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Final
  • Australia beat New Zealand by 7 wickets.
    Melbourne, 29 March.
    New Zealand 183 (45 overs, G Elliott 83, L Taylor 40, M Johnston 3-30, J Faulkner 3-63, M Starc 2-20)
    Australia 186-3 (33.1 overs, M Clarke 74, S Smith 56*, D Warner 45, M Henry 2-46)
Semi-finals
  • New Zealand beat South Africa by 4 wickets.
    Auckland, 24 March.
    South Africa 281-5 (43 overs, F du Plessis 82, AB de Villiers 65, D Miller 49, R Rossouw 39, C Anderson 3-72, T Boult 2-53)
    New Zealand 299-6 (42.5 overs, G Elliott 84*, B McCullum 59, C Anderson 58, M Morkel 3-59)
    DLS Method: par score 297 in 43 overs.
  • Australia beat India by 95 runs.
    Sydney, 26 March.
    Australia 328-7 (50 overs, S Smith 105, A Finch 81, S Watson 28, M Johnson 27*,U Yadav 4-72, M Sharma 2-75)
    India 233 (46.5 overs, MS Dhoni 65, S Dhawan 45, A Rahane 44, R Sharma 34, J Faulkner 3-59, M Starc 2-28, M Johnson 2-50)
Quarter-finals
  • South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 9 wickets.
    Sydney, 18 March.
    Sri Lanka 133 (37.2 overs, K Sangakhara 45, H Thirimanne 42, I Tahir 4-26, JP Duminy 3 29)
    South Africa 134-1 (18 overs, Q de Kock 78*, F du Plessis 21*)
  • India beat Bangladesh by 109 runs.
    Melbourne, 19 March.
    India 302-6 (50 overs, R Sharma 137, S Raina 65, R Jadeja 23*, Taskin Ahmed 3-69)
    Bangladesh 193 (45 overs, Nasir Hossain 35, Sabbir Rahamn 30, Soumya Sarkar 29, U Yadav 4-31, Mohammad Shami 2-37, R Jadeja 2-42)
  • Australia beat Pakistan by 6 wickets.
    Adelaide, 20 March.
    Pakistan 213 (49.5 overs, Haris Sohail 41, Misbah-ul-Haq 34,Sohaib Maqsood 29, J Hazlewood 4-35, M Starc 2-40, G Maxwell 2-43)
    Australia 216-4 (33.5 overs, S Smith 65, S Watson* 64, G Maxwell 44*, Wahab Riaz 2-54)
  • New Zealand beat West Indies by 143 runs.
    Wellington, 21 March.
    New Zealand 393-6 (50 overs, M Guptill 237*, L Taylor 42, K Williamson 33, J Taylor 3-71, A Russell 2-96)
    West Indies 250 (30.3 overs, C Gayle 61, J Holder 42, J Carter 32, T Boult 4-44, D Vettori 2-58, T Southee 2-82)
Pool A
                            P    W    T   NR    L  Pts     NRR
New Zealand                 6    6    0    0    0   12    2.564
Australia                   6    4    0    1    1    9    2.257
Sri Lanka                   6    4    0    0    2    8    0.371
Bangladesh                  6    3    0    1    2    7    0.136
England                     6    2    0    0    4    4   -0.753
Afghanistan                 6    1    0    0    5    2   -1.853
Scotland                    6    0    0    0    6    0   -1.853
Scorecard Report Australia beat Scotland by 7 wickets, 14 March.
Scorecard Report Scotland lost to Sri Lanka by 148 runs, 11 August.
Scorecard Report Bangladesh beat Scotland by 6 wickets, 5 March.
Scorecard Report Afghanistan beat Scotland by 1 wicket, 26 February.
Scorecard Report England beat Scotland by 119 runs, 23 February.
Scorecard Report New Zealand beat Scotland by 3 wickets, 17 February.
  • World Cup
    New Zealand (2) beat Bangladesh (0) by 3 wickets.
    Seddon Park Hamilton, 13 March.
    Bangladesh 288-7 (50.0 overs, Mamudullah 128, Soumya Sarkar 51, Sabbir Rahman 40)
    New Zealand 290-7 (48.5 overs, MJ Guptill 105, LRPL Taylor 56, CJ Anderson 39, Shakib al Hasan 4-55)
  • World Cup
    Afghanistan (0) lost to England (2) by 9 wickets.
    Sydney Cricket Ground, 13 March.
    Afghanistan 111-7 (36.2 overs, Shafiqullah 30)
    England 101-1 (18.1 overs, IR Bell 52*, AD Hales 37)
    DL Method: par score 100 in 25 overs.
  • World Cup
    England (0) lost to Bangladesh (2) by 15 runs.
    Adelaide Oval, 9 March.
    Bangladesh 275-7 (50.0 overs, Mamudullah 103, Musfiqur Rahim 89)
    England 260 (48.3 overs, JC Buttler 65, IR Bell 63, CR Woakes 42*, Rubel Hossain 4-53)
  • World Cup
    New Zealand (2) beat Afghanistan (0) by 6 wickets.
    McLean Park Napier, 8 March.
    Afghanistan 186 (47.4 overs, Najibullah Zadran 56, Samiullah Shenwari 54, DL Vettori 4-18, TA Boult 3-34)
    New Zealand 188-4 (36.1 overs, MJ Guptill 57, BB McCullum 42, KS Williamson 33)
  • World Cup
    Australia (2) beat Sri Lanka (0) by 64 runs.
    Sydney Cricket Ground, 8 March.
    Australia 376-9 (50.0 overs, GJ Maxwell 102, SPD Smith 72, MJ Clarje 68)
    Sri Lanka 312 (46.2 overs, KC Sangakkara 104, TM Dilshan 62, LD Chandimal 52, JP Faulkner 3-48)
  • World Cup
    Australia (2) beat Afghanistan by 275 runs.
    WACA Perth, 4 March.
    Australia 417-6 (50.0 overs, DA Warner 178, SPD Smith 95, GJ Maxwell 88)
    Afghanistan 142 (37.3 overs, Nawroz Mangal 33, MG Johnson 4-22)
  • World Cup
    England (0) lost to Sri Lanka (2) by 9 wickets.
    Westpac Stadium Wellington, 1 March.
    England 309-6 (50.0 overs, JE Root 121, IR Bell 49, JC Buttler 39*)
    Sri Lanka 312-1 (47.2 overs, HDRL Thiramanne 139*, KC Sangakkara 117*)
  • World Cup
    New Zealand (2) beat Australia (0) by 1 wicket.
    Eden Park Auckland, 28 February.
    Australia 151 (32.2 overs, DA Warner 34, BJ Haddin 43, TA Boult 5-27)
    New Zealand 152-9 (23.1 overs, BB McCullum 50, KS Williamson 45*, MA Starc 6-28)
  • World Cup
    Bangladesh (0) lost to Sri Lanka (2) by 92 runs.
    Melbourne Cricket Ground, 26 February.
    Sri Lanka 332-1 (50.0 overs, TM Dilshan 161*, KC Sangakkara 105*, HDRL Thirimanne 52)
    Bangladesh 240 (47.0 overs, Sabir Rehman 53, Sakib Al Hasan 46, Musfiqur Rahman 36, SL Malinga 3-35)
  • World Cup
    Afghanistan (0) lost to Sri Lanka (2) by 4 wickets.
