HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 10: Stuart Thompson of Ireland celebrates after bowling Rohit Sharma of India out during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Ireland and India at Seddon Park on March 10, 2015 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Cricket Ireland have announced that Ireland will play India in two T20 internationals in Dublin in June. Both games will be played at Malahide on Jun 27th and Jun 29th, 2018.

In a major boost to Irish cricket apart from their maiden test match against Pakistan in May 2018, the 2 T20I’s will be played before India embarks on their long tour of England.

“It’s fantastic news for the lads and fans alike,” said Ireland Head coach Graham Ford on Cricket Ireland website, www.cricketireland.ie “The matches will of course be a huge challenge for the team, but what an opportunity for everyone to showcase their talents in front of a huge audience, both at the games and live on television.

“I’m sure the players will respond positively to the occasion with the added incentive of knowing eye-catching displays could result in a possible IPL contract.”

“We haven’t played our best cricket in the format in recent years which is reflected in the rankings, but what better time to start climbing the ladder again. We have a number of players ideally suited to the short-form and on home soil it’s a great opportunity to cause a shock or two,” added Ford.

Tickets for the matches are available through www.ticketireland.ie

Ireland and India competed last time in 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup and the 2 home matches will be huge for Cricket Ireland to boost the popularity of the sport in the country with big audiences expected on the grounds to watch Indian players in action.

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