For their forthcoming white-ball tour to Zimbabwe in December, Ireland has released two men’s teams.
This will be opener Paul Stirling’s first series as the team’s permanent white-ball captain. In the past, Paul Stirling captained the national squad on an interim basis.
During their forthcoming tour, Ireland will play three Twenty20 internationals and three one-day internationals.
The two countries are participating in their second bilateral series of the year with this tour. In January of last year, Ireland finished the ODI series with a 1-1 tie and lost the T20I series 2-1.
A Twenty20 International series at the Harare Sports Club on December 7 will serve as the kickoff to the white-ball series.
Three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) were slated to take place on December 13, 15, and 17 after the T20 series. The same location in Harare will host all six of the limited-overs matches.
Ireland’s men’s national selector Andrew White stressed the importance of the next tour, saying it will usher in a new era under a new set of leadership.
According to White, the visit is a crucial component of their 2024 T20 World Cup preparations.
Andrew White stated, “We’re excited to watch how this playing group develops as it builds towards the next 50-over World Cup.
This tour marks the start of a new cycle under a new leadership set-up.”
“This tour is essential to our preparations for the T20 World Cup in June, but before we get there, there are two T20 World Cups to plan and prepare for.”
“At the last T20 World Cup, we proved to the world what we were made of, but there’s hope that we can push ourselves even further with this group of talented players.”
Before travelling to Zimbabwe for the series, the Irish cricket squad is expected to participate in a five-day training camp in Spain from November 19–23. Part of the team’s preparation is this pre-tour training camp in Spain.
T20I squad: Paul Stirling (C), Mark Adair, Ross Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Graham Hume, Barry McCarthy, Neil Rock, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Theo van Woerkom, Craig Young.
ODI squad: Paul Stirling (C), Mark Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Graham Hume, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Neil Rock, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Theo van Woerkom, Craig Young.