    University Oval Dunedin, 22 February.
    Afghanistan 232-6 (50.0 overs, Asghar Stanikzai 54, Samiullah Shenwari 38, SL Malinga 3-41, AD Matthews 3-41)
    Sri Lanka 236-6 (48.2 overs, DPMD Jayawardene 100, AD Matthews 44, Hamid Hassan 3-45)
  • World Cup
    Australia (1) v Bangladesh (1) - no result.
    Brisbane Cricket Ground, 21 February.
  • World Cup
    New Zealand (2) beat England (0) by 8 wickets.
    20 February.
    England 123 (33.2 overs, JE Root 46, TG Southee 7-33)
    New Zealand 125-2 (12.2 overs, BB McCullum 77*)
  • World Cup
    Bangladesh (2) beat Afghanistan (0) by 105 runs.
    18 February.
    Bangladesh 267 (50.0 overs, Mushfiqur Rahim 71, Shakib Al Hasan 63, Anamul Haque 29)
    Afghanistan 162 (42.5 overs, Mohammad Nabi 44, Samiullah Shenari 42, Narwoz Mangal 27, Mashrafe Mortaza 3-20)
  • World Cup
    New Zealand (2) beat Sri Lanka (0) by 98 runs.
    Hagley Oval Christchurch, 14 February.
    New Zealand 331-6 (50.0 overs, CJ Anderson 75, BB McCullum 65, KS Williamson 57)
    Sri Lanka 233 (46.1 overs, HDRL Thirimanne 65, AD Matthews 46, KC Sangakkara 39)
  • World Cup
    Australia (2) beat England (0) by 111 runs.
    Melbourne Cricket Ground, 14 February.
    Australia 342-9 (50.0 overs, AJ Finch 135, GJ Maxwell 66, GJ Bailey 55, ST Finn 5-71)
    England 231 (41.5 overs, JWA Taylor 98, CR Woakes 37, IR Bell 36, MR Marsh 5-33)
Pool B
                            P    W    T   NR    L  Pts     NRR
India                       6    6    0    0    0   12   +1.827
South Africa                6    4    0    0    2    8   +1.707
Pakistan                    6    4    0    0    2    8   -0.085
West Indies                 6    3    0    0    3    6   -0.503
Ireland                     6    3    0    0    3    6   -0.933
Zimbabwe                    6    1    0    0    5    2   -0.527
UAE                         6    0    0    0    6    0   -2.032
Scorecard Report Ireland lost to Pakistan by 7 wickets with 23 balls remaining, 15 March.
Scorecard Photos Report Ireland lost to India by 8 wickets, 10 March.
Scorecard Photos Report Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 5 runs, 7 March.
Scorecard Report South Africa beat Ireland by 201 runs, 3 March.
Scorecard Photos Report UAE lost to Ireland by 2 wickets, 25 February.
Scorecard Photos Report West Indies lost to Ireland by 4 wickets, 16 February.
  • World Cup
    UAE (0) lost to West Indies (2) by 6 wickets.
    Napier, New Zealand, 15 March.
    UAE 175 (47.4 overs, Nasir Asiz 60, Amjad Javed 56, J Holder 4-27, J Taylor 3-36, A Russell 2-20)
    West Indies 176-4 (30.3 overs, J Charles 55, J Carter 50*, D Ramdin 33*, Amjad Javed 2-29, A Guruge 2-40)
  • World Cup
    Zimbabwe (0) lost to India (2) by 6 wickets.
    Eden Park, Auckland, 14 March.
    Zimbabwe 287 (48.5 overs, B Taylor 138, S Williams 50, UT Yadav 3-43 , Mohammad Shami 3-48, M Sharma 3-48)
    India 288-4 (48.4 overs, S Raina 110*, MS Dhoni 85*, V Kholi 38, T Panyangara 3-53)
  • World Cup
    Pakistan (2) beat South Africa (0) by 29 runs.
    Auckland, 7 March.
    Pakistan 222 (46.4 overs, Misbah-ul-Haq 56, Sarfraz Ahmed 49, Younis Khan 37, D Steyn 3-30, M Morkel 2-25, K Abbott 2-45)
    South Africa 202 (33.3 overs, AB de Villiers 77, H Amla 38, Mohammad Irfan 3-52, Rahit Ali 3-40, Wahab Riaz 3-45)
    DLS Method: par score 231 in 47 overs.
  • World Cup
    West Indies (0) lost to India (2) by 4 wickets.
    WACA, Perth, 6 March.
    West Indies 182 (44.2 overs, J Holder 57, Mohammad Shami 3-35, R Jadeja 2-27, I Yadav 2-42)
    India 185-6 (39.1 overs, MS DHoni 45*, V Kohli 33, J Taylor 2-33, A Russell 2-43)
  • World Cup
    Pakistan (2) beat UAE (0) by 129 runs.
    McLean Park, Napier, 4 March.
    Pakistan 339-6 (50.0 overs, Ahmed Shehzad 93, Haris Sohail 70, Misbah-ul-Haq 65, AM Guruge 4-56)
    UAE 210-8 (50.0 overs, Shaiman Anwar 62, Khurram Khan 43, Amjad Javed 40, Sohail Khan 2-54, Shahid Afridi 2-35)
  • World Cup
    Pakistan (2) beat Zimbabwe (0) by 20 runs.
    Brisbane, 1 March.
    Pakistan 235-7 (50.0 overs, Misbah-ul-Haq 73, Wahab Riaz 54 *, Umar Akmal 33, T Chatara 3-35, S Williams 2-48)
    Zimbabwe 215 (49.4 overs, B Taylor 50, S Williams 33, E Chgumbura 35, Mohammad Irfan 4-30, Wahab Riaz 4-45)
  • World Cup
    UAE (0) lost to India (2) by 9 wickets.
    WACA, Perth, 28 February.
    UAE 102 (31.3 overs, Shainman Anwar 35, R Ashwin 4-25, UT Yadav 2-15, R Jadeja 2-23)
    India 104-1 (18.5 overs, R Sharma 57*, V Kohli 33)
  • World Cup
    South Africa (2) beat West Indies (0) by 257 runs.
    Sydney Cricket Ground, 27 February.
    South Africa 408-5 (50.0 overs, AB de Villiers 162*, HM Amla 65, F du Plessis 62, AD Russell 2-74)
    West Indies 151 (33.1 overs, J Holder 56, D Smith 31, Imran Tahir 5-45, M Morkel 2-23, K Abbott 2-37)
  • World Cup
    West Indies (2) beat Zimbabwe (0) by 73 runs (DLS).
    Manuka Oval, Canberra, 24 February.
    West Indies 372-2 (50.0 overs, C Gayle 215 (10x4, 16x6), M Samuels 133* (11x4, 3x6))
    Zimbabwe 289 (44.3 overs, S Williams 79, C Ervine 52, B Taylor 37, J Taylor 3-38, J Holder 3-48, C Gayle 2-35)
    DLS: Zimbabwe target 363 to win in 48 overs
  • World Cup
    India (2) beat South Africa (0) by 130 runs.
    Melbourne Cricket Ground, 22 February.
    India 307-7 (50.0 overs, S Dhawan 137, AM Rahane 79, V Kohli 46, M Morkel 2-59)
    South Africa 177 (40.2 overs, F du Plessis 55, AB de Villiers 30, R Ashwan 3-41, Mohammad Shami 2-30, MM Sharma 2-31)
  • World Cup
    West Indies (2) beat Pakistan (0) by 150 runs.
