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Squads named – Cricket Ireland

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DUBLIN – Cricket Ireland has today named three men’s T20 International squads for the upcoming three-match series against Pakistan in Dublin, the Tri-Series with Netherlands and Scotland in Voorburg and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup starting next month.

The three squads feature the same 14 players, however, Josh Little (currently playing in the IPL) will be added as the 15th squad member at the T20 World Cup.

Ireland Men are currently ranked 11th in the world in T20Is.

THE SQUADS

Pakistan T20I Series

  • Paul Stirling (Capt), Mark Adair, Ross Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Barry McCarthy, Neil Rock, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young.

Tri-Series in Netherlands

  • Paul Stirling (Capt), Mark Adair, Ross Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Barry McCarthy, Neil Rock, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young.

T20 World Cup in US/Caribbean

  • Paul Stirling (Capt), Mark Adair, Ross Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Neil Rock, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young.
THE FIXTURE SCHEDULE

(All times shown are local to the venue)

Pakistan T20I Series

  • 10 May 2024: Ireland v Pakistan (T20I; Clontarf; start 3pm)
  • 12 May 2024: Ireland v Pakistan (T20I; Clontarf; start 3pm)
  • 14 May 2024: Ireland v Pakistan (T20I; Clontarf; start 3pm)

Tri-Series in Netherlands

  • 19 May 2024: Ireland v Netherlands (T20I; Voorburg; start 4pm)
  • 20 May 2024: Ireland v Scotland (T20I; Voorburg; start 5pm)
  • 23 May 2024: Ireland v Scotland (T20I; Voorburg; start 11am)
  • 24 May 2024: Ireland v Netherlands (T20I; Voorburg; start 11am)

T20 World Cup in US/Caribbean

  • 31 May 2024: Ireland v Sri Lanka (Warm-up; Florida)
  • 5 June 2024: Ireland v India (T20I; New York; start 10.30am)
  • 7 June 2024: Ireland v Canada (T20I; New York; start 10.30am)
  • 14 June 2024: Ireland v USA (T20I; Florida; start 10.30am)
  • 16 May 2024: Ireland v Pakistan (T20I; Florda; start 10.30am)

Heinrich Malan, Ireland Men’s Head Coach, said:

“We have an intensive block of T20 cricket coming up this month ahead of the T20 World Cup – we have seven games in 15 days as preparation for the tournament. We will not be treating those seven games as warmups, though, we’ll be aiming to win as many of those games as possible.

“The T20 format is fast-paced, think-on-your-feet style of cricket. To find a way to win – given the often frenetic and evolving game going on around you – is a skill you can truly only ever learn and develop on the field of play.

“The squad is one that we have gradually developed and tested out over the last 18 or so months – the skill sets we need to cover are there, albeit we have allowed Josh [Little] to continue in the IPL until his side end their campaign, so he will likely join us ahead of the big tournament.

“We are now entering the final stretch before the T20 World Cup begins, it will be a challenging couple of weeks, but we’re ready to tackle whatever is thrown at us.” 

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