Ireland face three-time winners Australia in World T20 opener
The Ireland women’s cricket team open their World Twenty20 campaign with a tough assignment against three-time champions Australia in Guyana on Sunday (8pm Irish time).
The heat will be on in every way with temperatures of over 30 degrees expected throughout the week at the Providence Stadium in Georgetown.
Ireland will also face Pakistan, India and New Zealand in Group B as they look to break their duck in the tournament after winless runs in 2014 and 2016.
All four games will be broadcast live on Sky Sports and Irish skipper Laura Delany believes her side will take a lot of confidence into the opener after an eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka in their final warm-up game.
“The win against Sri Lanka could not have come at a better time for us. To finish our warm-up games with such a convincing win against the team ranked seventh in the world – three spots ahead of us – has instilled a lot of confidence in the group.”
There is also no shortage of experience in the squad with over 1,000 international appearances among the 15 players.