    Hagley Oval, Christchurch, 21 February.
    West Indies 310-6 (50.0 overs, D Ramdin 51, L Simmons 50, D Brav0 49*, Haris Sohail 2-62)
    Pakistan 160 (39.0 overs, Sohaib Maqsood 50, Umar Akmal 59, Shahid Afridi 28, J Taylor 3-15, A Russell 3-33, S Benn 2-39)
  • World Cup
    UAE (0) lost to Zimbabwe (2) by 4 wickets.
    Saxton Oval, Nelson,New Zealand, 19 February.
    UAE 285-7 (50.0 overs, Shainman Anwar 67, Khurram Khan 45, Krishna Chandran 34, TL Chatara 3-42, S Mire 2-39, S Williams 2-43)
    Zimbabwe 286-6 (48.0 overs, S Williams 76*, B Taylor 47, Sikander Raza 46, Mohammad Taukir 2-51)
  • World Cup
    South Africa (2) beat Zimbabwe (0) by 62 runs.
    Seddon Park, Hamilton, 15 February.
    South Africa 339-4 (50.0 overs, D Miller 138*, JP Duminy 115*)
    Zimbabwe 277 (48.2 overs, H Masakadza 80, CJ Chibhabha 64, B Taylor 40, I Taylor 3-36, V Philander 2-30, M Morkel 2 -49)
  • World Cup
    India (2) beat Pakistan (0) by 76 runs.
    Adelaide Oval , 15 February.
    India 300-7 (50.0 overs, V Kohli 107, S Raina 74, S Dhawan 73, Sohail Khan 5-55)
    Pakistan 224 (5.0 overs, Misbah-ul-Haq 76, Ahmed Shehzad 47, Haris Sohail 36, Mohammad Shami 4-35, UT Yadav 2-50, MM Sharma 2-35)
  • World Cup
    South Africa (2) beat UAE (0) by 146 runs.
    Westpac Stadium, Wellington, 12 February.
    South Africa 341-6 (50.0 overs, AB de Villiers 99, F Behardien 64, DA Miller 49, Mohammad Naveed 3-63)
    UAE 195 (47.3 overs, SP Patil 57, Shainmar Anwar 39, AB de Villeers 2-15, M Morkel 2-23, VD Philander 2-34)
Reports & Articles
Ireland World Cup player ratings
With Ireland exiting the World Cup on Sunday, following the seven-wickets defeat to Pakistan, CricketEurope evaluates each player's performance and awards a mark out of 10, judged against a world-class standard.
Irish World Cup dream over
IRELAND'S World Cup dream fell at the final fence, but they can feel proud of a performance that at times rattled the giants of the game.
Ireland have cause to celebrate despite defeat
THE party went long into the night in Adelaide and while the Ireland team may not have been celebrating a place in the quarter-finals, they had every right to toast a successful tournament.
Porterfield blasts ICC myopia
Ireland captain William Porterfield has once more attacked the International Cricket Council's decision to cut the number of teams at the next World Cup.
End of the road for O'Brien?
It's all over for this team in this World Cup and, in all likelihood, it's all over for me in the World Cup competition itself.
Winning friends and influencing people
WHATEVER the result of Ireland's last game in Pool B, this Cricket World Cup campaign has been arguably their most successful yet.
Porterfield confident ahead of Pakistan clash
William Porterfield was in ebullient mood ahead of Ireland clash with Pakistan.
Stakes high for Ireland
IRELAND step out onto the Adelaide Oval for yet another of those biggest-in-our-cricket-history matches.
O'Briens to the fore
If Ireland manage to beat Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval and qualify for the World Cup quarter-finals, it's a fair bet that one of the O'Brien brothers will be in contention for the man-of-the-match award.
Ireland bow out of World Cup despite Porterfield hundred
Ireland's hopes of qualifying for the World Cup quarter- finals came unstuck in Adelaide on Sunday as Phil Simmons' charges fell to a 7-wicket defeat against Pakistan.
Ireland deserve better
At some stage over the next few weeks ICC is going to break its silence over the furore about the 2019 ten team World Cup.
McBrine confident ahead of Pakistan clash
Spin bowler Andy McBrine insists Ireland will go into Sunday's game with Pakistan full of confidence despite coming in off the back of a heavy loss to India.
Super Sunday showdown for Ireland
And so to Adelaide for Ireland's final Pool B game against Pakistan, our own Super Sunday if you like as two of the remaining quarter-final berths will be decided between Ireland, Pakistan and the West Indies.
All to play for as Ireland face Pakistan
Ireland's cricketers trained at the Adelaide Oval on Friday in preparation for Sunday's crucial winner-takes-all game against Pakistan - their final Pool B encounter of the 2015 World Cup.
Mommsen reflects on Australia defeat
Transcript of the press conference with Preston Mommsen after the Australia match.
Scotland blown away by Australia
Australia defeated Scotland by seven wickets in a rain interrupted match at Bellerive Oval.
Sir Alex looking to bow out on high
Roy Torrens doesn't expect Sunday to be his last game in charge of the Ireland squad - he's planning to retire on the high of a World Cup quarter-final.
Scotland looking to finish on a high note
Transcript of the Preston Mommsen press conference before the Australia match.
Ireland upbeat ahead of Pakistan clash
There's four teams battling for the final three places. The fact that we're one of those four going into the final stages is the reason why the mood is still good.
Taylor apologises to Mooney
Zimbabwe wicketkeeper Brendan Taylor has offered his apologies to John Mooney after the Ireland all-rounder was the subject of an "unacceptable article".
Ireland fate still in own hands
IRELAND'S cricketers World Cup hopes are still on the rails despite an eight-wicket mauling by India.
Ireland fury over Mooney attack
IRELAND'S cricketers were reported to be ìangryî at a vicious personal attack on player John Mooney at the Cricket World Cup.
Mommsen calls for Scotland to learn from Sri Lanka
Preston Mommsen has called on Scotland to learn from streetwise Sri Lanka after their World Cup win drought continued in Hobart.
Coetzer disappointed with Sri Lanka result
Transcript of the press conference with Kyle Coetzer following Scotland's defeat to Sri Lanka.
Haq sent home from World Cup
Majid Haq has been sent home from the World Cup after twitter post.
India too strong for Ireland
India took apart a diligent but limited Ireland attack to sweep to an untroubled eight-wicket victory and confirm they will top Pool B.
Record breaking Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara hit his fourth consecutive ODI century as Sri Lanka defeated Scotland by 148 runs.
Preview: Ireland vs Pakistan
Stats, facts, and summaries ahead of Sunday's crunch match
Time for ICC to do the right thing
PERHAPS it needs Bob Geldof to storm into the ICC offices in Dubai, slam his fist on the table and demand: "Give us your ******* Test status!"
Porterfield laments missed opportunities
William Porterfield post match press conference after India beat Ireland by 8 wickets.
Ireland out-gunned by India
Ireland suffered their second defeat from five games when they came up well short against the current world champions, India.
Sri Lanka match Press Conference
Transcript of the press conference with Preston Mommsen prior to the Sri Lanka match.
Scotland can handle Malinga
Gordon Drummond believes Scotland can give Sri Lanka a fright ñ providing they repel one of the world's most dangerous bowlers.
