“I don't know why Paul Stirling is not playing more cricket for Middlesex. They must have some players there”
Ireland all-rounder Trent Johnston
"Pakistan are obviously a great side and you have to give them the respect they deserve but if they ball bounces another way on Sunday, we come away with a victory."
O'Brien's 84 not out in Thursday's contest could help him land a contract in the newly established Caribbean Premier League, with him among 18 international players in the draft for the month-long tournament which starts on 29 July.
Cricket Ireland have confirmed they would free O'Brien to play in the tournament, even though it may clash with a proposed three-game one-day series against Bangladesh.
If Mooney does return, Andrew White is the player most likely to make way.
Pakistan are using the two one-day internationals with the Irish as final preparation for the
ICC Champions Trophy
event in England.
William Porterfield (capt, Warwickshire), Alex Cusack (Clontarf), George Dockrell (Somerset), Trent Johnston (YMCA), Ed Joyce (Sussex), John Mooney (North County), Tim Murtagh (Middlesex), Kevin O'Brien (Railway Union), Niall O'Brien (Leicestershire), James Shannon (Instonians), Max Sorensen (The Hills), Paul Stirling (Middlesex), Andrew White (Instonians), Gary Wilson (Surrey).
Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Muhammad Hafeez, Nasir Jamshaid, Imran Farhat, Asad Shafiq, Shoaib Malik, Umar Amin, Asad Ali, Junaid Khan, Muhammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Ehsan Adil, Saeed Ajmal, Abdul Rehman, Kamran Akmal (wk).
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