Ireland has announced a 14-members Squad for IRE vs ENG
Ireland has announced a 14-members squad for the first ODI against England, adding players like Curtis Campher and Harry Tector to the list while excluding Mark Adair from the 14. From the cut-out 22-member squad, eight players will remain as reserves in the bio-safe bubble.
The first ODI between England and Ireland will launch the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League to determine that participants for the 2023 Men’s World Cup in India and Ireland appear to be adequately prepared for it. The team led by Andrew Balbirnie has a fantastic combination of youth and experience with the centre of the porthole in the back.
While the versatile Curtis Campher has been chosen from the 14-man list, Harry Tector will join him in the final bubble, but unfortunately, Mark Adair failed to make the cut. Campher has played a List A game and three T20s, while Tector has appeared for Ireland in 20 international T20s. Speaking of the team, Andrew White, president of the national men’s selectors, said the players were chosen based on their shape in the two warm-up games, as well as the shape before the Coronavirus outbreak.
“These ODIs are not only a great opportunity for our team to test themselves against the world champions, but they are extremely important in the context of qualifying for the 2023 Cricket World Cup. All the players on our team lack time to game as a result of the lockout, so the two warm-up games gave players a chance to win their first competitive action since early March and there were some very positive performances on display during those two games, “said White.
“However, our deliberations on the team took into account not only those two warm-up games, but also the way showed earlier in the year before the close. Furthermore, we also take into account that we have a bigger squad here than would be normal, so we decided on a side for the first game only at this time. This means that the eight players who miss out on this gaming gear may still have a chance to appear in the series.
“Many players on this journey may consider themselves unfortunate to lose themselves in the first team of the day, including our 2019 wicket leader, Mark Adair. As fans know, Mark underwent surgery earlier this year, and while that was successful, it has sadly meant that he has not yet returned to the level where we need him for international cricket. We know it is not far away, but we must also recognize that Sunday’s game was their first competitive outing since the Caribbean in January. “
All matches will be in Southampton, with both sides playing their first game on July 30. The remaining two games will be played on August 1 and 4, respectively.