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Ireland include Simi Singh for tri-series

William Porterfield will continue to lead Ireland in the tri-series
William Porterfield will continue to lead Ireland in the tri-series

Ireland have called-up uncapped all-rounder Simi Singh for the upcoming tri-series at home which also includes New Zealand and Bangladesh.

Singh had a fantastic outing for Ireland A side in England as he scored two half-centuries including a score of 97 and also snared up seven wickets. He also scored unbeaten 70-run knock for his club Leinster Lightning in the Inter-Provincial Limited Over Cup against North-West Warriors earlier this month.

Singh will replace Andrew McBrine in the squad that featured in the Royal London One-Day series against England which Ireland went on to lose 0-2. Off-spinner McBrine failed to play in both the games in Bristol and Lord's.

Ireland coach John Bracewell believes Singh has enough armoury in his sleeves to succeed at the international level.

"I've been impressed by his quality with both bat and ball," said Bracewell.

"He is an intelligent cricketer who can adapt to all situations depending on the match situation. He strikes the ball very cleanly, has good technique, and scores all round the wicket.

"His bowling is strong with subtle variations, mixing up his pace and he extracts good turn and bounce from the pitch."

The series will be played between 12th and 24th May with the The Village and Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in Dublin being the venues.

Ireland squad for tri-series:

William Porterfield (captain), Andy Balbirnie, Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Ed Joyce, Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O'Brien, Niall O'Brien (wk), Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson, Craig Young.

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