Ireland and Afghanistan were granted Test status by ICC last June and now Ireland is ready to make their Test debut and will become the 11th Test playing nation when they take on Pakistan in their inaugural Test match at Malahide (Dublin) on Friday.
Though this is their first Test match, many Irish players have experience of playing county cricket and know their own conditions very well, so it will not be easy for Pakistan who has not played a Test match for more than 8 months to beat Ireland in their own backyard.
Ahead of this historic Test match check out all stats that matter most :
0 - Number of Test wins for Pakistan since Misbah ul Haq and Younis Khan's retirement from international cricket.
2 - Mohammad Amir needs 2 more wickets to complete 200 wickets in international cricket. He has taken 95 Test, 57 ODI, and 46 T20i wickets.
11 - Ireland will become the 11th nation to play Test cricket.
Test debut year for each nation
Australia / England - 1877
South Africa - 1889
West Indies - 1928
New Zealand - 1930
India - 1932
Pakistan - 1952
Sri Lanka - 1982
Zimbabwe - 1992
Bangladesh - 2000
Ireland - 2018
15 - If Boyd Rankin plays he will become the 15th player to play a Test match for two different countries. He has played one Test match for England in Ashes 2013-14.
39y 231d - If he gets to play, Ed Joyce at the age of 39 years and 231 days will be the oldest player to make a Test debut, since South Africa's Omar Henry (40 years and 295 days) against India at Durban in 1992.
95 - Number of wickets taken by Mohammad Amir in Test cricket and needs 5 more wickets to become the 18th bowler to take 100 Test wickets for Pakistan.
3692 - William Porterfield's 3692 ODI runs is the most by any player at the time of his Test debut.
18414 - Ed Joyce has scored 18,414 runs at an average of 48.07 in FC cricket - the 7th most by any player before making his Test debut.