Ireland announces 14-man squad for ODI against England


After completing the batting Test series against the West Indies, England Cricket will host Ireland for the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series starting at the Aegis Bowl in Southampton on Thursday (30 July).

It will be the first series for an outbreak of the Ireland cricket team post coronavirus that halted all cricketing operations around the world in early March this year. Cricket Ireland (CI) has announced a 14-man squad for the ODI series opener in Southampton.

The CI has a travel squad of 22 players but has chosen only a 14-man squad with a window that can bring any of the eight reserve players to subsequent matches.

He said, ‘This ODI is not only a great opportunity for our team to test themselves against the world champions, but it is very important in terms of qualification for the 2023 Cricket World Cup. Each player on our team lacks playing time as a result of the lockdown, so the two warm-up games gave players a chance to get their first competitive action since early March, and some very positive performances on display on those two Match, ”said Andrew White, president of the national male selectors.

“However, our discussions on selection not only took into account those two warm-up games but also featured in the year before lockdown. We also took into consideration that we had a big There is the squad, which would be normal, so at this point, we only decided one side for the first game. This means that the eight players who join this game team can still have the opportunity to join the series, ” They said.

The Ireland team will have relatively young Irish players who are yet to showcase their talent at the international level. Some players are those who have appeared in the International T20 for Ireland but have not played a one-day match yet.

“A notable inclusion for Irish fans is Curtis Camaroff, who has been called into the Ireland senior squad for the first time. Curtis has impressed the selectors and coaches with both his batting and bowling, much to the Ireland Wolfs against Namibia in February Played well, trained well in recent weeks, and provided a great balance to the side. Fans saw everything they could offer during the intra-squad match last Wednesday, and we believe Is that if they are called then they will be ready to step up.

“Another thrill for Irish fans is Harry Tector, who is now set to make his debut in ODI cricket. Harry has already competed in 20 T20 Internationals for Ireland and during warm-up games and in training, It has demonstrated that he is ready for this format of the game. His half-century on Sunday was against a great attack, and showed maturity in his batting so early in his career, “Andrew continued.

Andrew also explained the reason for Ireland’s major wicket-taker Mark Adair’s lapse last year. He said that while Mark had undergone successful surgery, he was still not fit enough to represent Ireland internationally.

He said, “Many players in this journey may miss joining the team on the first matchday, including our premier wicketkeeper Mark Adair in 2019. As fans know, Mark had surgery earlier this year, and while he was successful, it, unfortunately, means that he still hasn’t returned to the level that we need him for international cricket. We know he is not far off, but we also have to recognize that Sunday’s game was his first competitor in the Caribbean since January, “Andrew concluded.

The 14-player match squad is:

  • Andrew Balbirnie (captain)
  • Paul Stirling (vice-captain)
  • Curtis Campher
  • Gareth Delany
  • Josh Little
  • Andrew McBrine
  • Barry McCarthy
  • Kevin O’Brien
  • William Porterfield
  • Boyd Rankin
  • Simi Singh
  • Harry Tector
  • Lorcan Tucker
  • Craig Young

The ODI series Schedule

  • 30 July: 1st ODI v England (2pm GMT)
  • 1 August: 2nd ODI v England (2pm GMT)
  • 4 August: 3rd ODI v England (2pm GMT)


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