Ireland face daunting Indian challenge
Ireland are one point away from a certain place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup but no-one is expecting them to gain it in Hamilton when they take on the world champions, India.
Balbirnie relishing Indian challenge
ANDY BALBIRNIE has announced his arrival as an international batsman with two half-centuries in the past week.
Preview: Ireland vs India
Victory over India would secure qualification for the quarter-finals; here's the background.
Ireland should carry government health warning
After cutting it fine against the UAE, our coach Phil Simmons said he was getting too old for those sort of games. But us being us, we managed to make this win even more nerve-wracking.
Ice cold in Alex
Brainless bowling, sloppy fielding, a controversial catch and panic-stricken batting abounded as the margins between Ireland and Zimbabwe narrowed. But Alex Cusack is blessed with the coolest brain and nerve in Irish cricket and he had the ball in his hand.
Joyce, Balbirnie and Cusack star
Ed Joyce hit 112 as Ireland beat Zimbabwe by five runs after Alex Cusack grabbed two final-over wickets to bowl out Zimbabwe for 326 in their World Cup Group B clash in Hobart.
Simmons praises Ireland players' hearts of steel
Ireland coach Phil Simmons admitted to a few nerves as his side scraped home against Zimbabwe but praised his players' 'hearts of steel' in securing their crucial World Cup Group B win.
Special birthday gift for Maureen Joyce
Ed Joyce has given a birthday gift to her mother by scoring a century and also winning the Man of the Match award in the World Cup match against Zimbabwe on Saturday.
Ireland edge out Zimbabwe in thriller
Ireland recorded a nail-biting win over Zimbabwe at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Saturday and in the process gave themselves a wonderful chance of qualifying for the quarter finals of this year's World Cup.
Ireland wary of Zimbabwe threat
Paul Stirling has warned his Ireland team-mates that Zimbabwe will still be a major threat despite the loss of their influential captain Elton Chigumbura.
Mommsen believes Scotland can bounce back
Preston Mommsen believes Scotland can bounce back from another heart-breaking defeat to end their World Cup campaign in style.
Young in frame to face Zimbabwe
Ireland coach Phil Simmons yesterday gave the simplest of explanations as to why Craig Young has not bowled a ball in the World Cup so far - other bowlers have been bowling better.
Chasing down a dream
WITH a World Cup coming down with batting records, Ireland's bowling attack isn't the only one to come under huge pressure.
Simmons hoping for home advantage against Zimbabwe
PHIL SIMMONS is counting on 'home advantage' for Ireland's crucial World Cup match against Zimbabwe in Hobart after conducting a first training session at the Bellerive Oval in cold and blustery conditions.
Crunch clash for Ireland against Zimbabwe
It is regularly said that Ireland's next match is the most important in its history. Sometimes it is but most often it is anything but. However Saturday's match against Zimbabwe falls firmly into the former category.
Coetzer heroics in vain
Kyle Coetzer hit 156 the highest score by a Scottish batsman at the World Cup but Bangladesh ran out winners by six wickets.
Mommsen reflects on the Bangladesh match
Transcript of the Preston Mommsen press conference after the Bangladesh match.
Hard day at the office
It's never easy to sit down in a dressing room and find positives when you've been beaten by 200 runs but we know we came up against one of the best sides in the world
Scalp Hunter McBrine Bags a Fine South African Brace
Andrew McBrine is hoping Ireland bounce back strong after today's defeat to a very strong South African outfit.
Balbirnie battles bravely
Andrew Balbirnie was happy with his innings against one of the World Cup favourites South Africa.
Preview: Ireland vs Zimbabwe
A look ahead to the vitally important group match against Zimbabwe.
Preston Mommsen press conference
Preston Mommsen press conference before the Bangladesh match where Scotland expect to face a trial by spin.
Chigumbura huge doubt for Irish clash
Zimbabwe have suffered a huge blow ahead of Saturday's Cricket World Cup clash against Ireland, with captain Elton Chigumbura apparently ruled out due to injury.
Ireland crushed by South Africa
Ireland have suffered a big defeat at the hands of South Africa, who battled past the 400-run mark for the second successive match and put one foot in the Cricket World Cup quarter-finals.
Lack of Irish firepower comes home to roost
Irish bowling found wanting as South Africa pile on the runs in heavy loss.
Porterfield looking for Ireland to remain strong
William Porterfield answers the media after a heavy defeat by South Africa.
O'Brien set to break Irish caps record
One of the men who will be expected to step up is Kevin O'Brien, for so long the baby of the Irish side but who will make his 232nd appearance, a new Irish record.
Balbirnie returns to happy hunting ground
ANDY BALBIRNIE knows that, but for one stroke of good luck, he could be sitting at home in Dublin watching the World Cup on TV instead of preparing to meet the might of South Africa in Canberra.
De Villiers looms large for Ireland
WILLIAM Porterfield has no recollection of the catch he took to dismiss AB de Villiers in Guyana eight years ago. But he will be desperately hoping for a repeat when the sides meet.
Ireland face daunting challenge against South Africa
Having won matches against the West Indies and the UAE in the space of 15 days, the games will now come thick and fast for Ireland.
South Africa too strong for Ireland
IRELAND succumbed to their first defeat at this year's World Cup when they lost to a strong South African side at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.
Preview: Ireland vs South Africa
All the salient stats ahead of Ireland's third group match
Simmons happy with Ireland preparations
Irish Coach Phil Simmons is happy with the way preparations have gone for Ireland's huge World Cup encounter with South Africa.
Mooney upbeat ahead of South African test
As they prepare for their toughest encounter yet in World Cup 2015, Ireland's John Mooney says Ireland need to concentrate on getting their plans right and not worry too much about the opposition.
Porterfield relishing South African challenge
Irish Captain William Porterfield is looking forward to catching up with his Mentor and Ireland's former Coach Adi Birrell when Ireland square up to the mighty South Africans.
Ireland move up world rankings
A fantastic start to the World Cup has seen Ireland move above Afghanistan in the ICC rankings ahead of Tuesday's high-profile encounter against South Africa in Canberra.
Birrell not underestimating Ireland
It was Birrell, now Assistant Coach of South Africa, who took Ireland to the promised land when, three years after taking over as National Coach, he led them to the final of the 2005 ICC Trophy and qualification for the World Cup finals two years later.
Irish seamers must rise to the occasion
THE Irish players were out to dinner in Canberra on Friday evening when the texts and tweets started to come in. Someone checked an online scorecard and blinked. 'AB de Villiers, not out 94, 49 balls'.
De Villiers blitz puts Ireland on full alert
If Ireland needed an incentive to focus on the one area that has been mis-firing for them so far, it was provided by AB de Villiers smashing an astonishing 162 not out from 66 balls against the West Indies in Sydney.
Mooney hopes helmet design saves lives
JOHN MOONEY has designed an attachment to his batting helmet, protecting the neck at the back and side of the head, that could save lives in the aftermath of the Philip Hughes tragedy.
Home comforts help Cusack
ALEX CUSACK has been central to many of Ireland's recent triumphs but few would have given him as much pleasure as watching from the other end as George Dockrell hit the winning runs on Wednesday night, just a few minutes' drive from where he grew up in Brisbane.
Simmons seeks improvement
The Ireland squad were given the day off in Canberra after a second straight win at the World Cup but National Coach Phil Simmons admits there is plenty of work ahead for the bowlers.
