Ireland squad ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier Squad

Ireland squad ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier Squad

 

Ireland squad ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier Squad

Ireland has recently unveiled its formidable 15-member squad for the highly anticipated 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe. The team, led by Andrew Balbirnie, is brimming with talented pacers, aiming to secure their place in the main event later this year, to be held in India.

Scheduled to commence on June 18, this qualifier will witness ten teams, including powerhouses like West Indies and Sri Lanka, fiercely competing for the coveted two spots. Andrew White, the selector for the Ireland men’s team, expressed his thoughts on the squad selection process, emphasizing the importance of considering tactical aspects, player form, and the ideal composition that aligns with the conditions likely to be encountered during the tournament.

White noted the significance of experienced players like Ben White, particularly in the latter stages of the competition when matches are expected to be played on worn-out pitches. Such conditions are where the skills and capabilities of players like White come to the forefront and prove their worth.

Nonetheless, White acknowledged the necessity of a strong start and reiterated the team’s focus on assembling the best possible lineup to overcome the initial challenges. Ireland’s seam attack appears to be in top form, with the likes of Mark Adair, Josh Little, Craig Young, Barry McCarthy, Graham Hume, and Curtis Campher ready to unleash their varied pace options. Furthermore, the squad boasts the valuable addition of PJ Moor, who possesses extensive experience in Zimbabwean conditions and offers versatility in batting positions, being capable of slotting in anywhere from 1 to 7.

The selectors believe that with the return of their finest seam attack and the reliable cover provided by PJ Moor, Ireland is well-prepared to tackle the challenges that lie ahead. Additionally, the inclusion of Ben White, fresh from his Test debut in Bangladesh, provides added depth and strengthens the team’s overall composition.

As the Ireland squad gears up for the crucial ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier, the anticipation and excitement surrounding their campaign continue to build. With a talented and well-balanced lineup at their disposal, Ireland aims to leave no stone unturned in their quest to secure a coveted spot in the main event, demonstrating their prowess on the global cricketing stage.

Ireland’s squad:
Andrew Balbirnie (c)
Mark Adair
Curtis Campher
Gareth Delany
George Dockrell
Graham Hume
Josh Little
Andy McBrine
Barry McCarthy
PJ Moor
Paul Stirling
Harry Tector
Lorcan Tucker
Ben White
Craig Young

Ireland Fixtures for the CWC 2023 Qualifier

WARM-UP MATCH- TUESDAY 13TH JUNE
IRELAND VS USA
9:00 AM – BULAWAYO ATHLETIC CLUB, BULAWAYO

WARM-UP MATCH- TUESDAY 15TH JUNE
IRELAND VS NETHERLANDS
9:00 AM – QUEENS SPORTS CLUB, BULAWAYO

GROUP MATCH – MONDAY 19TH JUNE
IRELAND VS OMAN
9:00 AM – BULAWAYO ATHLETIC CLUB, BULAWAYO

GROUP MATCH – MONDAY 21ST JUNE
IRELAND VS SCOTLAND
9:00 AM – QUEENS SPORTS CLUB, BULAWAYO

GROUP MATCH – MONDAY 25TH JUNE
IRELAND VS SRI LANKA
9:00 AM – QUEENS SPORTS CLUB, BULAWAYO

GROUP MATCH – MONDAY 27TH JUNE
IRELAND VS UAE
9:00 AM – BULAWAYO ATHLETIC CLUB, BULAWAYO

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