Ireland announce 13-man squad for one-off ODI against England

The ODI match between England and Ireland will be played at the newly built stadium at Malahide, North Dublin © Getty Images

Aug 22, 2013
 
Ireland have included as many as seven county players in their 13-man squad to play the one-off One-Day International (ODI) against England on September 3.
 
Ireland have also included uncapped Eddie Richardson in the squad. “It’s a dream come true for me really. I can’t wait to pull on an Irish jersey. I’ve worked really hard on my game, especially the last two years and it’s fantastic that the selectors have rewarded this with senior recognition,” Richardson was quoted as saying by Eurosport.
 
The match will be played at the newly built 10,000 capacity stadium at Malahide, North Dublin. The tickets for the match have nearly sold out.
 
“It’s certain to be a fantastic atmosphere at Malahide, given that nearly 8,000 tickets have already gone,” coach Phil Simmonds said.
 
Ireland who qualified for the ICC 2015 World Cup in July will be keen to give a tough time to their neighbours.
 
Ireland squad:
 
William Porterfield (c) George Dockrell, Trent Johnston, Ed Joyce, John Mooney, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Niall O’Brien (wk), Eddie Richardson, Max Sorensen, Paul Stirling, Andrew White, Gary Wilson.