North Kildare

  • Captain: James Smith
  • Players In : Monil Patel, Waqar Azmat, Danny Coad, Josh Uddin
  • Out: None

North Kildare are another side who have four new faces and have added quality and experience in the form of Monil Patel, Waqar Azmat, Danny Coad (pictured right), and Josh Uddin.

The quartet give a real spine of battle hardened talent to The Maws side and should ensure real competitiveness this season.

Also in their ranks are Muzamil Sherzad, who was added to the Academy and Under 19 panel this season , Husnain Maroof, a 20 year-old all rounder and exciting prospect, and Abdullah Aryan, who at 22 is new to Leinster cricket and an exciting pace bowler.

"Last years truncated season and "no Kildare" restrictions means that this is really our first full year back at senior level," said Andy Hirst from the club.

"Monil, Waqar and Danny add a lot of senior experience and we are excited about the continued development of some of the younger players.

"There is a strong group of younger players, all around 17 to 23, that now have an opportunity to show what they can do, including Ireland Academy player, Muzamil Sherzad, and Murtaza, Josh, Husnain, Devansh and Abdullah, who are all either selected for, or knocking on the door at emerging interpro level.

"As a group we have set our goal this season as a simple one of continuous improvement rather than look at individual competitions or games.

"The challenge for North Kildare is to establish oursleves as genuinely belonging at Senior level after previous false starts and that is a challenge enough in itself.

"As a club we are, like most clubs, just happy to be back and to be facing the prospect of both T20 and 50 over games this season and welcoming clubs to The Maws."