Cricket Ireland has named a 14-man squad for the Ireland Men’s One-Day International series against New Zealand, which will be held at Malahide from July 10-15, 2022.
The three-match series will be part of the ICC World Cup Super League, and there will be 30 points on the line. Two North West Warriors players, top-order hitter Stephen Doheny and bowling all-rounder Graham Hume, have been called up to the squad. Cricket Ireland recently awarded both players retainer contracts.
Stephen Doheny And Graham Hume Have Been In Fine Form In Club Cricket
Doheny, 23, plays club cricket for Merrion and is the current Inter-Provincial T20 Trophy’s leading run-scorer with 158 runs at an average of 52.67 and the best score of 74*. In the 50-over inter-provincial competition, Doheny has earned significant runs at the top of the order, with 146 runs at 36.50 and a maximum score of 97.
Hume, 31, is a club player for Waringstown who recently qualified for Ireland through residency. This season, Hume has collected 10 wickets at an average of 9.40 in the inter-provincial 50-over competition and 7 wickets at 14.71 in the T20 Trophy competition.
“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 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,” said Andrew White, Chair of National Men’s Selectors.
Ireland have a busy schedule in the summer with India, NZ, and South Africa visiting them.
Ireland Men’s ODI squad for the New Zealand series: Andrew Balbirnie (Captain), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Graham Hume, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young.