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July 29, 2008
Trent Johnston, the former Ireland captain, returns to the squad for their Intercontinental Cup match against Canada at Malahide in August. It is a repeat of last year's final, which Ireland comfortably won by an innings to defend the title.
Johnston took a period out of the game following the one-day series against Bangladesh in March when he retired from ODIs, but has been making his way back with the A side in recent weeks. Alongside Johnston's comeback Andrew White, the allrounder, also returns after missing the victory over Netherlands due to the death of his mother.
Kyle McCallan will captain the side in place of William Porterfield as Ireland are without the services of all their county players, except wicketkeeper Gary Wilson, for the fixture. Ireland also play Canada in an ODI on Tuesday August 12 at Clontarf - the only change being that Johnston won't feature.
Squad Kyle McCallan (capt), Andre Botha, Peter Connell, Alex Cusack, Thinus Fourie, Trent Johnston, Kevin O'Brien, Andrew Poynter, Paul Stirling, Reinhardt Strydom, Greg Thompson, Andrew White, Gary Wilson (wk)
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