View Full Version : Bangladesh to play Ireland!

July 18, 2004, 05:22 AM
Bangladesh are planning to play two games against Ireland next month.
The visitors hope to feature in two successive 50-over matches in preparation for the Champions Trophy tournament in England during September.

Bangladesh face the high-flying Irish at Stormont, Belfast on 29 August and then at Limavady the following day.

Ireland have so far won 12 of their last 15 games having defeated Holland by an innings and 47 runs in the Inter-Continental Cup earlier this week.

They have remained in Holland where they begin their European Champions campaign against ECB England on Sunday.

Ireland then face Scotland, Denmark and Holland in quick succession.

Ireland hope to have skipper Jason Molins back from injury after he missed the three-day victory over the Dutch with a hamstring injury.

Ireland: J Molins (Phoenix), K McCallan (Cliftonville), J Bray (Phoenix), D Joyce (Merrion), A Botha (North County), P Gillespie (Strabane), T Johnston (Clontarf), J Mooney (North County), S Ogilby (Cheshire), N Shoukat (Rush), A White (Instonians), A McCoubrey (Essex), P Mooney (North Mooney), G Cooke (Brigade).

Source: BBC sports (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/3899831.stm)


Ireland is playign some really good cricket. I believe they recently chased down approx. 300 against the West Indies in a warmup match. This is a smart move by the Tigers. Ireland will be a good test for them.

July 18, 2004, 05:51 AM
I will go and watch them.