Ireland Women will play a four-match ODI series against Zimbabwe next month.

The matches will be ideal preparation for Ed Joyce's side ahead of the Global World Cup Qualifiers there in November.

Ireland Women haven't played an ODI since June 2018, while it will be the first ODIs for Zimbabwe, who were given ODI status earlier this year.

Zimbabwe won the African T20 qualifiers last week, which barring any late changes means Ireland will advance to the T20 World Cup qualifiers despite finishing second in the European qualifiers last month in Spain.

The Irish are missing Ava Canning, Louise Little, Lara Maritz and Eimear Richardson, which gives opportunity to test squad depth with call-ups for Zara Craig, Sarah Forbes, Jane Maguire and Celeste Raack.

The four ODI's will all be played at Harare Sports Club, on October 5, 7, 9 and 11.


Laura Delany (captain), Zara Craig, Georgina Dempsey, Sarah Forbes, Amy Hunter, Shauna Kavanagh, Gaby Lewis, Sophie MacMahon, Jane Maguire, Cara Murray, Leah Paul, Orla Prendergast, Celeste Raack, Rebecca Stokell, Mary Waldron.