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Mark Adair to miss Ireland's T20 series against Afghanistan

An ongoing ankle injury has ruled Mark Adair out of Ireland's three-match T-20 International series against Afghanistan.

He's been replaced in the squad by Shane Getkate in the only change from the group which faced the West Indies last month.

Andrew Balbirne will captain the side.

“With the T20 World Cup approaching in October, the Selectors are looking to provide an opportunity for players to test themselves in various conditions, while Graham Ford searches for the right combinations and tactics that we will take into the World Cup," chair of selectors Andrew White said of the squad.

“The squad that performed so well in the recent West Indies series will get another opportunity to show what they can offer, against familiar but formidable opponents in this format of the game.”

“While it is unfortunate Mark Adair will not be travelling, this opens up an opportunity for Shane Getkate, who missed out on the Caribbean tour.”

“We are confident that we have selected a well-balanced side, but we will be looking for greater consistency as the year progresses. The last tour gave us an insight into this Irish side’s potential - by beating the World Champions in their own backyard, but there is no doubt the players will be keen to show those performances on a more regular basis.”

Ireland squad: Andrew Balbirnie (Captain), Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Kevin O’Brien, Boyd Rankin, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Gary Wilson, Craig Young.

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