ICC paying lip service to Associate cricket
But it's not just this year's competition on Joyce's mind. He is furious at the International Cricket Council, the governing body of the sport, with its decision to make qualification for the next competition so much trickier.
Moles delighted with the win
Former Scotland coach Andy Moles refused to gloat after Afghanistan inflicted a heart-breaking defeat on his old team.
Scotland fined for slow over-rate in Dunedin
Scotland has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its Pool A match against Afghanistan at Dunedin.
Chance to challenge ICC as Ireland chase quarter final berth
Players, backroom team and supporters will have had time to take stock after Ireland's brilliant start to WC2015 and no doubt there will be plenty of food for thought ahead of Tuesday's huge test against South Africa.
Preston Mommsen press conference
Preston Mommsen reflects on the one wicket loss to Afghanistan.
Dockrell delivers as Ireland scrape narrow win
GEORGE Dockrell was Ireland's unlikely hero with the bat as they made it two wins out of two to consolidate third place in Group B at the World Cup and keep them on course for place in the quarter-finals.
Ireland get out of jail
Niall O'Brien says Ireland got out of jail against the UAE as they made it two wins from two at the Cricket World Cup.
Ireland survive UAE scare
THE bottom line of two World Cup points was achieved, but Ireland nearly messed it up in a thriller against UAE.
Porterfield happy to get over the line
Skipper William Porterfield reflects on a narrow two wicket win over the UAE.
We need to talk about Kevin
We need to talk about Kevin - again. Well, not just my brother Kevin obviously, but hitting 50 off 25 balls changed the momentum of the game and, along with Gary Wilson, they turned an awkward situation into a win.
O'Brien blitz rescues Ireland
Kevin O'Brien revived memories of THAT innings four years ago as his broad bat again rescued Ireland from a tricky situation with a barrage of fours and sixes to set up a nerve-tingling two-wicket World Cup victory over the United Arab Emirates at the Gabba.
Scotland lose to Afghanistan in last over
Scotland fought all the way against Afghanistan as the match swung one way then the other only to fall short in the final over.
Simmons praises Irish batting strength
Ireland's Coach Phil Simmons was a relieved man following a thrilling two wicket victory of a gallant UAE team in Brisbane.
Swashbuckling O'Brien steadies the ship
Ireland's Master Blaster, Kevin O'Brien rediscovered his mojo today when it was most needed.
Dockrell delivers in the heat of battle
As he so often does with the ball, Dockrell delivered with the bat this time, helping to steer his side home to a 2 wicket victory with 4 balls to spare.
Simmons hat in the ring for West Indies post
Ireland coach Phil Simmons was interviewed for the job of West Indies coach in January, the Irish Daily Star can reveal.
Lull hasn't affected Irish focus
The long wait is almost over and Ireland, finally, get the chance to make it two wins out of two when they face the United Arab Emirates at the Gabba in Brisbane.
Brewing up a storm ahead of UAE clash
At home, there's nothing strange about being stuck indoors in February because of high winds and torrential rain, but it's not the sort of thing you expect to be dealing with during the Australian summer.
Dockrell aiming for Gabba glee
George Dockrell has never lost to the United Arab Emirates - and neither have any of his team-mates - but Ireland are well aware that familiarity and complacency could be the biggest dangers.
Scotland Press Conference
Transcript of Preston Mommsen's press conference before the Afghanistan match.
Ireland edge out UAE in tense finish
Ireland made it two wins from two games at the start of their Group B campaign with a thrilling victory over the United Arab Emirates at the Gabba on Wednesday.
No complacency from Simmons
No Irish Complacency As Simmons Puts Ireland Through Tough Preparation for UAE Encounter.
Porterfield wary of UAE threat
Porterfield Says Ireland Expecting and Preparing for a Very Tough World Cup Encounter from UAE at the Gabba.
Scotland will bounce back from England defeat
PaulCollingwood believes Scotland will shake-off the disappointment of defeat against England to target a first-ever World Cup when they face Afghanistan later this week.
Cusack relishing homecoming
Cusack's Clonmel-born father will be at the Gabba on Wednesday and hopes his son can force his way back into the starting XI.
Dockrell hails Irish spirit
George Dockrell believes that the attitude of the current squad is the best he has ever seen and the Dubliner is confident that Ireland will account for the UAE in Wednesday's Cricket World Cup clash at the Gabba.
Tendulkar backs expanded World Cup
The pressure continues to mount on cricket's governing body following the ICC's decision to reduce the next World Cup to 10 teams - and none other than Sachin Tendulkar has added his massive influence to the argument.
Ireland looking to go top
Ireland could go top of World Cup Pool B with a big win against the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday ñ but the ëBoys in Green' are perhaps a little further from qualifying for the quarter-finals after the weekend matches.
Scotland lose to England
It was billed as the best chance they have ever had, and might ever have. Perhaps that will prove true. Perhaps Scotland will never defeat England in a meaningful cricket match. But this is not an easy thing to do.
Wilson puts Ireland first
Gary Wilson gave up the chance to retain the captaincy of Surrey because he did not want to miss an Ireland match.
Everton Weekes not shocked by Irish triumph
From the man in the street to elder statesman Sir Everton Weekes there is widespread recognition that Ireland is a formidable opponent these days and competes on the same level.
O'Brien looking to top charts again
NIALL O'Brien is Ireland's most experienced tourist and he has a simple goal at this World Cup. He wants to be the leading run-scorer for a third successive tournament.
Ireland continue to shame fat cats
Perhaps one day they'll erect a monument to the Irish cricketers who kept taking on and beating the best teams in the world.
The reluctant hero
Ireland opening batsman Paul Stirling is not one of those. He is a cricketing Paul Scholes, wary of press attention, uncomfortable with the formality of the interview process, and cautious with his words.
Ireland dreaming of further glory
THE Irish team are still dreaming of greater things after their win against West Indies.
Abject England puts pressure on ICC over World Cup reduction
The chortling could be heard from Brisbane to Balrothery -another World Cup group game between two 'full members' of the ICC and another hopeless mismatch.
Ireland step it up for next challenge
The Ireland squad were forced indoors as they resumed training ahead of their second World Cup Group B game against UAE next Wednesday.
Scotland Press Conference
Transcript of the Preston Mommsen and Grant Bradburn press conference before the England match.
Preview: Ireland vs UAE
Facts, form, and statistics as Ireland prepare to play the UAE
Bullish Balbirnie relishing World Cup experience
Ireland young gun Andrew Balbirnie said he revelled in the team's remarkable win over the West Indies, but insists they must now focus on the task ahead against the UAE next Wednesday.
Ireland braced for storm
Ireland are refusing to have their World Cup plans blown off course either by inclement weather or by reports linking Phil Simmons with a return home to coach the West Indies.
Mott impressed with Irish depth
Experienced Irish Batting Coach Matthew Mott Impressed With Batting Depth as Ireland Head to Brisbane for UAE Clash.
ICC bias angers McCallan
Kyle McCallan, the former Ireland international and record cap holder, is the latest to go on the attack against the International Cricket Council's treatment of Ireland.
It's a small world
Cricket Ireland President Joe Doherty will undoubtedly have enjoyed the first leg of his World Cup journey following Ireland's win over the West Indies.
Saved by the bell
Phil and Lendl Simmons' family rivalry was not the only one at the Ireland versus West Indies game at the Saxton Oval in Nelson earlier this week
Brewing up a storm
Brisbane was bracing itself for the arrival of Cyclone Marcia, just hours before the Ireland cricket squad arrive in the city.
