Ireland XI Men’s squad named for Somerset match
March 29th 2018 | International
Cricket Ireland today announced a 13-man Ireland squad for the upcoming four-day match against Somerset County Cricket Club (6-9 April 2018) at County Ground, Taunton.
The match is part of Graham Ford’s team’s build-up to its historic first Test Match in May.
Andrew White, Cricket Ireland’s Chair of National Men’s Selectors, said:
“Unfortunately William Porterfield and Ed Joyce will miss the game through injury but it offers an opportunity for James Shannon and Jack Tector. Jack is a natural opening batsman, who has performed well for the Wolves last year and deserves his first call up to the senior international team. We wish him well.”
“Andy McBrine and Simi Singh put in strong performances over the course of the Zimbabwe tour and the selectors feel they deserve to be a part of the squad for the game against Somerset.”
The squad, to be captained by Gary Wilson, is:
• Gary Wilson (Captain)
• Andrew Balbirnie
• Peter Chase
• Andrew McBrine
• Barry McCarthy
• Kevin O’Brien
• Niall O’Brien
• Boyd Rankin
• James Shannon
• Simi Singh
• Paul Stirling
• Jack Tector
• Craig Young*
* Craig Young was brought into the squad following Tim Murtagh’s withdrawal.
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