Squad announcement July 16, 2007

Ireland announce A team

Cricinfo staff

Ireland have announced their A team to play Denmark and MCC.

Andrew White will captain a strong squad - nine of the 13 have senior international experience. The four new faces are Phil Eaglestone, Peter Connell, Andrew Poynter, and Reinhardt Strydom.

Eaglestone has impressed opening the bowling for Strabane in the past two seasons, while Connell has played a pivotal role in the North Down attack.

Poynter, who is on Middlesex's books, was part of the Ireland Under-19 team in Sri Lanka last year, and also played for the Under-23 side last week in Glasgow. Strydom has been in prolific form for North County.

The Denmark matches are at Stormont on Saturday and Muckamore on Sunday, while the MCC come to Malahide for a three-day match which starts on July 31.

Andrew White (capt), Kenny Carroll, Peter Connell, Alex Cusack, Phil Eaglestone, Thinus Fourie, Dominick Joyce, Gary Kidd, Ryan Haire, Andrew Poynter, Reinhardt Strydom, Roger Whelan, Gary Wilson (wk).