T20 World Cup: Balbirnie to steer Ireland’s 15-member squad, Tector and Adair included
Skipper Andrew Balbirnie will lead Ireland’s marketing campaign at this yr’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup after Cricket Ireland named their 15-member squad for the upcoming match on Tuesday.
The expertise of Kevin O’Brien, who was excluded from the squad that participated within the World Cup Qualifier earlier than asserting his retirement from all types of worldwide cricket final month, will probably be lacking. However, the squad nonetheless seems to be well-rounded with expertise within the type of gamers like opener Paul Stirling, all-rounder George Dockrell, and Balbirnie and a mixture of youth with the likes of batter Harry Tector and pacer Mark Adair.
Chair of National Men’s Selectors, Andrew White within the press statement by the cricket board said, “Our perception is that this T20 World Cup will not be an finish level however the starting of a brand new period. The age profile of this squad makes our future prospects very thrilling, and after a season of eye-catching performances we now have seen a better degree of curiosity in our gamers by groups in franchise tournaments around the globe, which is a constructive signal.
Ireland T20 World Cup squad: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Fionn Hand, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Conor Olphert, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young.