Afghanistan and Ireland, the world’s newest Test nations, will each play 12 five-day matches each between 2019 and 2022.
Ireland are schedule to play a Test in England in July 2019 as well as one at home against New Zealand in July 2022, while Afghanistan will travel to Australia for a Test in 2020 and host the same opponents in 2022.
The games will not be part of the new World Test Championship, the schedule for which has now been announced by the ICC. That competition, running from 2019 to 2021, will be contested by the world’s top nine teams in the format.
Ireland Test schedule
|2019||Feb-Mar: Away against Afghanistan|
|Jul: Away against England|
|2020||Feb: Away against Sri Lanka|
|Mar: Away against Afghanistan|
|Apr: Away against Zimbabwe|
|May-Jun: At home against Bangladesh|
|2021||Jan: Away against Afghanistan|
|Aug: At home against Zimbabwe|
|2022||Apr: Away against Zimbabwe|
|Jul: At home against New Zealand|
|Aug: At home against Afghanistan|
|Oct: Away against Bangladesh|