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County players back for Twenty20

William Porterfield of Ireland
William Porterfield will lead Ireland in the Twenty20 qualifiers

Ireland will be boosted by the return of their county stars for the Twenty20 World Cup qualifiers at the Stormont ground in Belfast in August.

Gloucestershire's William Porterfield is back as captain and Trent Johnston is also named in a 14-strong squad.

Alex Cusack and Kevin O'Brien have recovered from injuries.

Ireland play Bermuda on 2 August and Scotland the following day with the semi-finals and final being staged on Monday, 4 August.

Ireland: Porterfield (Gloucestershire), N O'Brien (Northamptonshire), Morgan (Middlesex), K O'Brien (Railway Union), Botha (North County), White (Instonians), McCallan (Waringstown), Cusack (Clontarf), Wilson (Surrey), Johnston (Railway Union), Fourie (Railway Union), Connell (North Down), Eaglestone (Strabane), Kidd (Waringstown)

see also
Hamilton century sees off Ireland
02 Jul 08 |  Scotland
Captain embarrassed by Irish flop
01 Jul 08 |  New Zealand

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