Ireland Squad for India T20I Series; Gareth Delany Recalled

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Ireland Squad for India T20I Series: Cricket Ireland named a 15-member squad for the upcoming T20I series against India scheduled to play from August 18 at The Village, Dublin.

Cricket Ireland Announces Squad for India T20I Series

During the India tour of Ireland 2023, a total of 3 T20I games will be played during the tour. All 3 matches will be played at The Village – Dublin stadium.

Cricket Ireland named Paul Stirling as the captain of the Ireland T20I team while India named Jasprit Bumrah as their captain for the series.

Paul Stirling
Paul Stirling(Image Ireland Cricket)

Ireland recalled seasoned leg-spinner Gareth Delany, who was out with a broken wrist in June. Also coming back is the 25-year-old all-rounder Fionn Hand, who made his T20I debut in August last year and played his maiden Test in June this year.

The India series, which begins on August 18 and involves three T20Is, will be a platform for the Irish side to identify areas of improvement, reckons men’s national selector Andrew White.

“The recent qualifying campaign in Scotland was the first stage of our strategic planning for next June’s T20 World Cup,” Andrew White, Ireland Men’s national selector, said.

“We currently have around 15 T20 Internationals scheduled between now and the World Cup, so it is important that we use each of these to continue to build on areas that the coaching team have identified.

“We only have a limited time between now and the end of the 2023 domestic season, so it’s also crucial that we use what opportunities we have to provide exposure and experience to a pool of players who we believe are in contention for making that World Cup squad.

“I would expect that all of the 15 players named in the India series squad will feature at some point,” White said.

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Ireland Squad for India T20I Series

Paul Stirling (c), Andrew Balbirnie, Mark Adair, Ross Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Fionn Hand, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Theo van Woerkom, Ben White, Craig Young.