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Eire announce 14-man squad for T20Is in opposition to South Africa and Afghanistan

Cricket Eire have retained the 14-man squad that performed in opposition to New Zealand for the T20Is in opposition to South Africa and Afghanistan. Forward of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, the Irish crew will participate in a two-match T20I collection in opposition to South Africa, adopted by 5 T20Is in opposition to Afghanistan.

Andy Balbirnie will lead Eire in each collection. The selectors have confirmed that the 14 males who performed within the recently-concluded collection in opposition to the Black Caps will play within the two T20Is in opposition to the Proteas and the primary three T20Is in opposition to Afghanistan. Right here is the squad:

Andrew Balbirnie (Captain), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Fionn Hand, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Younger.

Eire’s remaining #T20WorldCup preparation begins in August with collection in opposition to South Africa and Afghanistan.Squad particulars 👇bit.ly/3zzNi2T

The South African facet is presently in England battling in opposition to Jos Buttler’s males. The Irish squad will then head to Bristol, the place they are going to cross swords with the Proteas on August 3 and 5.

Afghanistan’s collection in opposition to Eire will happen in Belfast, with the 5 T20Is scheduled to happen on August 9, 11, 12, 15 and 17.

Cricket Eire have one eye on the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup

George Dockrell is one of the most experienced names present in the Irish squad (Image: Getty).
George Dockrell is without doubt one of the most skilled names current within the Irish squad (Picture: Getty).

The Irish crew has certified for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, which is scheduled to happen in Australia later this 12 months. The Chair of Irish Nationwide Males’s Selectors Andrew White confirmed religion within the squad even if the current outcomes haven’t gone their means. In a press launch, White mentioned:

“We imagine, whereas the outcomes haven’t gone our means, the model of cricket that [head coach] Heinrich Malan is instilling within the squad is exhibiting constructive indicators and the gamers are starting to equip themselves nicely as they construct in direction of the World Cup in Australia.”

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