World T20 Qualifier 2015 July 26, 2015

Andrew Poynter replaces injured Stirling

ESPNcricinfo staff

Paul Stirling has scored 146 runs and taken four wickets in the World T20 Qualifier © Peter Della Penna

Andrew Poynter, the Ireland batsman, has been named as a replacement for the injured Paul Stirling in the World T20 Qualifier after approval from the Event Technical Committee. Stirling sustained an acute tear on the right Achilles tendon but was passed fit to play in Ireland's five-wicket loss in the semi-final against Netherlands. He will not play the third-place playoff against Hong Kong at Malahide on Sunday, and his availability for the ODI against Australia on August 27 is in doubt.

Stirling had scored 146 runs in seven matches in the World T20 Qualifier at an average of 20.85, with one half-century, and also picked up four wickets.

Poynter, 28, has played 19 ODIs and 14 T20s for Ireland and scored a combined tally of 452 runs. He made his international debut in 2008, and his T20I average of 21.88 is higher than his ODI average of 19.61.

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