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Pakistan begin World Cup bid against Ireland

Yasir Shah will be hoping to take his good form in the Test series into the ODI format

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Pakistan launch their quest to make sure of an automatic qualifying spot at the 2019 World Cup in England when they face Ireland in two one-day internationals at Malahide, near Dublin, on Thursday (August 18) and Saturday (August 20). The fixtures, Pakistan’s lead in to a five-match ODI series against England, come with the 1992 world champions languishing in ninth place in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) team rankings for the 50-over format. Hosts England and the seven highest-ranked sides in the table come September 30 next year will qualify directly for the World Cup. Meanwhile, the bottom four teams…

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