McCarter on World Cup stand-by
Graeme McCarter has travelled to Australia to provide stand-by support for the Ireland team currently participating in the World Cup.
Cross closing in on record
Record-breaking Matthew Cross is on course to be Scotland's most successful wicket-keeper of all time.
McCallan slams ICC
Kyle McCallan slams ICC and says Eoin Morgan can't play with freedom for England.
Simmons on West Indies radar?
THE next time Ireland face West Indies, National Coach Phil Simmons could be in charge of the opposition.
Niall O'Brien tour diary 1
It's a fantastic achievement to chase 300 runs in any game and to do it three times at the World Cup is absolutely brilliant for the boys to be involved with.
Day to remember for Ireland
What a day, another great win for Ireland in a World Cup but this one was slightly different. It was our best win by far. I'm talking about how we dominated the game for 75 of the 95 overs that were bowled.
Preston Mommsen Press Conference
Transcript of Preston Mommsen's press conference after the New Zealand match.
Preston Mommsen reflects on the NZ loss
Simmering Scotland must come to the boil if they are to bounce back from defeat at the hands of New Zealand to upset England in next week's World Cup encounter in Christchurch.
That's my boy!
Brian Stirling saw his son Paul Stirling being out to Khan the first ball in the 2011 World Cup in India.
Scotland lose to New Zealand
Scotland recovered from a disastrous start to give tournament Hosts New Zealand a scare before going down by three wickets.
Ireland deliver yet again
After he hit the winning runs against England in Bangalore, Johnny Mooney hurled his bat high in the air and screamed as his teammates charged on to celebrate.
Not a shock any more
It wasn't a shock. It really wasn't. When John Mooney hit the winning runs the earth failed to move as it had seemed to four years ago in Bangalore when a similar boundary beat England.
Ireland's love affair with World Cup continues
Ireland's love affair with the World Cup is alive and well. It took the class of 2015 just one match to promote themselves to one of the favourites for a quarter final place alongside the elite of the game.
Ireland announce themselves on world stage yet again
As the winning boundary from John Mooney's bat crossed the rope the camera cut to a shot of the Ireland dressing room area. Unlike the scenes of unbridled joy in Bangalore in 2011this time there were merely congratulatory smiles, pats on the pack and the occasional hug.
Confident Ireland too strong for West Indies
Following Ireland's stunning victory over two times World Cup winners the West Indies, Newstalk's latest recruit Pat Kenny talks to one of Ireland's newest recruits Andrew Balbirnie.
Ireland in good cheer
Morning Ireland's Gavin Jennings talks to RTE Sport's John Kenny who was in Nelson, New Zealand for Ireland's excellent World Cup victory over the West Indies.
Scotland lose opening World Cup match
Jon Coates reflects on Scotland's four wicket defeat to New Zealand.
Ireland positivity delights Simmons
Ireland's Coach Phil Simmons says Ireland excited him with the brand of positive cricket they played.
First box ticked for Porterfield
One down, five to go for Porterfield as Ireland beat West Indies.
Clean hitting O'Brien takes Ireland home
Niall O'Brien delighted with Irish win but looking ahead to rest of competition.
Sensational win for Ireland over West Indies
Ireland chase West Indies' 304 to win by 4 wickets with 25 balls to spare.
New Scotland strip for World Cup
Cricket Scotland debuts new kit at ICC Cricket World Cup.
Wardlaw looks to follow Blain
Ambitious Iain Wardlaw is aiming to become one of the stars of the World Cup ñ just like his mentor John Blain.
Gardiner looks to grasp the opportunity
Hamish Gardiner believes the World Cup can open the door to county cricket for Scotland's home-based stars.
George Salmond tells Scotland to relish the moment
The man who led Scotland into their first World Cup has told the current squad to savour every moment of the experience in New Zealand and Australia during the next month.
Ireland in good place
Captain William Porterfield says both he and the Ireland squad are in a ëgood place' going into their World Cup opener here against West Indies
Let battle commence
Ireland and West Indies too are pitted together tonight in a game that is already crucial for both sides, and with added spice for Ireland coach Phil Simmons.
From Yeovil to Real Madrid in 48 hrs
It's a short distance from a slap on the back and a kick up the backside
Ireland ready to take on the world
When Ireland take the field against the West Indies in their first match, they will be cheered on by more than the handful of green-onsied or leprechaun-costumed travelling fans in the 6,000 crowd at Nelson.
Crucial opener for Ireland
Ireland kick off their World Cup tomorrow night in Nelson, a game that will be crucial to their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals.
Family affair for Mooney
This is John Mooney's third World Cup. In 2007 he soloed the ball in tribute to his pals back in Man O'War GAA club. In 2011 he smashed the winning runs against England.
Ireland look to shake world again
EIGHT years after Ireland made their mark on the world stage with victory over Pakistan at the World Cup,
William Porterfield leads the class of 2015 into the opening match of their seventh global event.
Wilson hoping Ireland peaking at right time
With the first match in World Cup 2015 looming large Ireland's Gary Wilson is looking forward to Ireland peaking at the right time.
Scotland push West Indies all the way
Scotland's tense three-run defeat to the West Indies may be seen as a missed opportunity to claim a big-name scalp but Grant Bradburn's side will have a spring in their step as they enter the World Cup fray next week.
Sorensen relishing comeback opportunity
Sorensen took his omission well, and worked hard when brought to Dubai for pre-World Cup training as a net bowler. It was there in the desert that he learned of his reprieve because of Tim Murtagh's injury.
Motivated Mooney gets Ireland back on track
Fingal warrior John Mooney produces great display as Ireland win in Sydney.
Confident Balbirnie continues to soar
One of Ireland's rising talents Andrew Balbirnie showed today why he's so highly thought of by those who know a thing or two about this great game of cricket.
McBrine continues to impress
Andrew McBrine has made an impressive start to the tour.
Balbirnie stars as Ireland beat Bangladesh
Ireland put Tuesday's disappointing defeat to Scotland well and truly behind them in Sydney when William Porterfield's men recorded an impressive four wicket win over Bangladesh at Blacktown.
Scotland just fall short against the West Indies.
Scotland fell tantalisingly short of their target against the West Indies losing by three runs in a high scoring match at the SCG.
Preview: Ireland v West Indies
Stats, facts, and form ahead of this Sunday's match against the West Indies
World Cup opener key to sucess
IT'S hard to underplay the significance of Ireland's opening fixture in the ICC Cricket World Cup next Sunday night.
Ireland thrashed by Scotland
IRELAND suffered a serious setback to their World Cup plans when they went down by 179 runs to Scotland in Sydney.
Ireland lose heavily to Scotland
Ireland's official World Cup warm-up programme got off to the worst possible start in Blacktown as William Porterfield's men were on the wrong end of a comprehensive defeat by old adversaries Scotland.
Ireland slump to heavy loss
No excuses from Porterfield as Ireland fall to embarrassing 179 run defeat to Scotland in World Cup warm-up match.
Scotland thrash Ireland
Scotland comprehensively defeat Ireland by 179 runs in their first official ICC World Cup warm-up match.
Porterfield bemoans lack of cricketing opportunities
THE next eight days will be crucial for Irish cricket - on and off the field.
