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
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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