Ireland Unveils Squads for Pakistan Series and T20 World Cup 2024

Ireland Unveils Squads for Pakistan Series and T20 World Cup 2024

News by “M.Sheharyar”

In Dublin, Cricket Ireland disclosed three team rosters for the imminent challenges: a three-match T20I series against Pakistan, a T20 tri-series featuring the Netherlands and Scotland, and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

For the Pakistan T20Is and tri-series, Ireland assembled a squad of 14 players. The notable absence is ace pacer Josh Little, currently engaged in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, who will be incorporated as the 15th member for the T20 World Cup 2024 squad.

Paul Stirling, the dynamic right-handed opener, retains captaincy for the European nation, supported by seasoned players like Andrew Balbirnie and George Dockrell.

Preparations for this year’s cricket spectacle commence with a three-match T20I series against Pakistan, slated in Dublin from May 10 to 14. Subsequently, Ireland will journey to the Netherlands for the tri-series running from May 18 to 24. The tournament format follows a pure round-robin structure, with the top team crowned champion.

Heinrich Malan, head coach of Ireland, remarked, “We have an intensive block of T20 cricket coming up this month ahead of the T20 World Cup – we have seven games in 15 days as preparation for the tournament.” He emphasized the team’s intent to win, viewing each match as an opportunity to hone skills under match conditions.

The Ireland squad reflects careful development and testing over the past 18 months, with the necessary skill sets in place. Malan noted the temporary absence of Josh Little due to IPL commitments but anticipates his arrival before the T20 World Cup.

As Ireland gears up for the T20 World Cup, slated to begin on June 5, they anticipate a challenging yet invigorating journey. Grouped with formidable opponents like Pakistan, India, USA, and Canada, Ireland faces a rigorous schedule. Their campaign starts against inaugural champions Pakistan on June 5, followed by matches against USA and Canada on June 7 and 14 respectively, concluding with a fixture against 2009 champions Pakistan on June 16.

Ireland Squad for Pakistan T20Is and Tri-Series:

Paul Stirling (c), Mark Adair, Ross Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Barry McCarthy, Neil Rock, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young.

Ireland Squad for T20 World Cup 2024:

Paul Stirling (c), Mark Adair, Ross Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Neil Rock, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young.

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