BBC.com – William Porterfield made his Ireland debut against Namibia in 2006Test match: Ireland v PakistanVenue: Malahide CC, County Dublin Dates: 11-15 May Start: 11:00 GMTCoverage: Updates on BBC Radio Ulster and reports on the BBC Sport website
Ireland captain William Porterfield says there will be a “few emotions knocking around” on Friday in the team’s inaugural Test against Pakistan.

Summary

  • William Porterfield made his Ireland debut against Namibia in 2006Test match: Ireland v PakistanVenue: Malahide CC, County Dublin Dates: 11-15 May Start: 11:00 GMTCoverage: Updates on BBC Radio Ulster and reports on the BBC Sport websiteIreland captain William Porterfield says there will be a “few emotions knocking around” on Friday in the team’s inaugural Test against Pakistan.
  • Ireland have to be smart on Test debut – Ford “They will go in as favourites but we know we’ve got everything we need to win a game of cricket, especially in our own conditions.
  • A two-Test series against England follows the game against Ireland and Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed believes it will be tough to beat the ‘boys in green’.
  • Ireland Test squad: William Porterfield (capt), Andrew Balbirnie, Ed Joyce, Tyrone Kane, Andrew McBrine, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Niall O’Brien (wk), Boyd Rankin, James Shannon, Craig Young, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson (wk).
  • Pakistan Test squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (capt wk), Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Amir, Rahat Ali, Saad Ali, Sami Aslam, Shadab Khan, Usman Salahuddin.


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