All-rounder Shane Getkate has been included in Ireland’s squad for the 2021 T20 World Cup in Oman and the United Arab Emirates.
Getkate was Rondebosch Cricket Club’s overseas player in the 2018-19 Western Province Cricket Association premier league.
Former South Africa Under-19 all-rounder Curtis Campher has also been included in the 18-man squad.
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The 18-strong squad will be reduced to 15 in early October. The surplus three will be named as traveling reserves.
Ireland v David Wiese and Albie Morkel at Namibia
Ireland have been pooled with Sri Lanka, Nambia and the Netherlands for the first round of the 2021 T20 World Cup.
“Netherlands are very competitive. They had six players who were involved in The Hundred,” said Ireland head coach Graham Ford, who used to be head coach of the Proteas.
“They have guys like Roelof van der Merwe that have been around for ages and ages and ignite the energy in the group, so we are well aware that’s going to be a huge game and makes things tougher for us.
“And Namibia – I’ve watched a lot and seen the improvements there. I know they are working damn hard there. They’ve got Albie Morkel helping out in the coaching. They are in good shape and they are loading up a few South Africans as well.
“David Wiese is a serious match-winner. We are aware that every game is a major event for us and we are going to have to be at our best and hopefully the lads are up for all of that.”
Ireland’s 2021 T20 World Cup squad
- Andrew Balbirnie
- Mark Adair
- Curtis Campher
- Gareth Delany
- George Dockrell
- Shane Getkate
- Graham Kennedy
- Josh Little
- Andrew McBrine
- Barry McCarthy
- Kevin O’Brien
- Neil Rock
- Simi Singh
- Paul Stirling
- Harry Tector
- Lorcan Tucker
- Ben White
- Craig Young