Ireland announce squad for England match

Ireland have named a 12-man squad for their one-day international against England at Stormont on Tuesday, June 13.

The game, which is Ireland's first official ODI, has attracted unprecedented interest, and is destined to be the biggest event in the history of Irish cricket. The game is a virtual sell out, with only a very limited amount of tickets remaining to be sold.

Trent Johnston, an allrounder, will lead the squad and Niall O'Brien, the Kent wicketkeeper, will also play if he is released by his county who have a Championship game against Durham which starts on the same day.

Tom Hayes, the chief executive for Bank of Ireland corporate banking, said: "Bank of Ireland is delighted to be associated with the Irish team as they prepare for a historic and exciting challenge on June 13th against England."

England have delayed announcing their squad until Thursday as they wait for an update on Andrew Flintoff's fitness.

Ireland Squad Trent Johnston (capt), Andre Botha, Jeremy Bray, Peter Gillespie, Dominick Joyce, David Langford-Smith, Kyle McCallan, John Mooney, Paul Mooney, Eoin Morgan, Kevin O' Brien, Andrew White, Niall O'Brien (possible)