Cricket Ireland have have named two squads for the upcoming Ireland Men’s multi-format white ball tour of the USA and West Indies next month.

A 15-player squad has been named for the One-Day Internationals against the USA in December and the World Cup Super League series against the West Indies in January. Leg-spinner Ben White receives his first call-up to an ODI squad after making his T20I debut against South Africa in July this year.

A 15-player squad has also been named for the T20 Internationals against the USA and West Indies, however, Josh Little will miss the USA series as he has been released to be play in the Lanka Premier League. Little will join the touring party prior to the ODI series against the USA, then will remain with the Irish squad for the remainder of the tour.

The Squads

T20I squad for USA and West Indies fixtures:

  • Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Josh Little*, Barry McCarthy, William McClintock, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young.

ODI squad for USA and West Indies fixtures:

  • Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Josh Little*, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, William Porterfield, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young.

* Josh Little will join the travelling squad ahead of the ODIs against USA and remain for the rest of the tour.

 

THE TOUR

 USA leg of the tour

The fixtures on the US leg of the tour are:

  • 20 December: T20 Warm-up match (details TBC)
  • 22 December: USA Men v Ireland Men – 1st T20I (Florida; start 2pm local time)
  • 23 December: USA Men v Ireland Men – 2nd T20I (Florida; start 7pm local time) D/N
  • 26 December: USA Men v Ireland Men – 1st ODI (Florida; start 10am local time)
  • 28 December: USA Men v Ireland Men – 2nd ODI (Florida; start 10am local time)
  • 30 December: USA Men v Ireland Men – 3rd ODI (Florida; start 2pm local time) D/N

Ticketing arrangements for these matches will be announced shortly via www.usacricket.org.

The Irish men’s squad will depart from Dublin on 16 December, landing in Miami. Following the series, the squad will depart on 31 December for the Caribbean to prepare for the West Indies series.

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