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Ireland: The New Boys

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  • Ireland: The New Boys

    I've started a game with Ireland. I've finished a full calendar year or so, but I'll try to recap. Obviously it's mostly shorter form matches, which is never my forte, so results haven't been great. I've been trying to play a younger squad and only play the likes of Stirling, Porterfield, Murtagh, O'Brien, etc. in fewer matches.

    Finest Test result so far was a 289 win against ZIM away from home, especially after conceding a first innings lead. However, we couldn't finish the two Test series on a high as we lost the 2nd by 3 wickets.

    Batting is the main issue - only James McCollum, who recently made his debut IRL, averages over 32! Luckily our bowlers keep us in most matches. If we can find a couple more decent batsmen and actually play a reasonable number of Tests, we should be looking to gradually climb the Test rankings.