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Ireland
Test status granted 2017
First Test match 11–15 May 2018:
Ireland flag Ireland v Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
Captain of Test and ODI teams William Porterfield
Captain of Twenty20 William Porterfield
Coach Graham Ford
Official ICC Test and ODI ranking n/a / 12th
Test matches 1
- This year /
Last Test match 11–15 May 2018:
Ireland flag Ireland v Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
Wins/losses /
- This year /
As of 13 May 2018

The Ireland cricket team represents all of Ireland. They participate in Test, ODI and Twenty20 matches at international level. They are the 11th Full Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC), having been awarded Test status, along with Afghanistan, on 22 June 2017.

Ireland are ranked 12th in One Day International (ODI) cricket. Ireland played their first ODI in 2006 against England. Since then, they have gone on to play 117 ODIs, resulting in 51 victories, 57 defeats, 7 no results, and 3 ties. Contracts for players were introduced in 2009, marking the transition to becoming a professional team. Cricket Ireland is the sport's governing body in Ireland.

Cricket was introduced to Ireland in the 19th century, and the first match played by an Ireland team was in 1855. Ireland toured Canada and the United States in the late 19th century, and occasionally hosted matches against touring sides. Rivalry with the Scotland national cricket team was established when the teams first played each other in 1888. Ireland's maiden first-class match was played in 1902.

In 1993 the Irish Cricket Union, the predecessor to Cricket Ireland, was elected to the ICC as an Associate member. Associates are the next level of team below those that play Test cricket. Due to their successes in the Intercontinental Cup and at the World Cup, they were labelled the "leading Associate" and stated their intention to become a full member by 2020. This intention was realised in June 2017, when the ICC unanimously decided to award Ireland and Afghanistan full Test status, which allows them to participate in Test matches.

Ireland qualified for the Cricket World Cup for the first time in 2007, and has since played in the 2011 and 2015 tournaments. They also qualified for the 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2014 World Twenty20 competitions. Ireland also play international cricket in the ICC Intercontinental Cup, which they have won four times since 2005, including the most recent competition in 2013.

Personnel

Playing staff

This lists all the active players who have played for Ireland in the past year (since 11 May 2018) and the forms in which they have played, or any players (in italics) outside this criteria who have been selected in the team's most recent squad. In addition, it includes all 19 players contracted by Cricket Ireland in December 2018, apart from Ed Joyce, John Anderson and Niall O'Brien who retired from cricket in 2018.

Key

  • S/N = Shirt number
  • C/G = Contract grade
Name Age Batting style Bowling style Domestic team Forms S/N C/G Last Test Last ODI Last T20I
Batsmen
Andrew Balbirnie 29 Right-handed Right-arm off-break Leinster Lightning Test, ODI, T20I 63 F/T Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2019 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh 2019 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2019
James McCollum 25 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Northern Knights Test, ODI 7 F/T Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2019 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh 2019
William Porterfield 35 Left-handed Right-arm off-break North West Warriors Test (C), ODI (C), T20I 6 F/T Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2019 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh 2019 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2018
James Shannon 30 Right-handed Right-arm off-break Northern Knights T20I 77 F/T Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 2013 Flag of India India 2018
Harry Tector 20 Right-handed Right-arm off-break Northern Knights 13 F/T
Wicket-keepers
Stuart Poynter 29 Right-handed Durham Test, ODI, T20I 90 P/T Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2019 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2019 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2019
Lorcan Tucker 23 Right-handed Leinster Lightning ODI, T20I 3 Flag of West Indies West Indies 2019 Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 2019
Gary Wilson 34 Right-handed Northern Knights Test, ODI, T20I (C) 14 F/T Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 2018 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh 2019 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2018
All-rounders
Paul Stirling 29 Right-handed Right-arm off-break Middlesex Test, ODI, T20I (VC) 1 P/T Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2019 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh 2019 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2019
Shane Getkate 28 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Northern Knights T20I 58 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2019
Andy McBrine 27 Left-handed Right-arm off-break North West Warriors Test, ODI 35 F/T Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2019 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2019 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2017
Kevin O'Brien 36 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Leinster Lightning Test (VC), ODI (VC), T20I 22 F/T Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2019 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh 2019 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2019
Simi Singh 33 Right-handed Right-arm off-break Leinster Lightning ODI, T20I 21 F/T Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2019 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2019
Stuart Thompson 29 Left-handed Right-arm medium-fast North West Warriors Test, T20I 17 F/T Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2019 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh 2017 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2019
Mark Adair 24 Right-handed Right-arm fast Northern Knights ODI Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh 2019
Pace bowlers
Peter Chase 26 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Leinster Lightning ODI, T20I 28 F/T Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2018 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2019
Tyrone Kane 26 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Leinster Lightning Test, T20I 17 F/T Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 2018 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2018
Joshua Little 20 Right-handed Left-arm fast Leinster Lightning ODI, T20I 82 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh 2019 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2019
Barry McCarthy 27 Right-handed Right-arm medium Leinster Lightning ODI, T20I 60 F/T Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh 2019 Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 2018
Tim Murtagh 39 Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium Middlesex Test, ODI 34 P/T Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2019 Flag of West Indies West Indies 2019 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 2016
Boyd Rankin 36 Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium North West Warriors Test, ODI, T20I 30 F/T Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 2018 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh 2019 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2019
Craig Young 30 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium North West Warriors T20I 44 F/T Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 2017 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 2018
Spin bowlers
James Cameron-Dow 30 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Northern Knights Test, ODI 81 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2019 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2019
George Dockrell 28 Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Leinster Lightning Test, ODI, T20I 50 F/T Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2019 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh 2019 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2019

Coaching staff

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