Injury forces late change in Ireland squad for Lord's Test

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Ireland have announced a late change in their squad for the one-off Test against England at Lord's.

Pacer Conor Olphert has been ruled out of the Lord's Test against England, scheduled to take place between June 1-4, due to an injury. 

He will be replaced in the squad by pacer Matthew Foster. Foster was earlier called up in the Ireland squad for their tour of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka but had to withdraw as he failed to complete his rehabilitation from a previous injury. 

On Olphert's injury, a statement by Cricket Ireland read, "Olphert, who was progressing well throughout the winter and pre-season periods with an ongoing knee issue, has unfortunately experienced a recurrence of his symptoms over the last few weeks and has been unable to get it under control in time to be fit to play a Test Match despite his and the medical staff’s best efforts." 

Foster, 23, has played three first-class games, picking up five wickets and will be joining the Ireland squad ahead of their departure to England. 

Ireland squad: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Matthew Foster, Fionn Hand, Graham Hume, Tom Mayes, Andrew McBrine, James McCollum, PJ Moor, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young.


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