Ireland

Ireland Cricket World Cup 2011 Betting

Ireland are one of the minnows of the Cricket World Cup but they should not be underestimated as they have shown on countless occasions that they are capable of causing one or two upsets on the big stage. They are one of the associate members of the ICC which means they are below the test playing nations and therefore need to qualify for the major tournaments such as this World Cup. They have shown though that they are one of the top teams in the second tier and have aspirations of joining the top tier and becoming a test playing nation.

Latest Ireland Cricket World Cup 2011 Odds

Ireland were the revelation of the 2007 Cricket World Cup when they shocked the world to beat Pakistan and Bangladesh whilst drawing with Zimbabwe, they progressed through to the Super 8 stage and will be looking to do the same in 2011. They may struggle though after being drawn in a tough section this year with the likes of India, South Africa, England and the West Indies. The Irish will need to make sure they beat the Netherlands and Bangladesh whilst hoping to cause an upset against one of the bigger teams in Group B.

Ireland have lost their top player in Eoin Morgan to England in recently, that is the problem that is facing a team like Ireland as they struggle to build a team capable of challenging at this level. They will be looking towards the likes of Captain William Porterfield and tall fast bowler Boyd Rankin to perform well if they are to have any chance during the tournament.

Ireland Cricket World Cup 2011 Fixtures

Ireland Cricket World Cup 2011 Squad