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EH Hendren (IP Logged)
29 April, 2018 02:58
One of the advantages from having a relatively large squad is the ability to cover the various absences which are caused by injury, loss of form and international calls.

Due to the forthcoming inaugural Test between Ireland and Pakistan in May, we expect to lose Murtagh and Stirling from the team which will face Gloucestershire.

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Re: International calls
Jonathan Winsky (IP Logged)
29 April, 2018 09:49
It will be blow for Middlesex to not have Tim Murtagh and Paul Stirling available at Gloucestershire, but hopefully James Harris and Steven Finn will have returned by then. Murtagh and Stirlo may also miss the day/night County Championship v Kent at Canterbury in June due to Ireland playing two Twenty20 matches v India. It will be a dream come true for them to make their Test debuts v Pakistan. Sky will be broadcasting coverage of those matches v Pakistan and India, although it seems that their deal with Cricket Ireland only covers those matches, meaning it is unclear who the long-term UK broadcasters of cricket from Ireland will be.

Our squad should be able to cope with the various Ireland, England and England Lions call-ups which our players will get this season, but it becomes difficult if injuries, illness, ECB orders and loss of form are additionally factored in.

Re: International calls
EH Hendren (IP Logged)
30 April, 2018 19:55
It is long overdue to have a neighbour in European Test cricket. If our two cricketers are selected for Ireland's Test debut then we should see it as a recognition of Middlesex cricket development.

Re: International calls
Patsy_Hendren (IP Logged)
07 May, 2018 03:57

Ireland include Murtagh & Stirling in their initial Test squad alongside several former Middlesex cricketers. Smith has withdrawn through injury and has been replaced by Young.

A.Balbirnie, E.C.Joyce, T.E.Kane, A.R.McBrine T.J.Murtagh, W. T.S.Porterfield*, K.J.O'Brien, N.J.O'Brien+, W.B.Rankin, J.N.K.Shannon, P.R.Stirling, S.R.Thompson, G.C.Wilson+, C.Young

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Re: International calls
EH Hendren (IP Logged)
11 May, 2018 09:04
Ireland have replaced the injured Smith with Young in their 14-man squad.

Re: International calls
Patsy_Hendren (IP Logged)
15 May, 2018 12:27
Tim Murtagh has made a successful Test debut for Ireland versus Pakistan with four wickets.

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