe hit the final ball of the 19th over to the boundary to clinch the T20 Series against Ireland.
Match winner Adair proves worth ZZZZ12:51 amZZZZ
Ross Adair hopes he has proven to his new Ireland team-mates that they can have faith in him after his match-winning knock levelled the T20 series against Zimbabwe in Harare.
Doheny looks to bounce back ZZZZ1:02 amZZZZ
Stephen Doheny admits that Ireland were off the pace but expects the Boys in Green to bounce back in today’s second T20i against Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe win tour opener ZZZZ1:36 amZZZZ
Harry Tector claimed a wicket with his sixth ball in T20 internationals and followed up with another as Ireland fought hard to defend a meagre total of 114 all out at the Harare Sports Club before losing to Zimbabwe by five wickets.
Rusty Ireland lose tour opener against Zimbabwe ZZZZ8:08 amZZZZ
A rusty batting display saw Ireland beaten by five wickets against Zimbabwe in the opening match of their T20I series in Harare.
Doheny and Adair set for step up ZZZZ3:20 amZZZZ
Ross Adair will make his Ireland debut in the same side as younger brother Mark in Harare today as one of two new caps in the first of three T20 internationals against Zimbabwe.
Adair and Doheny set for debuts ZZZZ9:50 amZZZZ
Ross Adair and Stephen Doheny are set to make their international debuts, while Tyrone Kane returns to the fold for the first time since 2019 when Ireland face Zimbabwe in the opening game of the three-match T20I series.
Adair urged to go big in Zimbabwe ZZZZ1:53 amZZZZ
If Ross Adair makes his debut for Ireland this week, he will be encouraged to play his natural game.
Balbirnie and Campher to play in BPL ZZZZ8:35 amZZZZ
Ireland have given permission for Andrew Balbirnie and Curtis Campher to play in the Bangladesh Premier League.
Kane relishing Ireland return ZZZZ2:09 pmZZZZ
Phoenix all-rounder Tyrone Kane is relishing the opportunity to be back wearing the green jersey after an absence of over three years.
Ireland's adaptation to franchise cricket ZZZZ4:49 amZZZZ
Coming off one of their busiest ever home summers and what could be deemed a successful T20 World Cup campaign, it’s fair to say the Ireland Men's team are in a healthier place with their T20 cricket than 12 months prior.
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