ED Joyce Gained The Palace As The Coach Of Ireland Women's Cricket team
Former England and Ireland batsman Ed Joyce has been appointed as the new coach of Ireland women's team. He joined as interim coach in June but now is being given a permanent position for two years. Aaron Hamilton was the previous coach but he left his job in between.
Though the team didn't qualify for the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020, Joyce retained its position of Head Coach. They finished third in the competition as Bangladesh defeated them also qualifying for the next year T20 Women's World Cup.
Joyce is known because he is the players who played two successive World Cup for different countries. The Irish born has played for England in ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 and then switched to Ireland and played for them in 2011 and 2015 ICC Cricket World Cups
Joyce scored 2622 runs in 78 ODIs and 405 runs in 18 T20Is. He was consistent in domestic cricket and played 255 first-Class cricket and 311 List A matches.
Ed Joyce is Impressed by the Ireland Women Cricket team
Ed Joyce praises the spirit of the women players and appreciated their effort of learning.
'It's a great time to have been offered this opportunity, and I had no hesitation in accepting the role full-time,' he said.
'While we were all disappointed to have missed out on qualification for the T20 World Cup, what impressed me about the squad was the players' commitment to learning and the talent that began to emerge as the games came along.
'It wasn't just the senior players that stood up, but a number of the newer players to the senior team showed what they can offer.'
In the T20 World Cup qualifier rounds Joyce appreciated the effort of Ireland team and said all the department worked hard on their part.
'I was particularly happy with the fight the team showed in difficult positions against both Thailand and Bangladesh. Our fielding and bowling in both were outstanding and that character, being shown by a very young team, is going to be very important going forward.'