Porterfield set to play 200th game for Ireland


William Porterfield will play his 200th match for Ireland after he was named as captain of a 14-man squad for a one-off ODI match against England on the eighth of May.

Porterfield, who has played in 79 ODI's and 37 T20I's, will skipper a team that sees seamer Tim Murtagh come back into the side after missing the World Cup through injury.

The 30 year-old Porterfield said: "It's a bit special for my 200th to be against England in front of an expected sell-out crowd. I've happy memories personally from the last time we played them in Dublin, scoring a century, although the result didn't go our way that day.

The Ireland selectors have selected 13 of the of the 15-man squad that did duty at the global event with only Peter Chase and Max Sorensen missing out.

Chairman of selectors Alan Lewis said: "It was hard to bring any new faces in with it being so early in the season. We've named 14 in the squad rather than the usual 13 as there are some concerns over the fitness of Andrew McBrine, who injured earlier this week.

"It's great to have Tim Murtagh back in the squad. He brings quality and experience to our attack, and there are fewer better exponents of swing bowling in early season conditions."