Peter Chase, who had not yet featured in a one-day international, earned a spot in the Ireland World Cup squad due to his strong performances in 2014. Despite his young age of 21, his exceptional form during the year convinced selectors to include him in the tournament squad. In addition to his international call-up, Chase made his debut in county cricket for Durham in 2014, and he had an impressive first season.
His talents were further recognized when he was chosen to join the Ireland squad for a World Cup warm-up tour in Australia and New Zealand in September and October. Standout displays, such as his 4-52 against Queensland and 3-38 against New Zealand A in Dubai, solidified Chase’s position in the World Cup team.