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Ed Joyce and Hamish Marshall in Irish squad for India

Ed Joyce
Ed Joyce last played for Ireland in the 2005 ICC Trophy final

Ireland have asked the ICC if they can include Ed Joyce and Hamish Marshall in their squad for the 2011 World Cup.

Both do not become eligible for Ireland until April 2011 as Joyce played for England at the 2007 World Cup and Marshall appeared for New Zealand.

The World Cup takes places between 19 February and 2 April in 2011.

Sussex player Joyce, who last played for the Irish in 2005, and Marshall of Gloucestershire are in the squad for the 1-22 November tour to India.

Ireland will play four matches against invitational sides.

New Zealand Test player Marshall, who has an Irish passport, is in the Ireland squad for the first time.

Boyd Rankin and Regan West are not in the panel as they are still recuperating after injuries while Alex Cusack returns after his recent operation.

Coach Phil Simmons sees the Indian trip as an ideal preparation for the World Cup which will be played in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka.

"It is a fantastic opportunity to acclimatise and bond together during the three weeks in India," said Simmons.

"We will be playing four games against quality opposition, so the players will get a chance to impress in sub-continental conditions."

Ireland squad: W Porterfield (Warwickshire), A Botha (North County), A Cusack (Clontarf), G Dockrell (Leinster), A Eastwood (Pembroke), T Johnston (Railway Union), N Jones (CSN), E Joyce (Sussex), H Marshall (Gloucestershire), J Mooney (North County), K O'Brien (Railway Union), N O'Brien (Northants), A Poynter (Clontarf), P Stirling (Middlesex), A van der Merwe (The Hills), A White (Instonians), G Wilson (Surrey).

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Joyce wants to return for Ireland
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Marshall poised for Ireland move
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