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Tim Murtagh

  • Born On: 2 August 1981
  • Club: Middlesex
  • Cap Number: 682
  • Debut Match: June 2012 v Australia
  • Batting Style: Left-handed
  • Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium
  • Career Best: 4-18
Tim Murtagh

A conversation with Middlesex and Ireland batsman Ed Joyce in 2011 led Murtagh to seriously consider qualifying for Ireland as his grandfather was born in Dublin. He applied for Irish citizenship in October that year, which was granted in January 2012.

Ireland’s first engagement after Murtagh qualified was the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier held in the UAE in March; Murtagh was named as a reserve but ended up travelling out to join up with the squad following the injuries to John Mooney and Alex Cusack.

Tim Murtagh then made his debut for Ireland against Australia in the rain-affected RSA Challenge in Belfast in June 2012. He unfortunately didn’t get to take the field with either bat or ball in his debut match. He has accumulated three more caps since then and more recently has been selected to travel to United Arab Emirates for Ireland’s crucial Intercontinental Cup and World Cricket League against UAE.


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