Ireland have named their squads for the forthcoming tour of West Indies, axing all-rounders Stuart Thompson and Shane Getkate.

The pair were both included in the squad that qualified for the T20 World Cup last month, but aren't included in the 14-man squad.

Josh Little returns for the T20 leg of the tour, while Barry McCarthy keeps his place having been called up as a late replacement for David Delany who injured himself in the tournament. That injury plus university commitments means the Clontarf speedster misses out on the six-match tour.

Pembroke seamer McCarthy is also named in the ODI squad aiming to fill the void left by Tim Murtagh's recent retirement.

Lorcan Tucker and Gary Wilson have been named as the wicket-keepers, with both looking to stake their claims to be named number one.

William Porterfield, Andy McBrine and James McCollum are named in the ODI squad only, while Harry Tector, Josh Little and George Dockrell feature only in the T20 line-up.

Andrew Balbirnie will lead the side for the first time in the Caribbean having taking over the captaincy reins in all three formats from William Porterfield and Wilson.

It's a tough start for the Pembroke man, but Head Coach Graham Ford is looking forward to what will be a busy 2020 for Ireland.

"These matches will be the first under Andrew Balbirnie’s leadership, so will be a great first-up challenge for him and one which I know he is looking forward to," said Ford.

“We’ve played the West Indies a few times over the last couple of years, and the two sides have built up a decent rivalry on the field - but the Windies are an altogether different proposition in their own backyard.

"We have one formal warm-up game on the 4th, then it’s straight into the ODI series. Our lads will need to adapt quickly to local conditions and be ready from the outset in order to build some momentum, which is an important aspect of any series.

“When you look at the squads selected the positive for the future is that there is a blend of experience and youth. While we’ve undergone an evolution in the senior set up over the last 12 months, I think the squads selected recognise and reward performance, and I’m pleased that the likes of Mark Adair, Gareth Delany and Harry Tector have come into the squad over the last while and look the part. There is a confidence and self-belief around the camp which comes from recent successes, and we’re looking to build on that in 2020.

“Being our first-ever multi-format tour of the Caribbean, there is certainly a bit of a buzz around the squad and come the 7th of January, we’ll be more than ready to begin what is an exciting year in Irish cricket.”

ODI squad

  • Andrew Balbirnie (capt) (Pembroke)
  • Mark Adair (CIYMS)
  • Gareth Delany (Leinster)
  • Andrew McBrine (Donemana)
  • Barry McCarthy (Pembroke)
  • James McCollum (Waringstown)
  • Kevin O’Brien (Railway Union)
  • William Porterfield (Formby)
  • Boyd Rankin (NW Warriors)
  • Simi Singh (Phoenix)
  • Paul Stirling (Northern Knights)
  • Lorcan Tucker (Pembroke)
  • Gary Wilson (CSNI)
  • Craig Young. (North Down)

T20I squad

  • Andrew Balbirnie (capt) (Pembroke)
  • Mark Adair (CIYMS)
  • Gareth Delany (Leinster)
  • George Dockrell (Leinster)
  • Josh Little (Pembroke)
  • Barry McCarthy (Pembroke)
  • Kevin O’Brien (Railway Union)
  • Boyd Rankin (NW Warriors)
  • Simi Singh (YMCA)
  • Paul Stirling (Northern Knights)
  • Harry Tector (YMCA)
  • Lorcan Tucker (Pembroke)
  • Gary Wilson (CSNI)
  • Craig Young. (North Down)