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Thursday 14 December 2017

George Dockrell: We have a nice blend of youth and experience

George Dockrell was five months shy of his second birthday on the only occasion the UAE have got the better of Ireland, in the first of 14 meetings between the two sides, at the ICC Trophy in Kenya in 1994
George Dockrell was five months shy of his second birthday on the only occasion the UAE have got the better of Ireland, in the first of 14 meetings between the two sides, at the ICC Trophy in Kenya in 1994

IRISH spin bowler George Dockrell has lauded the character and spirit of his team as they prepare to face the United Arab Emirates in tomorrow's World Cup clash at the Gabba.

"The squad we have is really nicely balanced.

"We have five guys who are back for their third World Cup, which is pretty impressive in itself and a number of guys coming in for their first.

"The rest of us are here for our second edition, so I think there is a really nice blend of youth and experience," said Dockrell.

"You don't want to be complacent coming into these games. Obviously, we have the advantage of having beaten them a number of times and that we have played them a lot and know their team pretty well. "But they do have a number of good players who could change the game for them so we need to come into the game at our best and hopefully go away with two wins."

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