Dockrell to lead Ireland U19
Somerset spinner George Dockrell has been confirmed as Ireland’s captain for next month’s Under-19 World Cup in Australia.
Dockrell, who boasts 45 caps for Ireland’s senior side across one-day international and Twenty20 cricket, is comfortably the most experienced name in a 15-man party that also includes Gloucestershire seamer Graeme McCarter.
Ireland have been grouped with England, Australia and Nepal in the 16-team event, which begins on August 11.
Ireland Under-19 squad: George Dockrell (captain, Somerset), Scott Campbell (Coleraine), Peter Chase (Malahide), Adam Coughlan (North County), Shane Getkate (North County), Ryan Hunter (Donemana), Tyrone Kane (Merrion), Robin Kelly (Pembroke), Andrew McBrine (Donemana), Graeme McCarter (Gloucestershire), Barry McCarthy (Pembroke), Alistair Shields (North Down), Patrick Tice (Merrion), Jason Van der Merwe (Muckamore), Ben Wylie (Instonians).