Paul Stirling
Paul Stirling[photo: Reuters]

Ireland opener Paul Stirling joined the Indian duo of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, and New Zealand opener, Martin Guptill, as the only players to have crossed the 3000-run mark in the shortest format of the game.

Stirling achieved the feat during Ireland’s fifth and final T20I against Afghanistan. Ireland managed to win the game and secure a 3-2 series win.

The victory comes after close performances against India, New Zealand, and South Africa. The cherry on top was Stirling’s feat, which he achieved by scoring a 10-ball 16.

Ireland vs New Zealand 1st ODI
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Guptill leads the list with 3497 runs in 121 matches followed by Rohit with 3487 runs in 132 matches. Kohli is third on the list with 3308 runs in 99 games and Stirling has 3011 runs in 114 matches.

Paul Stirling joins ADKR for UAE T20 League

Stirling’s success in recent times also saw him being picked up by Abu Dhabi Knight Riders for the UAE T20 League starting next year. He joined along with English opener, Jonny Bairstow.

Firstly it’s great to see that our global footprint continues to grow in line with our vision and strategy,” Venky Mysore, the chief executive of the franchise, was quoted as saying.

Paul Stirling (Image Credits: Twitter)
Paul Stirling (Image Credits: Twitter)

It’s also terrific that we have our mainstays, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell, as part of ADKR. We are really delighted Jonny Bairstow joins the Knight Riders family and will no doubt play a huge part in ADKR’s journey in ILT20,” he added.

ADKR squad for 2023 ILT20:

Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Jonny Bairstow, Paul Stirling, Lahiru Kumara, Charith Asalanka, Colin Ingram, Akeal Hosein, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ravi Rampaul, Raymon Reifer, Kennar Lewis, Ali Khan, Brandon Glover

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