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Punjab-born Simi Singh in Ireland squad for T20Is vs India

June 23, 2018 19:21 IST

Simi Singh

IMAGE: Born in Bathlana village in Kharar district of Punjab, Simranjit Singh has eight wickets from seven ODIs and six scalps from four T20Is. Photograph: Kind Courtesy, Ireland Cricket/Twitter

Ireland have named a 14-member squad led by Gary Wilson for the two T20 Internationals against India and one of the notable names is 31-year-old Punjab born off-spinner Simranjit 'Simi' Singh.

Singh has already played seven ODIs and four T20 Internationals but save his debut against New Zealand, he has not played against any cricketing powerhouse.

Born in Bathlana village in Kharar district of Punjab, Simi has eight wickets from seven ODIs and six scalps from four T20Is.

 

Meanwhile, Joshua Little and Andy McBrine have been recalled to for the India games.

The 18-year-old left-arm fast bowler Little, who has played only four T20s so far - two of them T20Is - and was part of the Ireland team in the Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand in January this year.

McBrine has already played 30 ODIs and 19 T20Is, though his last T20I was in March 2017.

Ireland have played only one T20 International against India, during the 2009 World T20 in England. India won that game by eight wickets with 4.3 overs to spare, thanks to Zaheer Khan's four for 19.

Ireland: Gary Wilson (captain), Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, George Dockrell , Josh Little, Andy McBrine, Kevin O'Brien, William Porterfield, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, James Shannon, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson.

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