Ireland to play ODIs against Australia, England

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Chief executive Warren Deutrom has cherished Monday's confirmation of Ireland's one-off ODIs against Australia and England next year.

Chief executive Warren Deutrom has cherished Monday's confirmation of Ireland's one-off ODIs against Australia and England next year.

The venue for the 27 August 2015 fixture against the Australians, which will precede has yet to be confirmed, while the date and ground for the match against the the English must still be established.

"We are thrilled to welcome both England and Australia to Ireland once again," said Deutrom.

"Although opportunities to find space in the Future Tours Programme are rare against the world's leading teams, it is apparent that Cricket Australia and the ECB are committed to ensuring that the top Associates, like Scotland and Ireland, have a chance to test themselves against the best and to help us to improve."

The Irish have met Australia five times in ODI cricket, gathering two defeats and one no-result. Their record against the English has brought five losses and a famous victory at the 2011 World Cup on the back of all-rounder Kevin O'Brien's record-breaking century.

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