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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 23 March 2017) 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 20 players contracted by Cricket Ireland in January 2018.

Key

  • S/N = Shirt number
  • C/G = Contract grade
Name Age Batting style Bowling style Domestic team Forms S/N C/G Last FC Last ODI Last T20I
Batsmen
John Anderson 36 Right-handed Right-arm off-break Leinster Lightning First-class 74 A Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 2017 Flag of Australia Australia 2016 Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 2015
Andrew Balbirnie 27 Right-handed Right-arm off-break Leinster Lightning First-class, ODI 63 A Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 2017 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2018 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates 2016
Ed Joyce 40 Left-handed Right-arm medium Leinster Lightning First-class, ODI 24 A Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 2017 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe 2018 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 2014
William Porterfield 34 Left-handed Right-arm off-break North West Warriors First-class (C), ODI (C) 6 A Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 2017 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2018 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2017
James Shannon 28 Right-handed Right-arm off-break Northern Knights 77 A Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 2013 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 2013 Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong 2016
Paul Stirling 28 Right-handed Right-arm off-break Middlesex First-class, ODI 1 B Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 2017 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2018 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2017
Wicket-keepers
Niall O'Brien 36 Left-handed North West Warriors First-class, ODI 81 A Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2017 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2018 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 2016
Stuart Poynter 28 Right-handed Durham ODI 90 B Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia 2015 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates 2018 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2017
Gary Wilson 32 Right-handed Derbyshire First-class, ODI 14 B Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 2017 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2018 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2017
All-rounders
Andy McBrine 25 Left-handed Right-arm off-break North West Warriors First-class, ODI 35 A Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2017 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2018 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2017
Kevin O'Brien 34 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Leinster Lightning First-class (VC), ODI (VC) 22 A Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 2017 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2018 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2017
Simi Singh 31 Right-handed Right-arm off-break Leinster Lightning First-class, ODI 21 A Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 2017 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2018
Pace bowlers
Peter Chase 25 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Leinster Lightning First-class, ODI 28 A Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 2017 Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 2018
Barry McCarthy 26 Right-handed Right-arm medium Durham ODI 60 B Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2018 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2017
Tim Murtagh 37 Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium Middlesex First-class, ODI 34 B Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 2017 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2018 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 2016
Boyd Rankin 34 Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium Warwickshire First-class, ODI 30 B Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 2017 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2018 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2017
Stuart Thompson 27 Left-handed Right-arm medium-fast North West Warriors ODI 17 A Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe 2015 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh 2017 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2017
Craig Young 28 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium North West Warriors ODI 44 A Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong 2016 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 2017 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2017
Spin bowlers
George Dockrell 26 Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Leinster Lightning First-class, ODI 50 A Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 2017 Flag of West Indies West Indies 2018 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2017
Jacob Mulder 23 Right-handed Right-arm leg-break Northern Knights First-class, ODI 12 A Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 2017 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2017 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 2017

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