Ireland Tri SeriesODI Series: Ireland, New Zealand & Bangladesh
Ireland is going to host a One Day International (ODI) tri-series in May 2017. Besides Ireland, New Zealand and Bangladesh are the participants of the series. The series consists of total six ODIs. Each team will play two matches against each other. The venues of the matches are yet to be decided. The series will help New Zealand and Bangladesh to acclimatize and prepare for ICC Champions Trophy to be held in England in June 2017. Ireland being an associate nation has faced their lack of fixtures against full members in-between global competitions. This series will provide Ireland an opportunity to test themselves against quality teams. Ireland and New Zealand have played only two ODIs against each other since Ireland was given ODI status with New Zealand winning both the times, once in 2007 World Cup in Guyana and in Aberdeen the following year. Ireland and Bangladesh have faced each other in seven ODIs. Ireland won two of the 7 ODIs while they lost five matches. New Zealand and Bangladesh have met in 25 ODIs. New Zealand has been winner in 17 ODIs and Bangladesh won 8 of these games.