DUBLIN: Ireland on Thursday named a 15-man squad for the three-match ODI series against the US in December as well as the World Cup Super League series against West Indies in January.
Leg spinner Ben White, who made his T20I debut against South Africa earlier in the year, has received his maiden call-up to Ireland's ODI squad, which will be led by Andrew Balbirnie on the US and West Indies tour.
"The selection of Ben White for the ODI squad shows a vote of confidence in the young leg-spinner's talent, and we see him adding variation for Andrew Balbirnie to call on," said Andrew White, the Chair of National Men's Selectors.
Selectors also named a squad of 15 for the T20Is against the US and West Indies. Josh Little is a notable absentee, who will miss the T20I leg of the US tour for participation in the Lanka Premier League. Little, however, will join the squad ahead of the ODI series against USA, and stay on until the end of the West Indies tour.
The Irish men's squad will depart from Dublin on December 16, landing in Miami. Following the series in the US, the squad will depart on December 31 for the Caribbean to prepare for the West Indies series.
Meanwhile, the dates and venues for the West Indies tour will be announced in due time. IANS
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