When British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland revealed his 41-man squad for the tour of New Zealand back in April, plenty of supporters were quietly confident ahead of the three match series this summer. On paper, the Lions are blessed with an abundance of talent in almost every area on the field but something isn’t quite right.
Ireland have confirmed that they will be playing three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe in October.
Both teams have met five times since their first encounter in 2007 World Cup which ended in a tie. The last ODI between two teams was during the 2015 World Cup, in which the Irish won by 5 runs.
The Nottinghamshire batsman James Taylor has been named as England’s skipper for a one-day international encounter against Ireland next month.
The 25-year-old will lead the squad for the first time after replacing the regular captain Eoin Morgan, who is currently on Indian Premier League duty with Sunrisers Hyderabad.