NZ vs IRE: Ireland has called-up Stephen Doheny and all-rounder, Graham Hume in their 14-man squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series against New Zealand. Doheny has replaced William Porterfield in the squad. For the unversed, the latter recently announced retirement from international in a bid to focus on coaching.
In his illustrious career, Porterfield scored 4343 runs in 148 ODIs at an average of 30.6. He also played 61 T20 internationals for Ireland and amassed 1079 runs at an average of 20.4.
All-rounder, Graham Hume has also been included in the squad. He impressed one and all after claiming 10 wickets at 9.40 in the inter-provincial 50-over competition this season.
“Taking on the world’s number one ODI side will always be a challenge, but with 30 World Cup Super League points on the line, this series becomes even more significant,” Andrew White, Chair of National Men’s Selectors, said.
“One-day cricket is the format we have performed most consistently in over the last few years, and despite the age profile of many in the squad is young, they have gained some important experience in recent times in finding ways of winning against top sides.
“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 the inter-provincial and Wolves levels. 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.”
NZ vs IRE Schedule
The three-match ODI series between Ireland and New Zealand will begin from 10th July to 15th July 2022. All the matches will be played at The Village in Dublin.