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25-May-2021 04:56:00 GMT
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Ireland name Graeme McCarter for ODIs against Netherlands

Dublin: Leinster Lightning captain George Dockrell has been included in the Ireland squad for the World Cup Super League games against the Netherlands.

Dockrell has been in superb early-season batting form with the Lightning all-rounder boasting an average of 148.50.

"We have high hopes he can carry that form into the international arena," said chair of selectors Andrew White.

The games in Utrecht will be played on 2, 4 and 7 June.

Ireland have named a core squad of 15 players with an additional four players also travelling to assist with preparations and training with current Covid-19 restrictions not permitting local support.

Northern Knights seamer Graeme McCarter is another player in the panel who has been rewarded for his performance in the Inter-Provincial Series.

Ireland squad:
Andrew Balbirnie (captain), Mark Adair, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Graeme McCarter, Barry McCarthy, Kevin O'Brien, William Porterfield, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young.

Additional players: Peter Chase, Stephen Doheny, Graham Kennedy, David O'Halloran.

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