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T20 World Cup 2024: Harry Tector, Josh Little headline Ireland squad

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It will be Ireland’s eighth successive appearance in T20 World Cup, having qualified by finishing second in the regional final of the Europe Qualifier, next to Scotland.
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Paul Stirling Wednesday was named captain of Ireland’s 15-member squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in West Indies and USA. Besides Stirling, the experienced faces in their squad are Andrew Balbirnie and George Dockrell as Ireland begin their campaign against India in their Group A fixture in New York on June 5.

Pakistan, Canada and hosts USA are the three other teams of the group.

Ireland’s batting lineup features Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ross Adair, and Curtis Campher.

Left-arm seamer Josh Little and Mark Adair will lead the pace attack, which also has the options of Graham Hume, Campher, Barry McCarthy and Craig Young.

Leg-spinner duo of Ben White and all-rounder Gareth Delany will be the two spin options in the side.

It will be Ireland’s eighth successive appearance in the competition, having qualified by finishing second in the regional final of the Europe Qualifier, next to Scotland.

They had qualified for the Super 8 stage in their debut in 2009.

Ireland squad: Paul Stirling (c), Mark Adair, Ross Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Neil Rock (wk), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Ben White and Craig Young.

With agency inputs

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