Ireland announces its squad against the New Zealand for the upcoming ODI series. Sensational young batsman Doheny has been called up for the ODIs after getting a fortunate call in the T20I series against the crucial team of India.
Ireland’s 14-man squad for the three-match ODI series against New Zealand includes Stephen Doheny and bowling all-rounder Graham Hume.
William Poterfield, who recently retired from international cricket to focus on coaching, has been replaced by Doheny. The 23-year-old, who is also in the squad for the T20I series against India, has had a strong showing in the 50-over inter-provincial competition, scoring 146 runs at 36.50 with a top score of 97.
According to Cricket Ireland, Hume, 31, recently qualified for Ireland through residency and has taken 10 wickets at an average of just 9.40 in the inter-provincial 50-over competition this season.
Squad: Andrew Balbirnie (Captain), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Graham Hume, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young
Andrew White, Chair of National Men’s Selectors stated:
“With the recent retirement of William Porterfield, we’ve called up Stephen Doheny into his first ODI squad. Stephen has impressed coaches and selectors with his stroke play and is now starting to convert starts into defining and match-shaping innings’ at inter-provincial and Wolves level. His form has warranted his call-up to both white-ball squads and we wish him well.
“It’s likewise pleasing to see Graham Hume get his chance in the ODIs after repeated seasons of consistent form while he qualified to play for Ireland. Hume has demonstrated his accuracy and ability to extract bounce and movement in home conditions – we are hoping his knack of prising out early breakthroughs will translate to the higher level.”