Australia and West Indies loom large for Ireland Women as part of summer programme
March 30th 2023 by Craig Easdown | International, Women
DUBLIN – Irish cricket fans will be able to enjoy watching the world’s number one women’s cricket team, Australia, when the recently-crowned T20 World Champions visit Clontarf for a three-match ODI series this July. The series will be preceded by a six-match tour to the Caribbean for a series against the West Indies and followed by a three-match tour to the Netherlands.
The home series against Australia will be the second time in consecutive seasons that the world champions will play in Ireland, having participated in a T20I triangular series in Bready last July with Ireland and Pakistan. It will be the first time since August 2015 when they last played in Dublin (a three-match T20I series at Clontarf). The three matches are part of the ICC Women’s Championship (details here).
Tickets will go on sale for the home series against Australia in April.
Earlier in the summer, Ireland Women will face West Indies for a three-match one-day international series, followed by a three-match T20 international series. The ODIs are also part of the ICC Women’s Championship. The tour will be from 26 June to 9 July, with Cricket West Indies shortly set to announce the venue.
Later, Ireland Women will travel to the Netherlands for a three-match T20I series against the Dutch side in mid-August.
IRELAND WOMEN’S CONFIRMED SUMMER SCHEDULE
West Indies multi-format tour (venues TBA)
• 26 June: West Indies Women v Ireland Women – 1st ODI
• 29 June: West Indies Women v Ireland Women – 2nd ODI
• 2 July: West Indies Women v Ireland Women – 3rd ODI
• 5 July: West Indies Women v Ireland Women – 1st T20I
• 7 July: West Indies Women v Ireland Women – 2nd T20I
• 9 July: West Indies Women v Ireland Women – 3rd T20I
Home series against Australia
• 23 July: Ireland Women v Australia Women – 1st ODI (Clontarf)
• 25 July: Ireland Women v Australia Women – 2nd ODI (Clontarf)
• 28 July: Ireland Women v Australia Women – 3rd ODI (Clontarf)
Netherlands T20I tour
• 14 August: Netherlands Women v Ireland Women – 1st T20I (VRA Amstelveen)
• 16 August: Netherlands Women v Ireland Women – 2nd T20I (VRA Amstelveen)
• 17 August: Netherlands Women v Ireland Women – 3rd T20I (VRA Amstelveen)
Warren Deutrom, Chief Executive of Cricket Ireland, said:
“It can’t be under-estimated how important participation in the ICC Women’s Championship has been for Ireland – both in attracting top sides to Ireland and playing away in some great, but challenging venues. The experience that our Ireland Women’s squad is gaining is invaluable to their development. Combined with their participation in the recently completed T20 World Cup, 2023 is a big year for the squad and they have already demonstrated their potential over the last six months or more.
“We recently showed in the warm-up win over Australia at the past T20 World Cup, and the nail-biting Group Stage match against the West Indies, that we can compete with the best – the two upcoming series’ will obviously be a different challenge, but the squad will be well prepared by [head coach] Ed Joyce.
“We are aware, however, that the players will better develop by playing more fixtures – and to this end, it was unfortunate that a planned multi-format series against Thailand scheduled for June have fallen through as a result of a clash with the Asia Cup.”