Ireland Cricket Team

Nickname: Men in Green, Green and Whites
Test Status (Year): 2017
ICC Status: Full Member
ICC Joined (Year): 1993
Head Coach: Heinrich Malan
Test Cricket
Test Captain Andrew Balbirnie
Test Kit Color
Ireland - ICC Test Team Ranking N/A Matches: - Points: - Rating: -
ODI Cricket
ODI Captain Andrew Balbirnie
ODI Kit Color
Ireland - ICC ODI Team Ranking 11 Matches: 20 Points: 1083 Rating: 54
T20I Cricket
T20I Captain Andrew Balbirnie
T20I Kit Color
Ireland - ICC T20I Team Ranking 14 Matches: 35 Points: 6439 Rating: 184

Ireland Cricket Team: Current Squad

Gareth Delany Gareth Delany Bowler ODI T20I 64 Paul Stirling Paul Stirling Batsman TEST ODI T20I 1

Ireland Cricket Team: Facts and Records

The first international game of cricket in Ireland was played on 10 and 11 September 1855

The first recorded all-women’s cricket match was to take place in Cork in the 1890s.

The ICC said in 2015 that Ireland would be granted Test status in 2019 should they win the 2015–17 ICC Intercontinental Cup and beat the 10th ranked Test nation in a four-match Test series in 2018.

Statistically, the best Irish cricketer of all time is William Kyle McCallan

The youngest player in the Irish team wasn’t born when India’s star player played in his first World Cup

Ireland Cricket Team: history, composition and achievements

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Ireland Cricket Team

The Ireland cricket team represents the country in international competitions, participates in ODI, Test and T20I Cricket. At the same time, the history of the Irish team in the ICC began quite recently, in 2017. We tell you about what this team is, what path it has traveled to participate in first-class tournaments and who enters the field in its composition.

The Ireland cricket team represents all of Ireland in international cricket
The Ireland cricket team represents all of Ireland in international cricket

Ireland cricket team: the main achievements in the history of the team

The Irish have been playing cricket since the XVIII century, and by the beginning of the XIX century, cricket was already loved throughout the country. The first clubs began to be created, and already in 1855, the Irish in Dublin accepted the English. Everything seemed to be going fine, but then, in 1884, Ireland practically stopped playing cricket for more than 80 years. The reasons for this were political: the country did not encourage the practice of foreign sports, especially English ones. The history of Irish cricket resumed only in 1971, and until that time, certain prohibitions were imposed on cricketers, including the fact that they could play Irish sports, and the sports association did not very support cricket matches. Despite this, even during the ban period, the Irish played with Canada, the United States and South African teams.

The main achievements in the history of the team
The main achievements in the history of the team

The Ireland cricket team joined the ICC in 1993 and began to take part in tournaments held by this organization.

  • ICC Cricket World Cup.The Irish became participants of this tournament for the first time in 2007, and before that, they could not qualify for many years in a row. In the group stage, they defeated Pakistan and Zimbabwe, veterans of the tournament – it was a success. Ireland has never won the title at the moment and has never played in the final. But the team has the Cricket World Cup Qualifier title, won in 2009. The national team does not manage to qualify every season; for example, they did not qualify for participation in 2019.
  • ICC T20 World Cup. Ireland took part in this competition for the first time in 2009, the best result – Super 8s – also falls on this year.

The Irish national cricket team received the status of a full member of the ICC only in 2017, so all the most significant victories are still ahead.

As of June 2021, the team occupies the 12th position in the ODI and T20I ratings, and it does not participate in Test Cricket.

Australia National Cricket Team nicknamed is Men in Green or Green and Whites
Australia National Cricket Team nicknamed is Men in Green or Green and Whites

The composition of the Ireland cricket team and player ratings

Ireland is a very inexperienced team at the moment in international competitions. Therefore, its players have not yet managed to occupy the top lines of the ICC rating. At the moment, the highest line in the ICC ranking among the Irish is occupied by Gareth Delany; he is in the fifth place All-Rounder Ranking (T20I). In addition, Paul Stirling is ranked 20-21 together with Australian Glenn Maxwell in the Batting Ranking (ODI).

At the moment, the Ireland cricket team consists of the following players:

  • Andrew Balbirnie, Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, Lorcan Tucker, George Dockrell, Kevin O’Brien, Gareth Delany (all Leinster Lightning).
  • Harry Tector, Shane Getkate, James McCollum, Mark Adair, Gary Wilson (all – Northern Knights).
  • Andy McBrine, Craig Young, William Porterfield (all – North West Warriors).
  • Paul Stirling (Middlesex).

Ireland Cricket Team: table of the management and players

Shirt Number Name Cricket Formats Notes
Batsmen
Stephen Doheny T20I
7 James McCollum ODI Full-time contract with CI
6 William Porterfield ODI Full-time contract with CI
63 Andrew Balbirnie ODI T20I Captain (ODI, T20I), Full-time contract with CI
William McClintock T20I
1 Paul Stirling Vice-Captain (ODI, T20I), Full-time contract with CI
13 Harry Tector ODI T20I Full-time contract with CI
Bowlers
28 Peter Chase Full-time contract with CI
23 David Delany Full-time contract with CI
82 Josh Little ODI T20I Full-time contract with CI
60 Barry McCarthy ODI T20I Full-time contract with CI
44 Craig Young ODI T20I Full-time contract with CI
35 Andy McBrine ODI Full-time contract with CI
Ben White T20I Full-time contract with CI
All-Rounders
32 Mark Adair ODI T20I Full-time contract with CI
85 Curtis Campher ODI T20I Full-time contract with CI
64 Gareth Delany ODI Full-time contract with CI
50 George Dockrell ODI T20I Full-time contract with CI
58 Shane Getkate T20I Retainer contract with CI
22 Kevin O’Brien ODI T20I Retainer contract with CI
21 Simi Singh ODI T20I Full-time contract with CI
Graham Kennedy ODI
Wicket-Keepers
Neil Rock ODI T20I
3 Lorcan Tucker ODI T20I Full-time contract with CI
Coaches
Chris Siddell Manager
Richard Holdsworth Director of cricket
Graham Ford Head coach
Ben Smith Batting coach
Ryan Eagleson Bowling coach
William Porterfield Fielding coach
Gary Wilson Wicketkeeping coach

Graham Ford has been coaching the Ireland cricket team since 2018. Before that, he worked with the teams of South Africa, Sri Lanka and Surrey.

The Ireland Cricket Team is one of the strongest teams in the world, which is very interesting for fans to follow. We regularly publish cricket tips for betting, including for the “Green and Whites”.

Ireland Cricket Team: FAQ
Where is the Ireland Cricket Team in the ranking table?
Is Ireland Cricket Team a full member of ICC?
How successful is the Ireland Cricket Team?
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Where is the Ireland Cricket Team in the ranking table?
As of September 2021, the Ireland Cricket Team occupies the following places: ODI Cricket - 12rd place, T20I Cricket - 12th place.
Is Ireland Cricket Team a full member of ICC?
Ireland participate in all three major forms of the international game; Test, One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. They are the 11th Full Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC), and the second Full Member from Europe, having been awarded Test status, along with Afghanistan, on 22 June 2017.
How successful is the Ireland Cricket Team?
As of September 2021, Ireland has played 171 ODI matches resulting in 71 victories, 88 defeats, 3 ties and 9 no results for an overall winning percentage of 44.75.