Ireland selects 14-player squad for second ODI against England
July 31st 2020 by Craig Easdown | International
SOUTHAMPTON, England – Cricket Ireland’s national men’s selectors have chosen the 14-player squad for tomorrow’s second one-day international against England at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, following yesterday’s win by England in the first match of the series.
The 14-player match squad is:
• Andrew Balbirnie (c)
• Paul Stirling (vc)
• Curtis Campher
• Peter Chase
• Gareth Delany
• George Dockrell
• Josh Little
• Andrew McBrine
• Kevin O’Brien
• William Porterfield
• Simi Singh
• Harry Tector
• Lorcan Tucker
• Craig Young
Andrew White, Chair of National Men’s Selectors, said:
“While yesterday’s performance had some positives to come away with, the players will be keen to bounce back with a stronger performance in tomorrow’s match. Over the last 6 to 12 months our batting has been our strong suit, so we are hoping that yesterday’s performance was an aberration stemming from being the first competitive match in almost five months.”
“The Selectors are, of course, delighted with Curtis Campher’s debut – his positive play, composure under pressure and energy with the ball was very pleasing to see – to be making your debut against the world champions was highly pressurised, so for him to respond so well is a credit to his temperament and confidence to play at this level.”
“Barry McCarthy is unfortunately out of the next two ODIs after this morning’s MRI revealed a tear in a muscle at the back of his knee, while Boyd Rankin has been taken out of the 14 for tomorrow’s game as he manages a flare-up of an old back injury.”
“Coming into the 14 as a direct like-for-like replacement for Boyd is Peter Chase. Peter has been bowling really well in the nets, having made adjustments to his run-up over last 6 months, and has impressed coaches. George Dockrell completes the 14 given the all-round game we know he offers.”
• 30 July: 1st ODI v England (scorecard)
• 1 August: 2nd ODI v England (day/night, starts 2pm)
• 4 August: 3rd ODI v England (day/night, starts 2pm)
All three ODIs will be available to watch live on Sky Sports Cricket in Ireland/UK. Please check local guides for countries outside of this. BBC Sport will be providing Test Match Special commentary, BBC2 will provide TV highlights and BBC social media will feature video clips during play.
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