Ireland vs Scotland T20 series: Cricket Ireland on Wednesday announced that the women team will play in the four-match T20 series against Scotland. The series will be played in May and will be Ireland’s first series since 2019.
The same series was cancelled last year due to COVID-19 pandemic and rising number of cases in the region. But now the series will finally take place and that too at Stormont for the first time since 1997.
“I’m absolutely delighted at the prospect of wearing the Irish shirt again,” said Ireland skipper Laura Delany.
“We have worked hard over the winter period, now we need games to assess where we are at.” she added.
Women’s cricket will also return to Ireland after a long time, head coach Ed Joyce is keen to see the players get back on field in the coming months.
“It goes without saying that we’re pleased to see this series given the green light — with a T20 World Cup Qualifier set for August and a 50-over World Cup Qualifier in December, we need to play as much competitive cricket this year as we can”
“The Scots will be a good challenge, and ICC ranking points will be on the line, so we’re very much gearing up for a competitive series. It will also be fantastic to see the Ireland Women’s international team play at Stormont for the first time since 1997” he added.
The Green and Whites is also set to compete in the qualifiers of the 50-over World Cup as well as the T20 World Cup and Ed Joyce believes it could be a good opportunity for them ahead of the following events.
Ireland vs Scotland T20 series:
Ireland women squad: Laura Delany (c), Zara Craig, Rachel Delaney, Georgina Dempsey, Amy Hunter, Shauna Kavanagh, Gaby Lewis, Louise Little, Sophie MacMahon, Jane Maguire, Cara Murray, Leah Paul, Orla Prendergast, Celeste Raack, Rebecca Stokell.