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Wilson named in Ireland squad to face England

Derbyshire wicketkeeper Gary Wilson has been named in Ireland’s 14-man squad to face England next month.

Ireland will compete in two ODIs, at Bristol and Lord’s, on Friday 5 May and Sunday 7 May.

Wilson, who hit 72 and claimed six catches in the season opener versus Northamptonshire last week, will join the Ireland squad at the start of May.

“The opportunity to play England in England, and in particular at Lord’s, is not only historic, but a great tribute to Irish cricket and its journey,” said Ireland Head Coach, John Bracewell.

“The 14 selected give us the best balance available to take on England in early May. The conditions will be as different as they could be from those we experienced against Afghanistan in India – as will the composition of the two bowling attacks, with pace being key.

“It’ll be another great challenge for our players, but one everyone associated with Irish cricket can’t wait for.”

Ireland Squad

William Porterfield (Captain) (Warwickshire), Andrew Balbirnie (Pembroke/Leinster Lightning), Peter Chase (Malahide/Leinster Lightning), George Dockrell (Leinster/Leinster Lightning), Ed Joyce (Sussex/Leinster Lightning), Tim Murtagh (Middlesex), Andrew McBrine (Donemana/NW Warriors), Barry McCarthy (Durham/Leinster Lightning), Kevin O’Brien (Railway Union/Leinster Lightning), Niall O’Brien (NW Warriors), Paul Stirling (Middlesex), Stuart Thompson (Eglinton/NW Warriors), Gary Wilson (Derbyshire), Craig Young (Bready/NW Warriors).

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