Players take on new roles as Ireland names its squad for the One-Day Internationals against England.

Paul Stirling will lead a strong 15-member squad to England where Ireland will play three ODIs from 20 September.

Curtis Campher will bat at No. 3 in Ireland’s one-day internationals against England later this month.

Meanwhile, in another notable change, Andrew Balbirnie will open the batting alongside Stirling as Ireland rebuilds in the fifty-overs format after failing to qualify for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

“The key changes are at the top of the order, where Andrew Balbirnie will open with Paul Stirling,” said national selector Andrew White.

We believe they can develop into a long-term opening option in the 50-over game because they have a great understanding.”

Campher’s move to No.3 is more noticeable, as the all-rounder batted at No.6 for the majority of his ODI career.

“Curtis Campher will make the move to number 3, where we believe he has the technique and aptitude to succeed in the role – he plays pace as well as anyone in the squad, and whilst he has been a mainstay of our middle order for a few years now, we believe he has the capability to batter higher up the order and have a really positive impact,” White added.

Campher averages in the mid-30s in the format and scored a century against Scotland in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 in Zimbabwe.

England tour schedule:

20 September: 1st ODI, Headingley 

23 September: 2nd ODI, Trent Bridge

26 September: 3rd ODI, Bristol

Ireland squad: Paul Stirling (capt), Mark Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Josh Little, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Neil Rock, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Theo van Woerkom, Craig Young