Brett Lee works with Irish bowlers
Brett Lee has joined up with the Irish squad this week for some sessions with the Bowling Unit. Vastly experienced in the Antipodean conditions, Lee should be a fountain of knowledge for the Irish attack.
Young eager to learn from Lee
Ireland opening bowler Craig Young on the opportunity to work with Brett Lee and the chance to bowl against Chris Gayle.
Preston Mommsen press conference
Transcript of Preston Mommsen's press conference which was held in Sydney as he previews Scotland's chances in the World Cup.
The World Second XI
On the eve of the last ICC World Cup to feature four Associate teams, the timing could hardly be better to launch a book about cricket's Second XI, the countries destined to be forever on the outside with little prospect of joining the ICC's elite.
President upbeat ahead of World Cup
Having served both the North West and the parent body with great distinction over the past couple of decades Joe Doherty is an ideal figurehead to represent Ireland during this tournament.
Ireland lose warm-up against Randwick Petersham
Ireland slumped to a five wicket loss against Sydney based Randwick Petersham in their 50 over friendly at a sun drenched Coogee Oval.
No excuses from Porterfield in lacklustre display
William Porterfield's reaction to Ireland's defeat by Sydney grade side Randwick and Petersham.
MacLeod stars as Scotland win first warm up match
Calum Macleod hit 129* as Scotland defeat St George by eight wickets at the start to the build up to their World Cup campaign.
Brett Lee to help Ireland
BRETT LEE will aid Ireland's World Cup preparations after agreeing a short-term deal with Cricket Ireland to act as their bowling coach during the warm-up period in Sydney.
Brett Lee to help Ireland World Cup preparations
Brett Lee will aid Ireland's World Cup preparations after agreeing a short-term deal with Cricket Ireland to act as their bowling coach during the warm-up period in Sydney.
Gary Wilson World Cup Diary (2)
We are staying in a suburb to the South East of the city called Coogee. It's fairly safe to say that there are worse places we could be. The cricket ground is literally a stone's throw from both the hotel and the beach.
Ireland take on Randwick Petersham
Ten days before Ireland play their first match at the World Cup finals, they get their first taste of action Down Under tomorrow when they face leading Sydney Grade side Randwick Petersham.
Ireland World Cup profile
On the 16th of February Ireland's third successive 50 over World Cup campaign will get under way against West Indies in the New Zealand South Island city of Nelson.
Ireland well placed for further glory
Coming off the field at the Kensington Oval having been annihilated by Australia in 2007, senior members of Ireland's playing staff commented that the opposition were of ìa level I've never experienced before.î
Ireland boosted by Junaid Khan withdrawal
Ireland have been given a further World Cup boost with the news that Pakistan left-arm quick bowler Junaid Khan has been ruled out of the competition because of a hamstring injury.
Scotland depart for the World Cup
Scotland have flown out to Australia to start their World Cup campaign.
Craig ready to lead World Cup assault
The decks have now been cleared and following a short, well earned break for the management and players last week, the Ireland cricket squad landed in Australia yesterday as World Cup work began in earnest.
Meet the Ireland World Cup squad
In his column for the News Letter, Ireland wicket-keeper Gary Wilson gives the run-down on the Irish World Cup players and backroom staff.
World Cup Briefs
West Indies call up Miller, rankings mountain for Ireland, and umpire appointments for Ireland's matches.
World Cup qualification boost for Ireland
Ireland's bid to make their mark on the ICC Cricket World Cup next month has been given a boost ñ by getting the chance to qualify for the next one.
Scotland players meet the First Minister
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has offered Scotland's cricket team her full support as they embark upon their 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup campaign.
Calum MacLeod interview
Calum MacLeod looks forward to the ICC World Cup.
Joyce upbeat on Ireland hopes
Batsman Ed Joyce is upbeat on Ireland's chances of putting in a good showing at the upcoming Cricket World Cup and making it through the initial group stage and into the knockout rounds.
Ireland dressed for success
It was the new playing strip which attracted most of the attention at the sponsorship announcement in Dublin.
Tourism Ireland to sponsor Ireland at World Cup
Tourism Ireland will be Ireland's team sponsor for the ICC World Cup which gets under way in Australia and New Zealand next month.
Collingwood reflects on his World Cup experiences
Scotland's Specialist Coach Paul Collingwood looks back on his World Cup experiences.
Phil Simmons looks forward to the World Cup
Ireland excited about the challenges of World Cup and the following tournaments.
World Cup heartbreak for Murtagh
IRELAND bowler Tim Murtagh's World Cup dream ended yesterday when he was ruled out with a foot fracture.
Reprieve for Sorensen
MAX Sorensen, the most controversial omission from Ireland's World Cup squad, will be involved in the Finals in Australia and New Zealand after all.
Johnston on World Cup memories
Former Irish captain reflects on past World Cup glories with Ireland.
Sorensen replaces Murtagh in World Cup squad
Stress fracture in his right foot rules Tim Murtagh out of World Cup. The Hills' Max Sorensen replaces him in the 15 man squad.
Murtagh ruled out with stress fracture
Event Technical Committee of ICC has approved Max Sorensen as a replacement player for Tim Murtagh in Ireland's squad for the tournament, which starts on 14 February.
Scotland World Cup squad announced
Cricket Scotland's selectors have named their final squad of 15 players to compete in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup in New Zealand and Australia.
Ireland opt for tried and trusted
After an injury-free 25 days, Ireland have confirmed that the squad currently in Dubai preparing for four one-day internationals against Scotland and Afghanistan will be the 15 for the World Cup, starting next month.
Simmons springs no surprises
The squad is the same as that touring Dubai for four ODIs against Afghanistan and Scotland next week.
Ireland World Cup squad confirmed
There are no changes to the 15 players named last month for the training camp and tri-series in Dubai against Afghanistan and Scotland.
Associates can cause upsets at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
Paul Collingwood reflects on satisfaction of having coached Scotland to ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier win and what it's like working with team as an Englishman.
Associates can cause World Cup upsets
Paul Collingwood believes the Associate nations can cause further upsets at the World Cup.
Audio Interviews
Ireland v Pakistan
Ireland v India
Ireland v Zimbabwe
Ireland v South Africa
Ireland v UAE
Ireland v West Indies
World Cup warm up games
Pre-tournament interviews
Squads
India flag India
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain)
  • Virat Kohli (vice-captain)
  • Ajinkya Rahane
  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Stuart Binny
  • Suresh Raina
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Ambati Rayudu
  • Axar Patel
  • Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Umesh Yadav
  • Ishant Sharma
Ireland flag Ireland
  • W Porterfield (captain)
  • A Balbirnie
  • P Chase
  • A Cusack
  • G Dockrell
  • E Joyce
  • A McBrine
  • J Mooney
  • K O'Brien
  • N O'Brien
  • M Sorensen
  • P Stirling
  • S Thompson
  • G Wilson
  • C Young
Pakistan flag Pakistan
  • Misbah-ul-Haq (captain)
  • Ahmed Shehzad
  • Younis Khan
  • Mohammad Hafeez
  • Haris Sohail
  • Sarfraz Ahmed
  • Umar Akmal
  • Sohaib Maqsood
  • Shahid Afridi
  • Yasir Shah
  • Mohammad Irfan
  • Junaid Khan
  • Ehsan Adil
  • Sohail Khan
  • Wahab Riaz
South Africa flag South Africa
  • AB de Villiers (captain)
  • Hashim Amla (vice-captain)
  • Kyle Abbott
  • Farhaan Behardien
  • Quinton de Kock
  • JP Duminy
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Imran Tahir
  • David Miller
  • Morne Morkel
  • Wayne Parnell
  • Aaron Phangiso
  • Vernon Philander
  • Rilee Rossouw
  • Dale Steyn
West Indies flag West Indies
  • Jason Holder (captain)
  • Marlon Samuels (vice-captain)
  • Chris Gayle
  • Darren Bravo
  • Lendl Simmons
  • Dwayne Smith
  • Andre Russell
  • Darren Sammy
  • Jonathan Carter
  • Denesh Ramdin
  • Sunil Narine
  • Sheldon Cottrell
  • Kemar Roach
  • Jerome Taylor
  • Sulieman Benn.
