Ireland - Major teams beware of another shock win

Ireland - Major teams beware of another shock win

Dublin, 12 Feb 2011: Preview of Ireland

Predicted win odds: less than 10%

Ireland stunned Pakistan and made the Super 8 round in 2007. William Porterfield leads them this time with Phil Simmons (West Indies) handling the coaching duties. They have a World Cup win-loss record of 2-6, with 1 No Result.

Strengths: Former England international Ed Joyce can play a major role for Ireland. Tall medium fast bowler Boyd Rankin has recovered from a stress fracture in his foot that has sidelined him since July. Ireland field well.

Weaknesses: Lack of bowling depth, especially quality spinners. No great batting firepower down the order.

Ireland World Cup squad: William Porterfield (captain), Andre Botha, Alex Cusack, George Dockrell, Trent Johnston, Nigel Jones, Ed Joyce, John Mooney, Kevin O'Brien, Niall O'Brien, Boyd Rankin, Paul Stirling, Albert van der Merwe, Gary Wilson, Andrew White

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