Congratulations to Middlesex's Tim Murtagh & Paul Stirling who have been named in Ireland's World T20 Squad.
Ireland coach Phil Simmons has named an experienced squad with six having played in the final stages of all Ireland’s five major tournaments. Indeed only Tim Murtagh, Max Sorensen and Stuart Thompson haven’t been named in a previous World Cup or ICC World Twenty squad.
Simmons said of the experienced composition of the squad: “That for me is the good thing. Everybody has been there before and knows what’s expected of them. It’s good for the younger players who will learn how we do things and how we proceed at tournaments.”
Ireland are in Group B of the competition playing Australia on September 19, and West Indies on September 24 - both games take place in Colombo.
The squad in full is as follows:
William Porterfield (captain) (Warwickshire), Alex Cusack (Clontarf), George Dockrell (Somerset), Trent Johnston (YMCA), Nigel Jones (CSN), Ed Joyce (Sussex), Tim Murtagh (Middlesex), Kevin O’Brien (Railway Union), Niall O’Brien (Northants), Boyd Rankin (Warwickshire), Paul Stirling (Middlesex), Max Sorensen (The Hills), Stuart Thompson (Limavady), Andrew White (Instonians), Gary Wilson (Surrey).
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