Waringstown batsman James McCollum has been called up to the Emerging Ireland squad for their two four-day games against the West Indies Under-23s in Antigua.

He replaces YMCA's Adam Rosslee who was injured during the second One-Day game at the weekend.

28 year-old McCollum has made 16 appearances for Ireland at senior level including six Tests, although he has only won five caps in the last four years - four of which were Test matches.

“In terms of James’s call-up, we considered this opportunity provided two key benefits," said Andrew White.

"Firstly, it will provide James with some quality red-ball cricket after missing a large portion of last home season due to injury.

"Secondly, James’ presence and professional approach to his game will provide added benefit to a young squad that has had little to no red-ball experience in recent years.”

The first of the four-day matches gets underway on Saturday, with the second and final game taking place the following Saturday.


25-28 November: West Indies Under-23s v Emerging Ireland – 1st 4-day match (CCG; start 10am)
2-5 December: West Indies Under-23s v Emerging Ireland – 2nd 4-day match (CCG; start 10am)