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Eire cricket workforce. (Photograph supply: Twitter)

DUBLIN – Eire have introduced a 14-player squad for the T20 Worldwide sequence towards India, to be performed at Malahide on 26 and 28 June 2022.

The squad named for the two-match T20I sequence towards India contains call-ups for 2 of the North West Warriors squad – top-order batter Stephen Doheny and tempo bowler Conor Olphert. Each gamers have been lately handed retainer contracts by Cricket Eire.

Doheny, 23, performs his membership cricket with Merrion and is the present main run-scorer within the Inter-Provincial T20 Trophy competitors with 158 runs at a median of 52.67, with a highest rating of 74*. Doheny has all scored precious runs on the high of the order within the 50-over inter-provincial competitors, with 146 runs at 36.50 with a highest rating of 97.

Olphert, 25, performs for Bready at membership stage, and whereas he made his Record A debut in 2020, the present season has been his most eye-catching. The tempo bowler, famend for his tempo and bounce, was taken as a web bowler on Eire Males’s tour to the UAE on early 2021. He has claimed six wickets at 19.17 within the Inter-Provincial T20 Trophy thus far and has additionally bagged six wickets within the 50-over competitors.

Eire T20I squad for India sequence

Andrew Balbirnie (Captain), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Conor Olphert, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Younger.

Andrew White, Chair of Nationwide Males’s Selectors, mentioned:

“There aren’t many higher challenges for a brand new nationwide coach to have than to begin your tenure towards the world’s quantity one-ranked T20I aspect, India. Heinrich [Malan] has been working laborious since his arrival in Eire, criss-crossing the island, attending to know the gamers and familiarising himself with the rising depth of expertise we’ve right here – and it’s this rising depth of expertise that has made a difficult choice course of for the primary fixtures of the boys’s dwelling season.

“The T20I squad includes a acquainted core to the squad, however it’s pleasing to see quite a few new faces earn their call-ups in Stephen Doheny and Conor Olphert. Each Warriors’ gamers have impressed at inter-provincial stage this season with constant performances, whereas Doheny has additionally come off the again of a very good tour of Namibia with the Eire Wolves. Olphert has bowled shortly, significantly on good wickets at Comber final month, and his choice provides as a possibility to take a look at him as a tactical choice given what lies forward for the remainder of the 12 months.

“As all the time, there are quite a few gamers who might most likely take into account themselves unfortunate to not make these squads however runs and wickets are the foreign money we search for and the selectors consider we’ve picked squads that recognise and reward constant type and efficiency on the sector.”


Eire Males vs India Males T20I sequence

  • Sunday 26 June: Eire v India, 1st T20I (Malahide)
  • Tuesday 28 June: Eire v India, 2nd T20I (Malahide)

Eire vs New Zealand

  • Sunday 10 July: Eire v New Zealand, 1st ODI (Malahide)
  • Tuesday 12 July: Eire v New Zealand, 2nd ODI (Malahide)
  • Friday 15 July: Eire v New Zealand, 3rd ODI (Malahide)
  • Monday 18 July: Eire v New Zealand, 1st T20I (Stormont)
  • Wednesday 20 July: Eire v New Zealand, 2nd T20I (Stormont)
  • Friday 22 July: Eire v New Zealand, 3rd T20I (Stormont)

Eire vs South Africa

  • Wednesday 3 August: Eire v South Africa, 1st T20I (Bristol)
  • Friday 5 August: Eire v South Africa, 2nd T20I (Bristol)

Eire vs Afghanistan

  • Tuesday 9 August: Eire v Afghanistan, 1st T20I (Stormont)
  • Thursday 11 August: Eire v Afghanistan, 2nd T20I (Stormont)
  • Friday 12 August: Eire v Afghanistan, 3rd T20I (Stormont)
  • Monday 15 August: Eire v Afghanistan, 4th T20I (Stormont)
  • Wednesday 17 August: Eire v Afghanistan, 5th T20I (Stormont)