Ireland declared a fourteen men squad for England and tri-nation series under the captaincy of William Porterfield. One-off ODI against England on 3 May and for the first half of their Tri-Series involving Bangladesh and West Indies.
William Porterfield will once again lead the side, while the 14-man squad includes two players yet to make their ODI debuts in Lorcan Tucker and Josh Little. Moreover, Ireland will name their squad for the second half of the Tri-Series in due course. With those playing in an Ireland Wolves match against Bangladesh on 5 May having a chance to earn selection for the latter half of the series.
Andrew White, Ireland’s chair of national men’s selectors.
Accordingly, Andrew White, Ireland’s chair of national men’s selectors is confident to do well for the upcoming tight schedule. “We have been delighted to watch the continued improvement of Josh Little and Lorcan Tucker – both of whom will now be in the running to make their debuts in one-day international Cricket. Josh gives us that left-arm pace variation and he has continued to impress with some consistent performances. We believe he can transfer his T20 skills into the one-day arena.”
Mr. Andre White further added, “As for Lorcan, fans of Irish cricket have seen some stellar performances by him over the first few months of the year, most notably in Sri Lanka and La Manga. While he has been on our radar and around the senior squad in recent times. We’ve started to see greater confidence and consistency in his approach, and he is definitely one of those putting his hand up at the moment.”
Combination of experience and youth
Irish selector asserted the team as a combination of experience and youth, “We have chosen what we believe to be a squad that blends experience and youth, as well as rewarding form and consistency over recent months. As a testament to the increasing depth of talent we have at present, there are numerous players who have been unfortunate to miss out on this squad.”
However, Andre White explained their preparation for the upcoming busy schedule, “This is an incredibly busy period for the international men’s team, playing four Full Member sides over the next month. The selection of the squads was incredibly challenging, with a number of players returning from injury. And good form being displayed by several players in La Manga.”
Finally, Then Conclude with, “We have also had the benefit of seeing a pool of established and emerging players playing competitive cricket over the winter. Both in Sri Lanka with the Wolves, and in India for the Afghanistan series.”
Let’s have a look on the fourteen men squad
William Porterfield (c), Andrew Balbirnie. George Dockrell, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum. Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Boyd Rankin, Paul Stirling. Stuart Thompson, Lorcan Tucker, Gary Wilson
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Therefore, Ireland declared a fourteen men squad for England and tri-nation series under the captaincy of William Porterfield. Hope they will do well in the upcoming days.