Ireland at Cricket World Cup Player by Player Analysis
Updated - Jan 5, 2015 7:29 pm
Ireland at Cricket World Cup Player by Player Analysis: Ireland has announced its 15-man squad for the World Cup 2015. The team will be leaded by William Porterfield who has until now played all the World Cups the country has featured in and has also played every game at the World Cup. Ireland play the West Indies (16th February), United Arab Emirates (25th February), South Africa (3rd March), Zimbabwe (7th March), India (10th March) and Pakistan (15th March) in the group stages of this year’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Quite unlikely but none of the Irish men have had any kind of experience playing in Australia or in New Zealand but they will surely look to cash in the opportunity this time around.
Fans of a specific country are much energized about their team’s chances in mega-events. A team’s chance to win rests in its player’s individual performances. Like drop by drop makes a pond, player by player makes a combined team effort. We have pooled the scrupulous data of Ireland’s account at the World Cup. The stats include each player’s input in previous world cups.
Most experienced in Australia/New Zealand: No member of Ireland’s squad has played an ODI in Australia or in New Zealand
Most experienced in World Cups: Niall O’Brien/William Porterfield – 15 matches
|Players||Performance in WCs|
|Andrew Balbirnie||First Experience|
|Peter Chase||First Experience|
|Andrew McBrine||First Experience|
|Tim Murtagh||First Experience|
|Stuart Thompson||First Experience|
|Craig Young||First Experience|
Ireland may not be a strong team but this bunch of players has pulled off two of the most remarkable victories in Cricket World Cup History: one against Pakistan in 2007 and the other against England in 2011.
*All the stats are updated until January 6th, 2015.