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Irish duo added to MCC line-up v Afghanistan

Tim Murtagh celebrating taking the wicket of Alex Hales at Lord's
Tim Murtagh celebrating taking the wicket of Alex Hales at Lord's

Ireland duo Tim Murtagh and George Dockrell are the latest names added to a star-studded MCC team to play against Afghanistan on Tuesday 11 July at Lord’s.

The two bowlers will be skippered by Brendon McCullum in a line-up that will also contain former Sri-Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara and ex-West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

They face a Afghanistan in a 50-over match which will be the tourists' first at the Home of Cricket.

Middlesex seamer Murtagh has taken 655 first-class wickets during his career and has featured in 33 One-Day Internationals for Ireland, taking 34 wickets - including the dismissal of Alex Hales at Lord's during the England v Ireland Royal London ODI series in May. 

Leinster Lightning spinner Dockrell also took the wicket of Sam Billings during that match and has a total of 68 One-Day International appearances, in which he has taken 72 wickets. 

Both players will play against an Afghanistan team featuring players such as leg-spinner Rashid Khan and all-rounder Mohammad Nabi - both of whom played for Sunrisers Hyderabad in this year’s IPL.

A similar fixture last year saw MCC beaten by Nepal in front of a crowd of nearly 6,000 at Lord's.

Tickets are now on sale for the match with prices set at £20 for Adults, £10 for Over-65s and £5 for Under 16s.

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