Cricket Ireland has included top-order batter Stephen Doheny and bowling all-rounder Graham Hume in their 14-member squad for the upcoming 3-match ODI series against New Zealand.
Stephen Doheny and Graham Hume Named in Ireland Squad
Doheny has been replaced in place of William Poterfield who recently retired from international cricket to focus on coaching.
Stephen Doheny made into the squad following his impressive performance in the 50-over inter-provincial competition where he scored 146 runs at 36.50 with a highest score of 97. Notably, Stephen Doheny has also been named in the T20I squad against India.
“Taking on the world’s number one ODI side will always be a challenge, but with 30 World Cup Super League points on the line, this series becomes even more significant,” Andrew White, Chair of National Men’s Selectors, said.
“One-day cricket is the format we have performed most consistently in over the last few years, and despite the age profile of many in the squad being young, they have gained some important experience in recent times in finding ways of winning against top sides.
“With the recent retirement of William Porterfield, we’ve called up Stephen Doheny into his first ODI squad. Stephen has impressed coaches and selectors with his stroke play and is now starting to convert starts into defining and match-shaping innings’ at inter-provincial and Wolves level. His form has warranted his call-up to both white-ball squads and we wish him well.
“It’s likewise pleasing to see Graham Hume get his chance in the ODIs after repeated seasons of consistent form while he qualified to play for Ireland. Hume has demonstrated his accuracy and ability to extract bounce and movement in home conditions – we are hoping his knack of prising out early breakthroughs will translate to the higher level.”
Andrew Balbirnie (Captain), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Graham Hume, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young