Pacemen Josh Little and Craig Young demolished the Netherlands top order, before Paul Stirling and captain Andrew Balbirnie led Ireland Men’s cricket team to a professional 8-wicket win over the Netherlands in the second ODI at SV Kampong in Utrecht today.
After the disappointment of yesterday’s dramatic one-run loss to the Netherlands, Ireland Men’s captain Andrew Balbirnie had the squad back in the nets today to refine their tactics and approach for the second match in the series tomorrow.
Ireland Men’s cricket team has been beaten by the barest of margins by Netherlands in the first ODI at SV Kampong in Utrecht today, despite Josh Little’s bowling heroics and a stubborn innings by Paul Stirling.
Left-arm pace bowlers are highly sought after in international cricket – the variation they can provide to any attack in line and the angle of delivery can often break the rhythm of batters, and when combined that with the ability to generate unexpected bounce at speed, it can be the recipe for disaster for even the world’s best.
Almost six years after his last international match for Ireland, Graeme McCarter will be determined to make the most of his ‘second chance’ to wear the green after prolonged period of impressive domestic cricket
Gareth Delany has been forced to withdraw from the Ireland Men’s squad for World Cup Super League fixtures against Netherlands after sustaining a knee injury. Ben White has been called up as his replacement.