Ireland set to host Scotland, Netherlands in T20I tri-series
Ireland will host Scotland and Netherlands in a T20I tri-series which is set to start from September 15.
The T20 World Cup in 2020 is less than a year away and the team have started to prepare for it. While a T20I tri-nation series will begin in Bangladesh on September 12, Cricket Ireland has confirmed that they are also hosting Netherlands and Scotlands for a T20I tri-nation series, which will begin on September 15.
After the cancellation of the Euro T20 slam, it opened the opportunity for Ireland to slot in a series for the preparation of the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier scheduled for October.
Malcolm Cannon, Chief Executive of Cricket Scotland expressed his excitement for the upcoming tri-nation series.
“We are looking forward with excitement to some high quality T20 international matches against our old rivals Ireland and Netherlands. We know we will always have a fiercely competitive challenge against these two nations.”
“Scotland come off the back of winning three out of four ODIs played in Aberdeen earlier in August in the inaugural leg of the World Cup League 2 competition, so the team is feeling confident. However, the change of format to T20 will require some adjustment and the squad and coaching team continue to work hard to prepare for the challenges ahead,” he said.
September 15, 2019: Ireland v Netherlands
September 16, 2019: Scotland v Netherlands
September 17, 2019: Ireland v Scotland
September 18, 2019: Ireland v Netherlands
September 19, 2019: Scotland v Netherlands
September 20, 2019: Ireland v Scotland