Mick Newell will call on Ryan Sidebottom and Stuart Broad when Notts Outlaws go in search of a Friends Provident Trophy win against Ireland in a Sky Televised match in Clontarf on Sunday.
Whilst Sidebottom had been pencilled on to the teamsheet last week, Broad’s inclusion came as a late bonus after the England camp gave him clearance to play.
Notts will be strong favourites to win the match with their international bowlers in tow, but Newell has instructed his squad to guard against complacency.
“We want to come away from the match with two points in the bag and nothing else matters,” said Newell.
“We are well prepared and we have to perform because I think Ireland will beat a county side in this competition and we have to make sure that it isn’t us.
“We don’t know much about the ground or the conditions but we have an opportunity to make a strong impression in a televised game.
“England want us to get some cricket into Ryan and Stuart and I am pleased that they are both involved.”
Will Jefferson and Bilal Shafayat are expected to open the batting for Notts and Mark Ealham and Mark Wagh return to the side after being rested for the victory over Oxford last week.
The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 3 from 12 noon on Sunday.
Ireland from: William Porterfield (Captain, Gloucestershire), Andre Botha (North County), Alex Cusack (Clontarf), Phil Eaglestone (Strabane), Thinus Fourie (Railway Union), James Hall (Waringstown), Gary Kidd (Waringstown), Kyle McCallan (Waringstown), Kevin O'Brien (Railway Union), Paul Stirling (Cliftonville), Reinhardt Strydom (North County), Andrew White (Instonians), Gary Wilson (Surrey),
Notts Outlaws from: Will Jefferson, Bilal Shafayat, Mark Wagh, Adam Voges, Samit Patel, Chris Read (Captain), Mark Ealham, Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad, Ryan Sidebottom, Charlie Shreck, Darren Pattinson, Matthew Wood.
THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2017
ENGLAND v WEST INDIES