European nation Ireland announced their 15-member squad for T20 World Cup 2022. Veteran player Andrew Balbirnie will lead the team. For the upcoming T20 world cup, Ireland selected a combination of veteran experienced players, and younger explosive players.
Opener Paul Stirling, all-rounder George Dockrell, and Skipper Andrew Balbirnie are the most experienced players in the team. They will play a vital role in the squad, and younger players will try to learn fine skills from them. While star batter Harry Tector and reliable fast bowler Mark Adair will provide stability in the middle order. This squad has everything which is required for a balanced side.
“It’s an exciting time for Irish cricket as we embark on another major global tournament. Over the last year, we have built a solid core squad while creating more depth in our T20 cricket. I think fans have started to see the positive strides the players have been making in this format – especially with the series win over Afghanistan – and we hope we can take this momentum into the tournament in Australia,” said Andrew White, Chair of National Men’s Selectors.
“We believe this is one of the strongest T20 squads we have sent to a World Cup and wish the team and coaching staff well for the tournament ahead.” He added.
Ireland will play their opening match against Zimbabwe at Bellerive Oval in Hobart on 17th October. After this match, they will face their rivals Scotland and the Caribbean team at the same venue.
Ireland T20 World Cup squad -: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Fionn Hand, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Conor Olphert, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young.