Saturday, March 27, 2010

Rankin included in Irish Twenty20 squad

Ireland have included Warwickshire seamer Boyd Rankin in their final squad of 15 for next months Twenty20 World Cup after the 25 year old recovered from a foot injury.

Rankin missed the Irelands Twenty20 World Cup qualifying campaign in the United Arab Emirates last month because he was recovering from injury.

The Irish qualified for the Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies after finishing second in the qualifying tournament despite losing the final against Afghanistan.

The squad captain by William Porterfield includes a number of players with World Cup experience including Trent Johnston and Niall and Kevin O'Brien.

The Irish have also included teenagers Paul Stirling and George Dockrell in the squad.

Ireland World Twenty20 squad - WTS Porterfield (captain), AC Botha, P Connell, AR Cusack, G Dockrell, DT Johnston, NG Jones, GE Kidd, JF Mooney, KJ O'Brien, NJ O'Brien, PR Stirling, WB Rankin, AR White, GC Wilson.

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