T20I Series: Pakistan Opt to Bowl Against Ireland in Series Decider

Tue May 14 2024
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s white-ball skipper Babar Azam has won the toss and invited Ireland to bat first in the third and decisive contest of the three T20I series being played at Dublin here on Tuesday. Both the teams have one victory each and today’s match would decide the winner of the series.

Ireland won the first Two against Pakistan to make history as the first T20 win against the guest side in history. Pakistan however bounced back amid the splendid performance of Fakhar Zaman, Muhammad Rizwan and some power-hitting by Azam Khan at the end to win the second T20 last Sunday.

In today’s squad Naseen Shah has been rested, whereas Hasan Ali would be given a chance to become part of the playing eleven.

Pakistan Squad

Babar Azam (c), Saim Ayub, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Azam Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi, Hassan Ali, Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Amir

Ireland Squad

Mark Adair, Ross Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Neil Rock, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (c & wk), Ben White, Craig Young

Following is the Schedule of the Pakistan vs Ireland series followed by the series with England and the mega ICC World Cup T20 to be held in the US and West Indies.

Schedule of Pakistan-Ireland Series

May 10: First T20I at Clontarf: Ireland won by 5 Wickets

May 12: Second T20I at Clontarf: Pakistan Won by 7 wickets

Today: Third T20I at Clontarf

After the Ireland series, The Green Shirts will depart for England to play four matches starting on May 22.

Pakistan Tour of England

May 22: First T20I at Leeds

May 25: Second T20I at Birmingham

May 28: Third T20I at Cardiff

May 30: Fourth T20I at The Oval

Later the Team would depart for the USA to take part in the ICC t20 World Cup.

Pakistan’s Initial Games in T20 World Cup 2024

June 6: Pakistan vs USA, Dallas

June 9: Pakistan vs India, New York

June 11: Pakistan vs Canada, New York

June 16: Pakistan vs Ireland, Lauderhill

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