UAE flag UAE
  • Mohammed Tauqir (captain)
  • Khurram Khan (vice-captain)
  • Swapnil Patil
  • Saqlain Haider
  • Amjad Javed
  • Shaiman Anwar
  • Amjad Ali
  • Nasir Aziz
  • Rohan Mustafa
  • Manjula Guruge
  • Andri Berenger
  • Fahad Al Hashmi
  • Muhammad Naveed
  • Kamran Shahzad
  • K Karate
Zimbabwe flag Zimbabwe
  • Elton Chigumbura (captain)
  • Sikandar Raza
  • Regis Chakabva
  • Tendai Chatara
  • Chamu Chibhabha
  • Craig Ervine
  • Tafadzwa Kamungozi
  • Hamilton Masakadza
  • Stuart Matsikenyeri
  • Solomon Mire
  • Tawanda Mupariwa
  • Tinashe Panyangara
  • Brendan Taylor
  • Prosper Utseya
  • Sean Williams.
Statistics
Highest Individual Scores
Name Date Opposition Ground Runs
1 EC Joyce 07 March Zimbabwe Hobart 112
2 WTS Porterfield 15 March Pakistan Adelaide 107
3 A Balbirnie 07 March Zimbabwe Hobart 97
4 PR Stirling 16 February West Indies Nelson 92
5 EC Joyce 16 February West Indies Nelson 84
6 GC Wilson 25 February UAE Brisbane 80
7 NJ O'Brien 16 February West Indies Nelson 79*
8 NJ O'Brien 10 March India Hamilton 75
9 WTS Porterfield 10 March India Hamilton 67
10 A Balbirnie 03 March South Africa Canberra 58
11 KJ O'Brien 25 February UAE Brisbane 50
12 KJ O'Brien 03 March South Africa Canberra 48

Top Run Aggregates
Name Mts Inn NO Ct St 50s 100s HS Avg Runs
1 WTS Porterfield 6 6 - 5 - 1 1 107 45.83 275
2 EC Joyce 6 6 - 3 - 1 1 112 41.00 246
3 A Balbirnie 6 6 - - - 2 - 97 39.33 236
4 NJ O'Brien 6 6 1 2 - 2 - 79* 39.80 199
5 PR Stirling 6 6 - 2 - 1 - 92 26.50 159
6 GC Wilson 6 6 - 4 - 1 - 80 23.50 141
7 KJ O'Brien 6 6 - 3 - 1 - 50 21.83 131
8 GH Dockrell 6 5 2 2 - - - 25 18.00 54
9 JF Mooney 6 6 2 2 - - - 13 12.75 51
10 MC Sorensen 3 1 - 1 - - - 22 22.00 22
11 AR Cusack 4 4 3 2 - - - 11 19.00 19
12 SR Thompson 2 2 - - - - - 12 7.00 14
13 AR McBrine 3 1 1 - - - - 2* - 2

Top Wicket Takers
Name Mts Overs Maids Runs Wd NB 5I 10M BBowl Econ Avg Wkts
1 AR Cusack 4 37.3 3 172 8 - - - 4-32 4.59 24.57 7
2 KJ O'Brien 6 49.5 - 408 8 - - - 2-61 8.19 68.00 6
3 GH Dockrell 6 48.0 - 288 2 - - - 3-50 6.00 57.60 5
4 JF Mooney 6 45.0 4 285 14 3 - - 2-58 6.33 71.25 4
5 SR Thompson 2 16.0 - 104 7 - - - 2-45 6.50 34.67 3
6 AR McBrine 3 28.0 1 145 - - - - 2-63 5.18 48.33 3
7 MC Sorensen 3 24.0 - 200 7 1 - - 2-60 8.33 66.67 3
8 PR Stirling 6 34.1 - 195 2 1 - - 2-27 5.71 97.50 2

Best Bowling in an Innings
Name Date Opposition Ground Figures
1 AR Cusack 07 March Zimbabwe Hobart 4-32
2 GH Dockrell 16 February West Indies Nelson 3-50
3 PR Stirling 25 February UAE Brisbane 2-27
4 SR Thompson 10 March India Hamilton 2-45
5 AR Cusack 25 February UAE Brisbane 2-54
6 JF Mooney 07 March Zimbabwe Hobart 2-58
7 MC Sorensen 25 February UAE Brisbane 2-60
8 KJ O'Brien 25 February UAE Brisbane 2-61
9 AR McBrine 03 March South Africa Canberra 2-63
10 KJ O'Brien 07 March Zimbabwe Hobart 2-90

Highest Partnerships
Wicket Date Opposition Ground Runs
1 EC Joyce 112 A Balbirnie 97 3 07 March Zimbabwe Hobart 138
2 PR Stirling 92 EC Joyce 84 2 16 February West Indies Nelson 106
3 EC Joyce 84 NJ O'Brien 79 3 16 February West Indies Nelson 96
4 PR Stirling 42 WTS Porterfield 67 1 10 March India Hamilton 89
5 A Balbirnie 58 KJ O'Brien 48 6 03 March South Africa Canberra 81
6 A Balbirnie 30 GC Wilson 80 5 25 February UAE Brisbane 74
7 KJ O'Brien 50 GC Wilson 80 6 25 February UAE Brisbane 72
8 WTS Porterfield 23 PR Stirling 92 1 16 February West Indies Nelson 71
9 EC Joyce 37 WTS Porterfield 37 2 25 February UAE Brisbane 68
10 WTS Porterfield 29 EC Joyce 112 2 07 March Zimbabwe Hobart 63
11 A Balbirnie 24 NJ O'Brien 75 4 10 March India Hamilton 61
12 KJ O'Brien 24 A Balbirnie 97 4 07 March Zimbabwe Hobart 59
13 WTS Porterfield 67 NJ O'Brien 75 3 10 March India Hamilton 53
14 A Balbirnie 18 WTS Porterfield 107 4 15 March Pakistan Adelaide 48
15 WTS Porterfield 107 GC Wilson 29 5 15 March Pakistan Adelaide 48

Wicketkeeping Dismissals
Name Mts Byes Catch Stump Total
1 GC Wilson 6 7 4 - 4

Catches by Fielders
Name Mts Catches
1 WTS Porterfield 6 5
2 EC Joyce 6 3
3 KJ O'Brien 6 3
4 JF Mooney 6 2
5 NJ O'Brien 6 2
6 AR Cusack 4 2
7 PR Stirling 6 2
8 GH Dockrell 6 2
9 MC Sorensen 3 1
Tournament Media Guide
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