Paul Stirling Named Ireland’s Vice-Captain

Paul Stirling was a member of the Irish squad that travelled to the United Arab Emirates in September 2019 to play in an ICC T20 World Cup qualifier.With 291 runs scored in eight matches, he had the most runs scored in the competition. He was chosen the Ireland cricket team's vice-captain in June 2020.

Paul Stirling has been named vice-captain of Ireland, supporting Andy Balbirnie after he assumed leadership of all formats last year. One of Ireland's most seasoned players, Stirling has appeared in all three Test matches since the nation was elevated to Full Member status, in addition to 117 ODI and 78 T20I caps. 

He leads the team in both white-ball forms with the most runs scored; his 177 against Canada in 2010 still stands as an ODI record for Ireland. In order to prepare for upcoming obstacles, such as a T20 World Cup and the new 50-over World Cup Super League, the two former Middlesex teammates, who shared a home during their time in London, will now be in charge of Ireland's fortunes.

After losing his position in county cricket as a non-Overseas player, Paul Stirling recently relocated back to Belfast. Given that negotiations are ongoing regarding Ireland's projected trip for three ODIs at the end of next month, his first duty as Balbirnie's replacement could be in England.

Paul Stirling’s Cricket Career - An Overview

Paul is regarded as one of the most gifted young cricketers in the world right now. He is an exciting opening batsman who hits the ball hard. Additionally, he is a useful off spinner who frequently collaborates well with George Dockrell.

Paul Stirling, another member of Ireland's younger group, received his maiden cap against the UAE at Abu Dhabi in March 2008 at the age of 17. Paul has done so 111 times for Ireland since then, including the 2012 ICC World Twenty20.

Paul Stirling's match record has 3,383 runs, including 6 centuries, in those games. The most was 177 when Canada was the opponent in Toronto in 2010. In the 16 games he played in 2011, he recorded four hundreds, including one of 113 against Scotland, an old foe, in Edinburgh. He has bowled for Ireland and collected 43 wickets. He has also made a lot of catches, totaling 46 in 111 games, placing him 12th all-time among Irish fielders.

Paul naturally excels at T20 cricket, where his explosive strike-rate makes him a very dangerous top-order batsman. This was particularly clearly illustrated during the 2012 ICC World T20 qualifiers, as his final three innings in Ireland's three must-win games were all critical, especially his breathtaking 79 in the championship game against Afghanistan.

Paul previously played club cricket for Cliftonville, but he is currently a member of the Middlesex county team, whose supporters are now appreciating the all-around package he provides them as he often stars in the team's shorter formats at Lord's. Brian, Paul's father, is a professional athlete who has officiated international rugby football matches.

How old is Paul Stirling?
Paul Stirling is 33 years and his date of birth is 3 September 1990. 
Which Ireland player played in the IPL?
Joshua Little made history by being the first cricket player from Ireland to compete in the Indian Premier League (IPL).In the opening match of the IPL 2023 against the Chennai Super Kings at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the left-arm bowler was selected for the Gujarat Titans XI.