Ireland have named a squad of 18 for next month's T20 World Cup in the UAE.

Leinster all-rounder Gareth Delany returns having missed most of the season with a knee injury which required surgery.

Curtis Campher is also included with the selectors hoping his shoulder injury isn't too serious.

The one player included in last week's squad against Zimbabwe who misses out is Donemana middle-order batsman William McClintock.

Head Selector Andy White insisted McClintock hadn't done much wrong but with the conditions in the UAE favouring spin and the wickets being low and slow, in the interests of squad balance, they preferred to have as many spin options as possible.

Delany, Graham Kennedy and Andy McBrine are the three players added to the original squad of 15 named for the Zimbabwe matches.

Ireland leave for the UAE in two weeks for a preparation camp and matches against an as yet unnamed opponent.

They will trim three players from the 18 ahead of their tournament warm-up matches on October 12 and 14 versus PNG and Bangladesh.

Ireland face Sri Lanka, The Netherlands and Namibia in their group, with the top two sides progressing to the competition proper.

IRELAND T20 WORLD CUP SQUAD

  • Andy Balbirnie (Pembroke)
  • Mark Adair (CIYMS)
  • Curtis Campher (YMCA)
  • Gareth Delany (Leinster)
  • George Dockrell (Phoenix)
  • Shane Getkate (Instonians)
  • Graham Kennedy (CIYMS)
  • Josh Little (Pembroke)
  • Andy McBrine (Donemana)
  • Barry McCarthy (Pembroke)
  • Kevin O'Brien (Railway Union)
  • Neil Rock (Rush)
  • Simi Singh (YMCA)
  • Paul Stirling (North Down)
  • Harry Tector (YMCA)
  • Lorcan Tucker (Pembroke)
  • Ben White (CSNI)
  • Craig Young (North Down)