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Ireland squad at the 2022 T20 World Cup: Full team list

Ireland, who has only won three of their 13 Twenty20 Internationals, will be hoping to make an impression in the T20 World Cup. Due to losses against Namibia and Sri Lanka in the 2021 edition, they could not advance to the Super 12 stage. However, they will attempt to do better this time since they have more experience in their ranks.

The Ireland squad for T20 World cup 2022 is a 15-member team that includes: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Fionn Hand, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Conor Olphert, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young.

Ireland Team Players List for T20 World Cup

S.No. Players Roles
1 Andrew Balbirnie (c) Batsman
2 Mark Adair Bowler
3 Curtis Campher All Rounder
4 Gareth Delany All Rounder
5 George Dockrell All Rounder
6 Stephen Doheny Wicketkeeper
7 Fionn Hand All Rounder
8 Josh Little Bowler
9 Barry McCarthy Bowler
10 Conor Olphert Bowler
11 Simi Singh All Rounder
12 Paul Stirling All Rounder
13 Harry Tector Batsman
14 Lorcan Tucker Wicketkeeper
15 Craig Young Bowler

Top 4 Ireland Cricket Team Players

Andrew Balbirnie

Andrew Balbirnie, who was already one of Ireland cricket team best players at No. 3, excelled with the bat even more after being named captain across all forms late in 2019. Balbirnie, although not a power hitter, is fluent, keeps the score ticking, and is superb against spin bowling - his strong sweep is a hallmark stroke.

One of his most notable efforts came shortly after becoming a leader: a run-a-ball 113 in a seven-wicket ODI victory against England in August 2020. A year later, he led Ireland to another memorable victory, hitting 112 as an opener in Ireland's maiden ODI victory against South Africa. Balbirnie averaged over 42 in ODIs (with five hundred) and over 142 in T20Is in the two years preceding his promotion, making significant contributions against Afghanistan, the West Indies, and Zimbabwe.

Gareth Delany

Delany made news by being named to Ireland's T20I team for the home series against Zimbabwe. The leg-spinner had a quiet start, giving 25 runs in two overs, but he kept his spot in the lineup. A few months later, Gareth made his mark by putting on an all-round performance (maiden T20I fifty and two scalps) in front of his home fans in the third game of the tri-series between Scotland and the Netherlands.

The hosts won the championship with 10 points, topping the points table. The all-rounder was Ireland's third greatest run-scorer in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup qualifier, scoring 150 runs and taking 9 wickets with an economy rate of less than 7. Ireland finished third in the competition and was spotted in the Ireland national cricket team for the T20 world cup. Gare Delany is also in the 15-member cricket team of Ireland for T20 World Cup 2022.

Barry McCarthy

Barry McCarthy is an Ireland seam bowler who was recommended to Durham by their England allrounder, Ben Stokes, who faced him in the nets before a one-day international and suggested his county have a look. Durham accomplished precisely that, and McCarthy made his first-class debut the following year. A maiden five-wicket haul for Durham against Lancashire in Chester-le-Street the following year added to his positive impression when playing for Ireland Under-19s and Randwick-Petersham in Australia.

McCarthy was eager to become a key member of Ireland's Test team when they were given Test status, but he was "bitterly unhappy" to lose out on selection for their first Test against Pakistan. Durham released him at the end of the 2018 summer.

Paul Stirling

Stirling has progressed from a fat 18-year-old debutante to the backbone of Ireland's batting order and Ireland cricket squad after a decade of international cricket. Stirling piled up runs for fun against comparable opponents as part of the Associate countries, but he also showed that he could compete with the big guys. However, the 2011 World Cup was a letdown for him, as he only achieved one significant score, 101 against the Netherlands in Kolkata. He overcame his disappointment, though, and scored his first century against a touring Test country, Pakistan, in May 2011. Since then, he has gained stature and is considered one of Ireland's best batsmen. 

Stirling's numbers speak for themselves. In 97 ODIs, he has 50+ scores in 23 innings, giving him a ratio that will place him among the top opening batters of this age. However, he has a habit of being a hesitant starter, with nine ducks in 97 games being one obvious statistic that must be addressed.