North West men in Ireland training squad for England series

North West men William Porterfield, Boyd Rankin, Andy McBrine and Craig Young could all feature for Ireland in their ODI series against England, which gets underway on July 30.
Ireland's William Porterfield.Ireland's William Porterfield.
Ireland's William Porterfield.

Ireland named a 21-man expanded squad that will travel to Southampton for a training camp ahead of the three-match men’s World Cup Super League One Day International series against England starting later this month.

To comply with COVID-19 protocols, the squad will depart Dublin on a special charter flight to Southampton, before being transported in bio-secure buses to a hotel within the grounds of the Ageas Bowl where they will stay until their departure on 5 August.

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Following the training sessions and two warm-up matches as part of the tour schedule, Ireland selectors will then name a final 14-man squad for the series. The remaining seven players will stay on as cover.

The 21-man squad - Andrew Balbirnie; Paul Stirling; Mark Adair; Curtis Campher; Peter Chase; Gareth Delany; George Dockrell; Jonathan Garth; Tyrone Kane; Josh Little; Andrew McBrine; Barry McCarthy; James McCollum; Kevin O’Brien; William Porterfield; Boyd Rankin; Simi Singh; Harry Tector; Lorcan Tucker; Gary Wilson and Craig Young.

All three ODIs will be available to watch live on Sky Sports Cricket. BBC Sport will be providing Test Match Special commentary, BBC2 will provide TV highlights.

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