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Ireland Squad for ICC Cricket World Cup



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Ireland will be playing at the World Cup for the first time this year. They have been placed with Pakistan, the West Indies and Zimbabwe in Group D. They play their first match against Zimbabwe at the Sabina Park ground in Kingston on 15 March. Then they take on the mighty Pakistani team on 17 March at the same venue. They finish their group stage proceedings against the West Indies on 23 March. The Irish team had finished runner up in the ICC Trophy in 2005. By virtue of this result, they made it to the World Cup.

Ireland is the second team, after Scotland, to name their final 15 for the World Cup. They are:

Ireland Cricket team Squad for Cricket World Cup 2015
Player NameDOBRoleBattingBowling
William PorterfieldSep 6, 1984Captain, Opening batsmanLeft-hand bat Right-arm offbreak
Andrew BalbirnieDec 28, 1990Vice Captain, WicketkeeperRight-hand batRight-arm offbreak
Peter ChaseOct 9, 1993BowlerRight-hand batRight-arm medium-fast
Alex CusackOct 29, 1980BowlerRight-hand batRight-arm medium-fast
George DockrellJul 22, 1992BowlerRight-hand batSlow left-arm orthodox
Ed JoyceSep 22, 1978BatsmanLeft-hand bat Right-arm medium
Andrew McBrineApr 30, 1993BatsmanLeft-hand bat Right-arm offbreak
John MooneyFeb 10, 1982All RouderLeft-hand bat Right-arm medium
Tim MurtaghAug 2, 1981BowlerLeft-hand bat Right-arm fast-medium
Kevin O’BrienMar 4, 1984All RouderRight-hand batRight-arm medium-fast
Niall O’BrienNov 8, 1981Wicketkeeper Left-hand bat
Paul StirlingSep 3, 1990All RouderRight-hand batRight-arm offbreak
Stuart ThompsonAug 15, 1991All RouderLeft-hand bat Right-arm medium-fast
Gary WilsonFeb 5, 1986Wicketkeeper BatsmanRight-hand bat 
Craig YoungApr 4, 1990BowlerRight-hand batRight-arm medium





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