Ireland set for historic Lord’s Test
The newly bred elite member of the International Cricket Council, Ireland has all-set to step into the Lord’s for a historic Test contest against England.
Having gained their Test status last year, Ireland have experience of playing a couple of matches. The first one against Pakistan in which they fought considerably well before suffering a final day defeat.
And in the subsequent one against Afghanistan were not a fair deal for the Irishmen being defeated substantially at the end.
“You can’t get much better than a Test match at Lord’s,”
Boyd Rankin said who made his Test debut for England back in 2013/14 season.
Exhibiting the excitement of the contest, Rankin just said, “It is a dream come true, and it is something I never thought would happen in my playing career.”
For England, the match would be a rather display of practice before the grueling Ashes knocking at the door. They have rested World Cup stars Jofra Archer to recover from a side strain before big matches against Australia; all-rounder Ben Stokes and wicket keeper batsman Jos Buttler are also be out of terms for this particular occasion.
“In my generation I don’t think any of us expected to be playing a Test match at Lord’s, so to have the opportunity is great,” said Ireland wicket keeper Gary Wilson.
“But we mustn’t lose sight of the fact that we have to come here and perform as well. I mean that’s what it is about, it’s not just turning up and having all the fanfare around Lord’s.
“We have to try and put in a good performance against a very good England side, but we’ve got some good players as well and we’re confident we can do that,” he added.