Who will win men's international player of the year? The jury have met and whittled the selection down to three candidates, Paul Stirling, Tim Murtagh and Boyd Rankin.

The voting period runs from November 2017 until September 2018 and has produced the following stats.

IRELAND MEN BATTING

# Name Club Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s Ave
1 EC Joyce Ireland 8 9 2 352 116* 50.29 511 68.88 1 2 1 37 1 50.29
2 PR Stirling Ireland 27 29 - 913 126 31.48 1012 90.22 2 5 3 104 21 31.48
3 WTS Porterfield Ireland 24 26 - 750 139 28.85 1085 69.12 2 1 3 81 10 28.85
4 KJ O'Brien Ireland 27 29 5 687 118 28.62 771 89.11 1 2 1 61 18 28.62
5 A Balbirnie Ireland 25 27 - 758 105 28.07 992 76.41 2 5 5 80 4 28.07
6 GH Dockrell Ireland 19 14 6 210 62* 26.25 247 85.02 - 1 - 19 3 26.25
7 GC Wilson Ireland 26 27 5 557 58 25.32 807 69.02 - 3 2 38 8 25.32
8 Simi Singh Ireland 17 18 2 341 59 21.31 473 72.09 - 2 3 22 10 21.31
9 NJ O'Brien Ireland 18 19 - 378 70 19.89 477 79.25 - 3 1 35 9 19.89
10 JNK Shannon Ireland 6 6 - 109 60 18.17 77 141.56 - 1 - 13 6 18.17
11 SR Thompson Ireland 9 10 2 115 53 14.38 188 61.17 - 1 - 11 1 14.38

Paul Stirling led the way in the batting ranks in terms of aggregate. He made 913 run at 31.48, scoring two of the eight centuries, as well as five 50's.

He was second in terms of averages to Ed Joyce, who retired from Ireland duty after their first Test against Pakistan.

There wasn't much between skipper William Porterfield, Kevin O'Brien, and Andy Balbirnie who all averaged 28, while George Dockrell, Gary Wilson, and Simi Singh averaged 26, 25 and 21.

Keeper Niall O'Brien averaged just under 20, while James Shannon (18) and Stuart Thompson (14) were the other batters who made the table.

IRELAND MEN BOWLING

# Name Club Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5WI 10WM Ave
1 TJ Murtagh Ireland 15 186 29 599 38 4-30 15.76 3.22 29.37 - - 15.76
2 WB Rankin Ireland 21 211.2 27 889 41 4-15 21.68 4.21 30.93 - - 21.68
3 BJ McCarthy Ireland 15 114.4 4 654 30 5-46 21.80 5.70 22.93 1 - 21.80
4 Simi Singh Ireland 17 76.5 2 403 17 3-15 23.71 5.25 27.12 - - 23.71
5 PKD Chase Ireland 14 103.5 4 611 22 4-35 27.77 5.88 28.32 - - 27.77
6 KJ O'Brien Ireland 27 125.2 9 654 23 4-41 28.43 5.22 32.70 - - 28.43
7 AR McBrine Ireland 11 93.5 5 377 11 3-38 34.27 4.02 51.18 - - 34.27
8 GH Dockrell Ireland 19 140 7 698 18 4-28 38.78 4.99 46.67 - - 38.78

Tim Murtagh led the bowling averages in the voting period, with an excellent haul of 38 wickets at just 15.76 and the best economy rate.

Boyd Rankin was the leading wicket taker of the year, his 41 wickets coming at 21.68, while Barry McCarthy had the only five-wicket haul, helping him capture 30 wickets at 21.80.

Kevin O'Brien (23 at 28.43), Peter Chase (22 at 27.77) and Simi Singh (17 at 23.71) all did well at times, but spinners George Dockrell (18 at 38.78) and Andy McBrine (11 at 34.27) struggled.

Who then will lift the award in Dublin on Friday night?

Not much to choose between the three short-listed but Tim Murtagh gets the CricketEurope vote pipping Boyd Rankin and Paul Stirling.