The historic Lord’s Cricket Ground in London is set to witness a thrilling encounter between England and Ireland, with a Test match scheduled to begin on June 1. While England may view this match as preparation for the forthcoming Ashes series against Australia, Ireland has its sights set on a special victory at the home of cricket. Irish captain Andrew Balbirnie has expressed that it would be the biggest victory in the history of Ireland Cricket.
As England kicks off its home season, they will be eager to start on a winning note and carry the momentum into the Ashes. Although Ireland enters the match as underdogs, they possess quality players who can make a significant impact. Captain Andrew Balbirnie and senior batsman Paul Stirling will be key figures for Ireland as they aim to achieve victory against a formidable English side.
The match details are as follows:
Match: England vs Ireland, Only Test
Date and Time: June 1, Thursday, 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
Expected Playing XIs:
England: Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Ben Stokes (c), Harry Brook, Jonny Bairstow (w), Stuart Broad, Matthew Potts, Josh Tongue, Jack Leach
Ireland: Paul Stirling, James McCollum, Andrew Balbirnie (captain), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Peter Moor, Lorcan Tucker (wicket-keeper), Andy McBrine, Graham Hume, Mark Adair, George Dockrell
Broadcast and Live Streaming Details:
Match Timings: 03:30 PM IST
Live Broadcast: Sony Sports Network
Live Streaming: Sony Liv
Cricket enthusiasts can tune in to the Sony Sports Network or access the live streaming on Sony Liv to catch the action-packed match between England and Ireland.
As both teams take to the field, England will be aiming to fine-tune their skills ahead of the Ashes, while Ireland will be eager to create history with a memorable victory at Lord’s. The match promises an exciting contest between bat and ball, with players from both sides ready to showcase their talent and make a mark in the cricketing world.