Ireland has nominated the duo of David Delany and Harry Tector in his 15-man team for the upcoming T20I Tri Series against Scotland and the Netherlands.
Delia, a pace bowler, and Tector, an off-spinning all-rounder, have both regularly played for the Irish second string team Ireland Wolves. Tector, who is only 19 years old, has captained her in recent games.
The Tri Series provides a unique opportunity for selected players to make an irrefutable claim to the selection of the upcoming ICC qualifying competition for the men’s T20 World Championship, with 14 teams competing for the remaining six places in the ICC’s T20 World Championship Men will compete in Australia in 2020.
Andrew White, chairman of the National Men’s Choice, said that several tough decisions have been made to reduce a 25-member training squad to just 15.
“There were a number of players who were really unlucky enough to miss this squad, which shows the quality and depth of the players we develop in this format of the game in Ireland,” said White. It is certainly a talented and dynamic team that will give Gary Wilson [Captain of Ireland T20I] many opportunities over the coming weeks.
“It’s also a squad with a stronger field unit than we possibly had in the past.” They have a lot of three-dimensional cricket players, which is important in modern games. We’ve just completed a five-day training camp that gathered 25 of Ireland’s top players in this format. It was very helpful and strengthened the thinking of the selectors. “
The series begins at Malahide on September 15th.
Ireland Squad For Tri-Series
Gary Wilson (c), Mark Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, David Delany, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Jacob Mulder, Kevin O’Brien, Boyd Rankin, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Stuart Thompson, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young