The Ireland Cricket Board has recently confirmed their tour in India in March 2020. Ireland team will play three international T20 matches against Afghanistan. Ireland team previously toured India in February and played a bilateral T20 series against Afghanistan. However, they lost all the three matches in that series. So it is going to be a crucial series for the Ireland team as they are willing to improve their previous records against the Afghanistan team.
This series is the part of Future Tour Programs prepared by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Also, it is an essential series for the Afghanistan team as they want to prepare themselves for the international t20 world cup, which is scheduled to be played in 2020.
Both of the teams will try to win this series and improve their rankings in ICC t20 rankings. The first T20 match is scheduled to be played on 6 March 2020. The second T20 match is scheduled to be played on 8 March 2020, whereas the last T20 match is scheduled to be played on 10 March 2020. All of these games are going to be played on Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground in Greater Noida.
Afghanistan Cricket Board has announced their T20 squad. Shapoor Zadran has made a comeback in the T20 squad. Shapoor Zadran played his last international T20 match in June 2018 against Bangladesh. Opening batsman, Usman Ghani has also been included in the squad. Usman Ghani was not included in the series against West Indies in 2019.
Apart from that, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has also included some of the young players in the squad. Asghar Afghan is going to lead the Afghanistan team. However, the Ireland Cricket Board have not announced their T20 squad. It is expected that the Ireland Cricket Board will announce their squad in upcoming weeks.