England set to play Ireland at Lord’s in four-day Test as Ashes warm-up clash

ENGLAND might face Ireland in a four-day Test at Lord’s subsequent July.

The ECB and Cricket Ireland are shut to an settlement to stage the historic match at the house of cricket.

 Lord's could play host to a four-day Test between England and Ireland next July

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Lord's might play host to a four-day Test between England and Ireland subsequent July

It might happen after subsequent summer time’s World Cup and earlier than the 5-Test Ashes collection.

Ireland performed their first Test match in Malahide, close to Dublin, towards Pakistan final month – dropping by 5 wickets.

The Irish had till now no additional Checks in their itinerary and have been hopeful of internet hosting Australia earlier than the Ashes subsequent summer time.

Veteran batsman Ed Joyce introduced his retirement from all cricket a few days after he performed in the Test towards Pakistan.

 Joe Root's side could have an Ashes preparation match in July 2019

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Joe Root's aspect might have an Ashes preparation match in July 2019
 Ireland played their maiden Test against Pakistan in Malahide last month

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Ireland performed their maiden Test towards Pakistan in Malahide final month

Test matches are usually scheduled for 5 days however the Worldwide Cricket Council accepted four-day Checks final October.

South Africa beat Zimbabwe in a four-day Test final December.

It might be England’s first Test scheduled for fewer than 5 days since they performed a 4-dayer in New Zealand in 1971.

ENGLAND might face Ireland in a four-day Test at Lord’s subsequent July.