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Cricket Ireland has today [Thursday] announced squad that will play in multiple formats against Bangladesh.
The first tour is to Bangladesh where it will feature a warm-up fixture on 15 March, then three one-day internationals, three T20 Internationals and a Test Match.
This will be the first-ever Test Match played between the two sides, and the first multi-format series the two sides have played at senior level.
“The core piece for us around red ball cricket is that it is a bit of a blank canvas – we’ve obviously got a bit of work to do in that space, but it’s exciting. We’re not going to try and play like anyone else, we’ll play our own way and that is the key message within our environment at the moment. We want our guys to go out there and figure out how we best play red ball cricket – it’s not that we need to block or play essentially T20 cricket,” Ireland head coach Heinrich Malan said about the return to Test cricket.
“Will there be some hiccups along the way, undoubtedly – but there will also be some good periods as well. We’ve shown that we have a really good group of young, talented cricketers coming through and Test cricket is a new frontier for us to discover, and we’re really looking forward to that challenge” he added.
Ireland squad for Bangladesh ODI series
Andrew Balbirnie (Capt), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Graham Hume, Matthew Humphreys, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White.
Ireland squad for Bangladesh T20I series
Andrew Balbirnie (Capt), Mark Adair, Ross Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Matthew Humphreys, Barry McCarthy, Conor Olphert, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young.
Ireland squad for Bangladesh Test Match
Andrew Balbirnie (Capt), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Murray Commins, George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Matthew Humphreys, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum, PJ Moor, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White.