Rolfe Added To Ireland WT20 Squad
Following an International Cricket Council (ICC) decision to allow teams to name 15-player squads for the ICC Women's World Twenty20, Ireland have added Rebecca Rolfe to their squad.
As the tournament has now expanded to involve 10 teams and each team is guaranteed to play four matches, the ICC has acted to allow teams to name 15 players - as the men are allowed to do.
27-year-old batter Rolfe, who has played eight One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals missed out on Ireland's original squad, which was named earlier this month.
Ireland have already made one change, replacing Kim Garth with Any Kenealy, who has pulled out to concentrate on her studies.
"It's fantastic news for Rebecca who was unlucky to just miss out in the original selection," head coach Trent Johnston said.
"She's worked very hard on her game and it's a just reward for all her efforts.
"It's a very welcome move by ICC to include an extra player, and it gives the squad extra depth in the event of injury or illness."
Ireland are making their debut at the event and they play Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Pakistan once the tournament begins on 23rd March in Bangladesh.
Ireland ICC Women's World Twenty20 squad: Isobel Joyce (captain), Laura Delany, Emma Flanagan, Jennifer Gray, Cecelia Joyce, Amy Kenealy, Louise McCarthy, Kate McKenna, Lucy O'Reilly, Eimear Richardson, Rebecca Rolfe, Melissa Scott-Hayward, Clare Shillington, Elena Tice, Mary Waldron
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