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Paul Stirling will join up with Ireland Men’s Test match squad for the Sri Lanka leg of the current tour and will be available for selection for the second Test to be played in Galle between 24-28 April 2023.
Stirling’s addition makes the travelling squad a 16-player party for the second Test of the two-Test series:
Ireland Men’s squad for Sri Lanka Test Match series
Andrew Balbirnie (Capt), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Murray Commins, George Dockrell, Fionn Hand, Graham Hume, Matthew Humphreys, Tom Mayes, Andrew McBrine, James McCollum, Paul Stirling*, PJ Moor, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White.
* Paul Stirling only available for the second Test
Sri Lanka Test tour schedule
• 16-20 April: Sri Lanka Men v Ireland Men – 1st Test Match (Galle; starts 10am)
• 24-28 April: Sri Lanka Men v Ireland Men – 2nd Test Match (Galle; starts 10am)
Andrew White, National Men’s Selector at Cricket Ireland, said:
“Paul was originally set to join the squad in Sri Lanka for the ODI series that was originally planned. However, with those fixtures now converted to a Test match, and the scheduled Bangladesh T20I series in Ireland postponed, he will now have a greater focus on red-ball cricket and will join the Test squad for that second Test.”