Ireland May 25, 2009

Simmons targets Super Eights berth

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.

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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Andrew McGlashan is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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.