Ireland to sharpen up in Somerset
Ireland will play English county side Somerset in a four-day game at the beginning of April to help preparation for the country’s inaugural Test match against Pakistan at Malahide in May.
Graham Ford’s side will travel to Taunton for the match, which gets underway on April 6th and will see Irish left-arm spinner George Dockrell returning to the County Ground, where he spent five seasons.
Ireland are back in action on Saturday when they play the United Arab Emirates in the second One-Day International in Dubai. Ed Joyce’s unbeaten century helped secure a 1-0 lead in the series in a four-wicket win on Thursday.
And Ireland’s men’s under-19 side gets their World Cup campaign underway on Sunday when they take on Sri Lanka at Whangarei in New Zealand.