Ireland batsman Paul Stirling is all set to make his appearance in the ongoing The Hundred tournament after obtaining the No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Cricket Ireland. He would be playing as a replacement for New Zealand’s injured Devon Conway at Southern Brave.
Conway sustained an injury in the last game against London Spirit at Lord’s, when he took a hit to the fingers of his left hand from delivery of Blake Cullen early in his innings.
He registered scores of 18, 23, 34, and 22 for a tally of 97 runs in the four games, scored at a strike rate of 112.79.
Paul Stirling is likely to be featured for Brave on Thursday (August 5) match against Manchester Originals in an away game at Old Trafford. He is one of the leading players of Ireland, who has mustered a fair share of experience from playing international games.
Richard Holdsworth, High-Performance Director for Cricket Ireland said, “With the T20 World Cup approaching, the opportunity for one of our leading players to have an experience like this can only be beneficial.”
He is one of the leading players of Ireland, who has mustered a fair share of experience from international games. He has also played a five-match with Middlesex in the T20 Blast in May, while also impressing with his stint in Abu Dhabi earlier this year when he scored ODI centuries against UAE and Afghanistan.
“I’ve watched the first few rounds of The Hundred with great interest and am delighted to have been given this chance to be involved,” Stirling said. “The Southern Brave team has been outstanding so far under James Vince, and I hope I can contribute to the ongoing success of the team in this inaugural season of the competition. As a new concept, it’s been great to see the fans turning out to support The Hundred and it’ll be great to play in front of big crowds once more,” he added.
“With the T20 World Cup approaching, the opportunity for one of our leading players to have an experience like this can only be beneficial,” Richard Holdsworth, High-Performance Director for Cricket Ireland, said.
After starting the tournament with two consecutive losses, Southern Brave won its last two games and is currently placed at the seventh position in The Hundred Standings.