What is Imam-ul-Haq hoping will happen on Friday?

What is Imam-ul-Haq hoping will happen on Friday?

Ahead of their Test debut against Pakistan on Friday, Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom has expressed his country's willingness to tour the Asian country after revisiting the security situation with the International Cricket Council's (ICC) security team. It doesn't matter, against Ireland or England, we have to play good cricket and that will give us confidence, and make our youngsters to do well in the England series.

Imam-ul-Haq bats during the third One Day International match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Zayed Cricket Stadium on October 18, 2017, in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Joyce, who has also represented England in global cricket, is the most experienced Ireland player in first-class cricket, having played 254 matches, scoring 18,414 runs with 47 centuries. "They've been in the hunt to try and get Test match cricket for about a decade now and that has been justly rewarded".

For Porterfield and his team-mates it promises to be an especially memorable occasion, but he was quick to pay tribute to all those who had helped make Ireland's Test debut a reality.

It will be a very special day for everyone connected with the game in Ireland and the fruition of a long-term ambition to play Test cricket. I will be very nervous, I won't lie - that's what we play for, that's my dream since I grew up, to play Test cricket for your country.

"I remember that match, it was a very big day for Ireland cricket and a very sad day for Pakistan", Imam said.

"It is a massive occasion for everyone involved in Irish cricket", Porterfield told reporters.

"Cricket is a amusing game and you can't take any side lightly", Imam said. You don't want to give anything up when you're young, you want to play every format and as much cricket as you can because at a later stage in life you might not have the opportunity or body to do everything, so while you can, you have to enjoy it. "We're ready to play this historic tie and it will be a great one".

"It's a very young side Test cricket is different, you need patience over here and it tests your fitness as well".

He added: "You don't know if the toss will be crucial, if you get a couple of early wickets and put pressure on from there, there could be a few surprises, so no-one really knows what to expect".

As for the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings, Pakistan opener Azhar Ali will be the top-ranked batsman in in the Dublin Test. Asad Shafiq (joint-25th) and captain Sarfraz Ahmed (32nd) are the others in the top-50 while upcoming left-hander Sami Aslam would be hoping to improve his position of 74th on the table. He maintains a decent average of 35.61, having scored 1923 runs including four tons and 11 fifties, in 36 matches so far. "There are personal goals there, we're working on it and inshallah we'll do well".