Ireland A v Bangladesh A, tour match, Dublin June 12, 2008

O'Brien to lead Ireland A against Bangladesh

Cricinfo staff

Kevin O'Brien will captain a strong Ireland A side for their three-day match against Bangladesh A in Dublin which begins on June 23.

All of the side have Ireland senior experience apart from Andrew Poynter and Peter Connell. The emphasis is also firmly on youth, with eight of the side having represented Ireland in the Under-19 World Cup.

Phil Simmons, Ireland's coach, said he would use the match as a chance to have a look at some players who were fighting for inclusion. "There's no doubt that Bangladesh A will provide very stern opposition," he said, "and it will be a good test for the players."

The two teams will play a Twenty20 two days after the scheduled end of the three-dayer. That game starts at 4.30pm in Eglington. They then face off for two one-day matches in Bangor and Stormont.

Squad Kevin O'Brien (capt), Peter Connell, Phil Eaglestone, Ryan Haire, James Hall, Gary Kidd, Fintan McAllister (wkt), Andrew Poynter, Paul Stirling, Reinhardt Strydom, Greg Thompson, Shane Getkate (12th man).