Ireland convened the Australian-born skater, Celeste Raack, for the T20 Women's World Cup in the Caribbean.
Raack, 24, has an Irish passport and recently pledged that Ireland has played in the national Super 3 tournament this season. ] He will be part of an experienced team headed by Laura Delany, who also has Clare Shillington and Ciara Metcalfe, who will retire after the tournament.
"It's a great squad, a reward for performance and a recognition of how important big-match experience is in international tournaments," said Aaron Hamilton, the head coach. "When you're in a world cup with TV cameras, big crowds and big places, it's important to ensure that the younger players are surrounded by experienced bosses."
"I am also delighted that the selectors have looked further and I took the opportunity to bring Celeste Raack, the leg spinner, to the squad." Celeste impressed many of us who play for the Typhoons in the Toyota Series Super 3 this year, and previously played for the Tasmanian Tigers women's team in the Australian women's national league, and the Hobart Hurricanes in the Women's Big Bash League. "
Raack said: "I'll be back on Friday to join the squad in their preparation for the tournament and I'm looking forward to doing it. I hope this is the start of a long career as an Irish cricketer and I intend to relocate to the start. of the 2019 cricket season. Playing with and against Irish international players in this series really improved my cricket and bowling at the Irish windows was a different challenge than those I've played in Australia. "
Ireland will face Australia, Pakistan, India and New Zealand in the group stages of the T20 World Cup.