Belfast News Letter – Cricket Ireland selectors have named a 12-man squad to travel to Sussex for a T20 match against Sussex Sharks at Arundel Castle on Sunday.

Summary

  • Cricket Ireland selectors have named a 12-man squad to travel to Sussex for a T20 match against Sussex Sharks at Arundel Castle on Sunday.
  • With an extended view to the ICC World T20 Qualifiers in 2019, selectors have considered this fixture as an ideal opportunity as both vital preparation time for the upcoming T20 Internationals against India (27 and 29 June), while allowing a wider pool of players to gain greater experience playing within the senior squad.
  • Andrew White, Chairman of National Men’s Selectors for Cricket Ireland, spoke about this theme following announcement of the squad.
  • “Our upcoming series against India is a showcase event for our team, but our gradual build towards the World T20 Qualifiers next year is a key milestone we need to ensure we are ready for – we need to have a squad that will be competitive, with a good shot at getting through to the Tournament in 2020.
  • “With this in mind, the Selectors have included Josh Little, and I’d view him as the perfect example of the type of young player we’re keen to integrate into the senior squad.”


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