Ireland is one of the most important countries of the United Kingdom. It is known for a lot of history events some of which are also quite controversial. What makes Island actually cool in the recent past is its beautiful involvement in the game of Cricket and that too with quite a lot of vigor. Some of the most important cricketers in the current situation are from Ireland especially because most of the people are really proud to have a cricket team that enters into the international arena by staggering most of its opponents, out of which, many of them are known to be the strongest teams in cricket history. With all this happening quite often, it is not an expected that a lot of Irish cricketers are becoming rich.
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So, here is a list of the top 10 richest cricketers of Ireland
10. Paul Sterling
Paul Robert Sterling is one of the most famous Irish cricketers, who debuted in first class cricket in March 2008. He played for Ireland in the Intercontinental cup, and is very famous as right handed batsman as well as a right arm off break bowler. He made his ODI debut on the 1st of July in 2008 vs New Zealand. He was born on the 3rd of September 1990 in Belfast Northern Ireland and has contributed a lot to the country in his fruitful cricket career.
9. Peter Chase
Peter David Chase is also one of the most important Irish cricket players whose fame came as a bowler. He was born on 9th October 1993 in Dublin Ireland. He made his ODI debut in the year 2015 on 19th of January against Scotland. Even though he has played very little matches he packs a lot of promise, and still one of the most sought-after cricketers of Ireland.
8. John Mooney
John Francis Mooney is also one of the most famous cricketers of Ireland who was born on 10th of February 1982. He is very famous as a left handed batsman as well as right arm medium pace bowler. He has been one of the most successful all-rounders of the Irish cricket history and his ODI debut on 13th of June 2006 Vs England was one of the first in the list as he was capped at number 8. He is also one of the most experienced Irish cricketers will the top score of 96 in ODIs also involving a 48 wicket haul in ODIs.
7. Stuart Thompson
Todd Thompson is one of the most successful cricketers of Ireland especially known as an all rounder because of his left handed batting as well as his right arm medium fast bowling. He was born in the year of 1991 on the 15th of August, which is quite likely the Independence Day of India. He made his ODI debut on the 8 of September 2013 vs Scotland with the cap number of 42. He is quite famous for also being a part of the success of Irish under 19 level cricket team.
6. Neil O’Brien
Neil O’Brien is one of the most famous cricketers especially known for being the brother of the popular Irish batsman Kevin O’Brien. He was born on November 8 1981 and is nicknamed as paddy. He is a very famous left handed batsman and also doubles up as a very good wicketkeeper. She played major role in the victory of Ireland against Pakistan in the 2007 cricket world cup and has scored more than 15 half centuries in ODIs.
5. George Dockrell
George Dockrell is one of the most important cricketers of Ireland known especially for his slow left-arm orthodox bowling as well as his right handed batting. He was born on 22nd of July 1992 in Dublin of Ireland. He played his first ODI on the 15th of April 2010 vs West Indies and is also known for being a part of the Somerset County which later loaned him to the Sussex County. He is one amongst the Top 10 Richest Cricketers in Ireland 2017.
4. Alex Cusack
Alex Cusack is one of the most famous Irish Cricketers who was born in Brisbane Australia on 29th of October 1980. He is right handed batsman and also is known for his right on medium fast bowling. He made his ODI debut on the 24th of June 2007 against South Africa and the last ODI played was against England on 8 of May 2015. He has scored 745 runs in ODIs and has also take in about 63 wickets in the same. It is this all round nature of has that makes him quite an important Irish cricketer.
3. Ed Joyce
He is a very famous Irish cricketer who was born on 22nd of September 1978 and in Dublin Ireland. He played for England from 2006 to 2007 and later after 2011 is known to have been playing for Ireland. He is one of the very few Cricketers who has played for two nations in ODIs, and he has also represented Middlesex and Sussex King County cricket. He is very famous for his top score of an unbeaten 160 in ODIs. He is also an occasional right arm bowler who has never bowled in ODIs.
2. William Porterfield
William Porterfield is one of the most important openers of Ireland cricketing history. Known especially for scoring lot of centuries in the game he has been there throughout the ups and downs of the Ireland cricket team. He has also like Ireland with dignity and grace and was a part of some of the most important achievements of the team which include their victory against Pakistan in the world cup of 2007 and their world T20 qualification in 2009 also not to forget their extraordinary victory against England in the 2011 world cup.
1. Kevin O’Brien
Kevin O’Brien is undoubtedly the best cricketer of Ireland so far. He is one of the only cricketers of Ireland to impact so much on the team has an all rounder. He is especially remembered for his magical role in sending the team to victory against England in the 2011 world cup. This miracle he conjured, is undoubtedly going to remain in the pages of history. Coming into back at 106 for 4, he is master century with just 50 balls, something that is considered the fastest century in ODI World Cup history and that knock resulted in the shocking defeat of mighty England in the competition.
So, here was the list of the top 10 richest cricket players of Ireland as of 2017. Ireland team has been improving and they seem to be all-set to step into international level cricketing. The country’s team has been producing astonishing results in big tournaments and they hope to improve in the upcoming tournaments too.