The Daily Star – Bangladesh – Ireland will look to do what no side have done in 141 years by winning their inaugural men’s Test when they face Pakistan in a one-off match starting Friday.

Summary

  • Ireland will look to do what no side have done in 141 years by winning their inaugural men’s Test when they face Pakistan in a one-off match starting Friday.
  • Pakistan will arrive at the Malahide ground as firm favourites but Ireland captain William Porterfield hoped some classic local conditions would favour his side.
  • Porterfield and some of his Ireland team-mates had the chance to pick the brains of former Marcus Trescothick during a warm-up match against Somerset and they will look to put the former England batsman’s advice to good use against Pakistan.
  • Pakistan are set to give a Test debut to Imam-ul-Haq, the nephew of selection chief and former batsman Inzamam-ul-Haq after he scored fifties in warm-up matches against Kent and Northamptonshire.
  • “It is a big honour for me and my team to play this historic Test match — the first Test match to be played in Ireland,” said Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed.


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