John Mooney © Getty Images
John Mooney © Getty Images

Sep 8, 2014

Ireland will face Scotland in the first One-Day International (ODI) of the three-match series at The Village, Dublin. Hosts Ireland will play their first international match since facing Sri Lanka in July. Both teams will look at the series as an opportunity to gain more experience, and hone their skills so that they are able to play competitive cricket with the bigger teams in the future. Catch the live blog of the match here

Fast bowler John Mooney comes back to the Irish side alongside their skipper Kevin O’Brien, spinner George Dockrell and pacer Max Sorensen. Unfortunately, their opener Ed Joyce will not be available for this series. On the other hand, Scotland with no surprise will be counting on Majid Haq and Richie Berrington for their experience. This ODI series will be a good tour for both the teams as they can select their final team before they set off for Australia and New Zealand for the ICC World Cup.

Catch the live scorecard of the match here


Ireland: Kevin O’Brien (c), John Anderson, Andrew Balbirnie, George Dockrell, John Mooney, Andrew McBrine, Graeme McCarter, Andrew Poynter, Stuart Poynter (wk), Max Sorensen, Stuart Thompson, Andrew White, Craig Young.

Scotland: Preston Mommsen (c), Richie Berrington, Freddie Coleman, Matty Cross (wk), Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans, Hamish Gardiner, Majid Haq, Michael Leask, Matt Machan, Calum MacLeod, Safyaan Sharif, Iain Wardlaw