Rankin named in Ireland squad for inaugural Test

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Pakistan will be Ireland's first opponents in the longer form of the game as Graham Ford's side make their first foray into five-day cricket.

Boyd Rankin, Ed Joyce and William Porterfield have all been included in Ireland's 14-man squad for their inaugural Test match against Pakistan in Dublin later this month.

Ireland and Afghanistan were granted Test statues by the ICC in June previous year with Afghanistan set to make their inaugural appearance in the longest format against India in Bengaluru from June 14.

William Porterfield is all set to lead the Ireland side in their first ever Test match.

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After the historic match with Ireland, Pakistan will head to Lords to face England for a two-Test series from May 24-28, and then Headingley from June 1-5. The squad also comprises of brothers Neil O'Brien and Kevin O'Brien.

The final playing eleven will be named on the morning of the Test match.

William Porterfield will be leading the team out on the momentous day, and he will have for company numerous men who have been a major part of Ireland's rise up the worldwide ranks: Paul Stirling, Ed Joyce, the O'Brien brothers Kevin and Niall, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson, Tim Murtagh and Boyd Rankin among them.