Ireland cancels men’s tour of Zimbabwe and women’s tour to Thailand
The other member of England’s 13-man squad that is set to miss out is bowling all-rounder Lewis Gregory.
The desire to establish a strong domestic competition was one of the key elements of Ireland’s attempts to secure Full Member status.
The big winner appears to be Jason Roy who has been given a chance to further his case in opening during the Ashes.
The Test squad sees four uncapped players in Craig Young, Lorcan Turner, Simi Singh and Mark Adair. It guarantees that Ireland, barring any late amendments to the squad, will field at least one debutant.
“When you go out and bat, you dream of having that kind of knock”
Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom reflects on Ireland’s Full-Member status and whether Tests are the way to progress the sport
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