The much-anticipated English summer begins with a one-off Test match between England and Ireland at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London on June 1. As England uses this match as preparation for the upcoming Ashes series against Australia, the Irish team aims to cause an upset against their formidable opponents. Let’s take a look at the broadcast details and where to watch this thrilling encounter.
England has established themselves as one of the strongest Test sides in the world, particularly excelling in red-ball cricket. This one-off Test serves as valuable preparation for the upcoming Ashes series against Australia, where England hopes to reclaim the coveted urn under the leadership of Pat Cummins.
Under the captaincy of Andrew Balbirnie, Ireland will enter the match with a desire to pull off a major upset. Their most recent Test series against Sri Lanka resulted in defeat, with the hosts dominating both matches. However, Ireland’s resilience and determination could make them a formidable opponent for England.
England’s most recent Test series took place in February against New Zealand, where they won the first match convincingly but ended up drawing the series with a loss in the second game.
On the other hand, Ireland’s last Test series against Sri Lanka ended in disappointment, losing both matches decisively.
England has announced their XI for the match, featuring players like Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes, and Joe Root. Ireland’s squad is led by Andrew Balbirnie and includes players such as Paul Stirling and Mark Adair.
England and Ireland have met in only one Test match to date, with England emerging victorious in that encounter.
The match is scheduled to begin at 3:30 PM IST (11:00 AM local time). Fans can catch the live action on the Sony Sports Network. For online streaming, the Sony Liv app and website provide the platform to watch the match live.