Ireland Cricket – How did Paul Stirling’s and George Dockrell’s Rankings Suddenly Shot Up?

Ireland cricket team has gradually started making its mark in international cricket by producing a few world-class batsmen and bowlers. It represents Ireland in all three primary forms of international cricket; Test Cricket, One-Day International (ODI), and Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. The team is the 11th Full Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the second Full Member from Europe. 

Paul Stirling is a prolific opening batsman from the Irish squad and an occasional right-arm off-break bowler. He is one of the top 10 run-scorers in T20 internationals. George Dockrell is another Irish cricketer whose ranking in international cricket is steadily rising. Dockrell is a right-handed batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler who plays international cricket for Ireland. 

The Irish cricketers Paul Stirling and George Dockrell are the highest-ranked batsmen and bowlers after the first two weeks of the World Cup. Stirling, who has been the opening batsman, has steadily risen to 34th place in the world thanks to his fast scoring 92 runs against West Indies in Ireland’s opening match. Dockrell, a slow bowler by nature, has stormed into the top 30 after taking four wickets in the first two matches. He is now one place ahead of the Proteas’ next best bowler, Ryan McLaren.

In the all-rounders’ category, Paul Stirling is the 11th best in the world. The Irish batsman made a significant contribution in the Zimbabwe Vs Ireland 2021 match, and the win was reminiscent of the 2015 victory over the West Indies. The Ireland opener showcased some excellent batting in the Power play, striking 67 from just 25 balls, making it the most productive Power play in T20 history.

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