The United States national cricket team will host Ireland in a historic two-match T20I series starting on Thursday, December 23.

Led by Andrew Balbirnie, the Irish side will become the first full member nation of the ICC to play against USA on American soil.

Both the T20I matches are scheduled to be held at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Florida. 

Ahead of the significant series, the visitors have suffered a massive blow as four of its players and a member of the support staff have tested positive for Covid-19. Barry McCarthy, George Dockrell, Harry Tector, Gareth Delany and Gary Wilson have tested positive and have started 10-day in-room isolation.

“Several of our players have had their departures from Ireland delayed, but we are hopeful they can join the squad in Florida in a few days. Likewise, Assistant Coach Gary Wilson - who we believe may have received a false positive, couldn't depart with the main squad. He'll be re-tested again today and we hope will be cleared to travel shortly,” Cricket Ireland High-Performance Director Richard Holdsworth said.

After the T20Is, USA and Ireland will lock horns in a three-match ODI series starting December 26.

Meanwhile, the visitors are also scheduled to play against a USA Invitational XI on December 20 to warm up for the series.

On the other hand, left-arm spinner Vatsal Vaghela and wicket-keeper Rahul Jariwala have received their maiden senior team call-ups in USA's squads for the Ireland series. 

USA vs Ireland T20I squads

USA T20I squad: Monank Patel (captain/wicket-keeper), Karima Gore, Aaron Jones, Marty Kain, Ali Khan, Jaskaran Malhotra, Xavier Marshall, Saurabh Netravalkar, Nisarg Patel, Gajanand Singh, Jessy Singh, Steven Taylor, Rusty Theron, Vatsal Vaghela

Ireland T20I squad: Andrew Balbirnie (captain), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, William McClintock, Neil Rock (wicket-keeper), Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker (wicket-keeper), Ben White, Craig Young

USA vs Ireland T20I schedule, fixtures and live India match times

All times in India Standard Time (IST)

Day and Date


Time (IST)


Thursday, December 23

USA vs Ireland, 1st T20I

12:30 AM IST

Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida

Friday, December 24

USA vs Ireland, 2nd T20I

12:30 AM IST

Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida

Where to watch USA vs Ireland T20I series live in India?  

Live streaming of the USA vs Ireland T20I series will be available on FanCode app and website.

There will be no live telecast of the USA vs Ireland T20I series on any TV channel in India.

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