May 25, 2009

Ireland

Simmons targets Super Eights berth

Andrew McGlashan

Ireland coach Phil Simmons has big ambitions for his team at the ICC World Twenty20 and will be disappointed if the side don't make it through to the Super Eight stage of the tournament.

Simmons wants the squad to repeat their success from the 2007 World Cup in West Indies when they reached the last eight after beating Pakistan in the qualifying section and later in the event they also beat Bangladesh.

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Posted by Vikram Maingi on (June 1, 2009, 5:48 GMT)

If Ireland beats Bangladesh in the round robin league, it would not be a big surprise. The Irish have an advantage of playing their cricket in similar climatic conditions.

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Assistant Editor Andrew arrived at ESPNcricinfo via Manchester and Cape Town, after finding the assistant editor at a weak moment as he watched England's batting collapse in the Newlands Test. Andrew began his cricket writing as a freelance covering Lancashire during 2004 when they were relegated in the County Championship. In fact, they were top of the table when he began reporting on them but things went dramatically downhill. He likes to let people know that he is a supporter of county cricket, a fact his colleagues will testify to and bemoan in equal quantities.

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