Left Menu
Development News Edition

Cricket Ireland announces squad for ODI series against Afghanistan

ANI | Dublin | Updated: 16-05-2019 21:20 IST | Created: 16-05-2019 21:05 IST
Cricket Ireland announces squad for ODI series against Afghanistan
Ireland failed to win any match in the ongoing Tri-nation series against West Indies and Bangladesh. Image Credit: Wikipedia

Cricket Ireland on Thursday announced 14-member squad for the two-match ODI series against Afghanistan. The team has made one change from their Tri-series squad as Tyrone Kane replaces the injured Josh Little. Little who picked up a four-wicket haul on his ODI debut against England earlier this month, has been rested from the series against Afghanistan as a precaution to get him ready for the home series against Zimbabwe in July this year.

"During the Tri-Series, Josh reported some minor back pain related to bowling. A precautionary scan showed a small area of bone stress in an area commonly seen in fast bowlers. We take these findings very seriously given the potential for such stress responses to develop into a more serious stress fracture that could put Josh out of action for up to 3 months if he were to continue bowling," Mark Rausa (Head of Physiotherapy) said in an official statement. "We want to rest Josh from bowling for around four weeks and begin rehab immediately in preparation for the Zimbabwe series at the beginning of July," he added.

Ireland failed to win any match in the ongoing Tri-nation series against West Indies and Bangladesh. But the team would hope to put up a better performance in the series against Afghanistan. "The first few months of 2019 have shown the talent and potential within Irish cricket, and the emergence of new players on the international stage. Indeed in just the first half of this calendar year we have seen five players make their ODI debuts. With Tyrone Kane joining the squad for the Afghanistan series, he is in contention to be a sixth ODI debutant," Andrew White, Chair of National Men's selectors said in an official statement.

Ireland 14-member squad for the two-match ODI series against Afghanistan: William Porterfield (captain), Mark Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, George Dockrell, Tyrone Kane, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O'Brien, Boyd Rankin, Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker, Gary Wilson. The team takes on Afghanistan in the first ODI of the two-match series on Sunday, May 19.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Domestic seafood trade in focus as COVID-19 changes market dynamics

As predicted earlier in a report titled Seafood industry post-COVID 19 An overhaul to trigger the growth of small fisheries, one of the changes going ahead would be increased focus on domestic seafood trade, driven by falling exports and su...

Migration post-COVID 19: Taking cues from the past to rebuild economies

Migrants are an irreplaceable part of even the essential workforce of developed countries and are on the frontline in the fight against the crisis, making an immeasurable contribution to saving the lives of natives with voting rights....

Socialization Post-COVID-19: Local associations and online groups to play crucial role

Though every age group is suffering due to the global lockdown caused by the ensuing COVID-19 pandemic, the challenges before adolescents are unique. Their social space has shrunk drastically, besides, they have become highly vulnerable to ...

Pharma post-COVID 19: Reducing political clout can alter business models

Powerful governments that have historically supported the pharma industry in enforcing global intellectual property rules are changing course and introducing legislation that can override normal patent rights during emergencies....

Videos

Latest News

Mamata greets people on Eid-ul-Fitr

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday greeted people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and appealed to them to stay at home and celebrate the festival. Heartiest wishes to all on the occasion of EidUlFitr. Let us celebrate this ...

Japan's small clinics driven to brink as virus-wary patients stay home

As Japan eases coronavirus curbs following its first wave of cases, many small medical clinics are scrambling to stay afloat and the doctors who run them are calling for government support as patients keep away for fear of infection.Such cl...

Chinese official in Hong Kong says some protest acts "terrorist in nature"

Chinas Foreign Ministry branch in Hong Kong said on Monday some acts during last years pro-democracy protests were terrorist in nature, posing imminent danger to Chinas national security.Xie Feng, Commissioner of Chinas Ministry of Foreign ...

Foreign tourists can book holidays in Spain from July - minister

Foreign tourists can book vacations in Spain from July as the two-week self-quarantine for overseas travellers is likely to be suspended by then, the tourism minister said on Monday.One of the worst-hit nations in the world from the coronav...

Give Feedback