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Cricket Ireland today confirmed that Curtis Campher will miss the three-match World Cup Super League series against Zimbabwe starting on Wednesday with an injury, with Shane Getkate to come in as replacement within the 15-man squad.
Campher, who has only recently overcome an ankle injury, was making his T20 International debut at Clontarf last month when he injured his AC joint in his shoulder whilst diving in the field.
Andrew White, Chair of National Men’s Selectors, said:
“Losing Curtis’ ability with both bat and ball is certainly a blow ahead of the World Cup Super League series, and we all share his disappointment given how hard he had worked to overcome his ankle injury. That said, he will work closely with our Head of Physiotherapy and Medical Services with the hope of being fit and ready for the T20 World Cup in October.”
“We have called up Shane Getkate into the ODI squad as a like-for-like replacement in terms of all-round skills. Shane finished the second-highest wicket-taker in the recently completed T20 International series, so comes into the ODI squad in good form.”
World Cup Super League series:
• 8 September: Ireland Men v Zimbabwe Men – 1st ODI (Stormont, start 10.30am)
• 10 September: Ireland Men v Zimbabwe Men – 2nd ODI (Stormont, start 10.30am)
• 13 September: Ireland Men v Zimbabwe Men – 3rd ODI (Stormont, start 10.30am)
Ireland’s ODI squad:
Andrew Balbirnie (Captain), Mark Adair, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Graham Kennedy, Josh Little, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, William Porterfield, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young.