Ireland's scheduled Test match against Afghanistan next St Patrick's Day could be switched at the Asian side's behest.

Afghanistan are said to be pushing for a change in the date for their Test match next year to the start of the tour rather than the end.

The sides are to meet across all formats in India, with the Test match penciled in to begin at the tail end of the tour from March 17-21.

The Afghans however now prefer that the five-day match comes at the start of the tour, before the white-ball matches.

Ireland will resist any such attempt at a switch, especially given that they will be coming to India from a T20 Quadrangular tournament in Oman, with the hosts, Scotland and The Netherlands will little to no time for a meaningful warm-up as preparation.

There may be some compromise, but it doesn't seem to be in Ireland's interest to renegotiate.

Afghanistan have just completed a one month training and fitness camp in India, as part of their build-up to a massive year for them, including a World Cup in England.