Ireland Women will take on The Netherlands in a four match T20I series in Malahide next month, which will serve as vital preparations for the T20 World Cup European Qualifier in August.

The games will be played during the week of July 26th to 30th, with Wednesday July 28th set aside as a reserve day for the first two games.

“As always, the more competitive cricket we can get for the squad, the better – and we appreciate the Dutch side travelling over during what are still challenging times," said Head Coach Ed Joyce.

"We look forward to another competitive series, and – with the Lancashire Women match next week – this will be an important month for our preparations ahead of out T20 World Cup Qualifier.”

Shane Deitz, Head Coach of Netherlands Women added: “It’s fantastic that the KNCB and Cricket Ireland have been able to put this tour together in these circumstances.

"Our team has had many tours postponed and it has been a long time since we have been able to go and play against some quality opposition in quality conditions.

"I am excited to see the team play and I know the girls are very excited for the opportunity. This will be a superb build up for the European qualifiers in Spain and for us to work out some combinations and try a few things.”