England vs Ireland 3rd ODI: Ireland announces 14 member squad after overnight delay

After much delay, the Ireland selectors have finalized on the permutation and combinations as they announced the 14-member squad for today’s series finale. The Ireland Cricket Board, in a tweet last night confirmed the delay due to injury concerns. The selectors have made one change to the squad for today’s dead-rubber in Southampton.

Slow arm orthodox bowler George Dockrell makes way as right-arm pacer Mark Adair finds a spot in the final day squad. Despite being a dead rubber, the fixture will be significant as the Royal London Series is part of the ongoing World Cup Super League.

Matches played as part of the inaugural ICC Cricket World Cup Super League (2020-2023) are essentially World Cup Qualifier matches, as the League will serve as part of the 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualification process. It will feature thirteen teams, the twelve Full members of the International Cricket Council (ICC), and the Netherlands (who won the 2015–17 ICC World Cricket League Championship to qualify for this competition).

Each team will play an ODI series against eight of the twelve opponents, four series at home and four away. Each series will consist of three ODIs. For the World Cup, the hosts (India in 2023), and the top seven-ranked sides thereafter, will qualify automatically. The remaining five teams will play in a qualifying event along with five Associate sides, from which two sides will go through to the final tournament

14-player IRE squad for England vs Ireland 3rd ODI: 

Andrew Balbirnie (c), Paul Stirling (vc), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Peter Chase, Gareth Delany, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Kevin O’Brien, William Porterfield, Simi Singh, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young.