T20 World Cup: Ireland’s team has announced the replacement of Craig Young, who was injured before the T20 World Cup. Ireland, set to play in Round 1 before the Super 12 stage, have included fast bowler Graham Hume as a replacement for Young. Hume has also left for Australia with immediate effect and will be joining the team soon. Ireland will play two warm-up matches in Melbourne before playing the Round 1 match in Hobart.
An official statement issued by the Ireland Cricket Board said that unfortunately during the practice camp in Sydney for the T20 World Cup, Craig had to face some problems. Although we tried to fix it but it did not happen. Craig will now return home for treatment.
Talking about Hume, the 31-year-old cricketer made his international debut in July this year in 2022. He played his first ODI against New Zealand. After this, in the very next month i.e. August, he made his T20 debut against Afghanistan.
Let us inform that the team of Ireland has left for Melbourne today i.e. on Sunday. Here he will play two warm-up matches against Namibia and Sri Lanka. Ireland will start their campaign against Zimbabwe in Group B in the first round of the T20 World Cup on 17 October.
Andrew Balbirnie (capt), Paul Stirling (vice-captain), Mark Adair, Curtis Camper, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Fionn Hand, Graham Hume, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Conor Olfert, Simi Singh, Harry Tector and Lorcan Tucker.