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History beckons as Ireland seek another scalp
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History beckons as Ireland seek another scalp

May 4th, 2017 | by admin
Match facts   May 5, 2017 Start time 1100 local (1000 GMT) Big picture A decade has already elapsed since Ireland’s stunning awakening at the 2007 World Cup. Their elimination of Pakistan, and qualification for the...
Murtagh ready to embrace home from home at Lord’s
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Murtagh ready to embrace home from home at Lord’s

May 1st, 2017 | by admin
Ireland may have been waiting a decade for an invite to play England in England, and on the sport’s grandest stage of all, but their cricketers could be forgiven for feeling a touch over-familiar with their surroundings as...
Rankin out of England ODIs; Kevin O’Brien and Stirling return
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Rankin out of England ODIs; Kevin O’Brien and Stirling return

April 18th, 2017 | by admin
Pace bowler Boyd Rankin has been ruled out of Ireland’s two one-day internationals against England next month but Kevin O’Brien and Paul Stirling have recovered from their recent injuries. Rankin, who played one Test,...
Kevin O’Brien 72* helps Ireland draw level
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Kevin O’Brien 72* helps Ireland draw level

March 22nd, 2017 | by admin
Ireland 224 for 7 (Kevin O’Brien 72*, Wilson 41, Nabi 4-30) beat Afghanistan 220 (Shafiqullah 42, Zadran 41*, Nabi 41, K O’Brien 4-26, Mulder 3-57) by three wickets Kevin O’Brien fought a hamstring injury to...
Stirling, Balbirnie keep series alive for Ireland
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Stirling, Balbirnie keep series alive for Ireland

March 19th, 2017 | by admin
Ireland 265 for 4 (Stirling 99, Balbirnie 85*, Dawlat 2-52) beat Afghanistan 264 for 8 (Rashid 56, Naib 51, Shafiqullah 50*, Murtagh 2-49) by six wickets Ireland’s hankering for a resistant middle order was finally...
Nabi, Shahzad demolish Ireland
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Nabi, Shahzad demolish Ireland

January 20th, 2017 | by admin
Afghanistan 75 for 0 (Shahzad 52*) beat Ireland 71 (Nabi 4-10) by ten wickets Afghanistan rubbished any claim that Ireland might pose a threat to the Asian side’s Associate hegemony in limited-overs cricket, bulldozing...
Bowlers, Khawaja lead rout of Ireland
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Bowlers, Khawaja lead rout of Ireland

September 27th, 2016 | by admin
Ireland’s highest score in five meetings against Australia was not enough to even mildly challenge the top-ranked ODI side, who eased to victory with 19.5 overs to spare in a chase of 199. What will sting Ireland most is...
Australia seek fast start in more familiar climes
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Australia seek fast start in more familiar climes

September 26th, 2016 | by admin
Following a Sri Lanka tour that was at times traumatic (the Tests) and at others more encouraging (the ODIs), there is an undoubted sense of anticipation among Australia’s cricketers about playing in more familiar South...
Bavuma unsure about future as opener
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Bavuma unsure about future as opener

September 25th, 2016 | by admin
Temba Bavuma congratulated the selectors for showing faith in his ability to open the batting after he became only the second South African to score a century on debut. However, he has suggested he will continue to view himself...
Joyce 105*, Kevin O’Brien help Ireland level series
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Joyce 105*, Kevin O’Brien help Ireland level series

July 14th, 2016 | by admin
Ed Joyce’s fourth ODI century and Kevin O’Brien’s all-round brilliance combined to give Ireland a six-wicket win over Afghanistan in the third ODI in Belfast. Ireland’s bowlers, led by...