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World Twenty20 players to watch - 5

Men with points to prove

Sep 11, 2012: Part five of our look at players in focus at the World Twenty20 features a number of cricketers with plenty to play for

Brydon Coverdale, Firdose Moonda, Siddhartha Talya, Ger Siggins, Umar Farooq

Ireland v Bangladesh, T20 series, Stormont

Ireland tough in home conditions

Jul 17, 2012: On the face of it this series of three Twenty20s may seem trivial, but it is a significant contest for both sides as they use these games as preparation for the World Twenty20

Preview by Andrew McGlashan

Middlesex v Hampshire, FLt20 South Group, Richmond

Ervine fifty gives Hampshire hope

Jun 27, 2012: Sean Ervine hit his first half-century in the Friends Life t20 for two seasons as Hampshire beat Middlesex by four wickets with four balls

Kent v Hampshire, FLt20 South Group, Canterbury

Denly finds form in Middlesex blitz

Jun 26, 2012: Kent lost four wickets in four balls as they collapsed to a 48-run defeat in their Friends Life t20 clash with Middlesex

Hampshire v Middlesex, FLt20 South Group, West End

Stirling secures Middlesex victory

Jun 18, 2012: Ireland batsman Paul Stirling's belligerent 71 guided Middlesex to a six-wicket Friends Life t20 win over Hampshire at West End

Netherlands v Middlesex, CB40 Group A, Voorburg

Denly and Rogers see Middlesex home

May 15, 2012: Joe Denly and Chris Rogers helped Middlesex claim their first CB40 Group A victory of the season after they crushed the Netherlands by eight wickets.

Afghanistan v Ireland, World T20 Qualifier final, Dubai

Stirling whirlwind takes Ireland to title

Mar 24, 2012: Ireland and Afghanistan served up a blistering classic in the final of the World Twenty20 Qualifier in Dubai, putting to rest any fears that the game would be an anti-climax

Ger Siggins

Ireland v Namibia, ICC World T20 Qualifier, preliminary final

Ireland demolish Namibia to qualify for World T20

Mar 24, 2012: Ireland muscled their way past Namibia to take the last remaining place in the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, showing the all-round game that has made them the leading Associate side for the past five years

The Report by Gerard Siggins in Dubai

Kenya v Ireland, 2nd T20, Mombasa

Stirling stars as Ireland seal series

Feb 23, 2012: Paul Stirling sparkled with ball and bat as Ireland brushed aside Kenya despite an improved performance from the hosts

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Ireland v Canada, Intercontinental Cup, Dublin

Stirling, O'Brien help Ireland dominate Canada

Sep 13, 2011: An aggressive century from Paul Stirling and a whirlwind 79 from Kevin O'Brien helped Ireland amass 435 for 7 on the opening day of their Intercontinental Cup 2011-13 match against Canada

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Ireland v Namibia, Intercontinental Cup, Stormont, 3nd day

Bowlers, Stirling put Ireland on verge of win

Sep 8, 2011: A late collapse from Namibia and a quick half-century from Paul Stirling left Ireland with just 38 more to get, with six wickets in hand, to win the Intercontinental Cup match

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Derbyshire v Middlesex, Clydesdale Bank 40, Chesterfield

Stirling ton sinks Derbyshire hopes

Aug 21, 2011: A century from Paul Stirling set Middlesex up for a 34-run victory over Derbyshire in the Clydesdale Bank 40 game at Chesterfield to end the home side's hopes of taking second place in Group A

Middlesex v Yorkshire, Clydesdale Bank 40, Lord's

Bairstow ton downs Middlesex

Aug 10, 2011: Jonny Bairstow scored his maiden one-day century in his first innings at Lord's as bottom-of-the-table Yorkshire beat Middlesex by 22 runs

Yorkshire v Middlesex, Clydesdale Bank 40, Headingley

Battling Yorkshire downed by Middlesex

Jul 17, 2011: Yorkshire's batsmen fared better than they have done in recent times, but they still went down by six wickets to new leaders Middlesex

Scotland v Ireland, Tri-series, 2nd ODI, Edinburgh

Berrington helps Scotland secure high-scoring thriller

Jul 12, 2011: Ireland were given a rude awakening by Scotland at the Grange, as their oldest rivals showed them that they can no longer rest on their laurels as No. 1 Associate nation

The Bulletin by Ger Siggins in Edinburgh

Middlesex v Kent, Friends Life t20, Uxbridge

Stirling blitz enough for Middlesex

Jun 24, 2011: Ireland batsman Paul Stirling led Middlesex to only their second win in nine Friends Life t20 matches this season as they beat southern section rivals Kent by 28 runs

Ireland v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Belfast

Waqar impressed with Ireland

May 31, 2011: Waqar Younis, the Pakistan coach, has backed Ireland to become tough opponents in their home conditions after his team played them in two one-day internationals in Belfast

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Ireland v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Belfast

Pakistan edge past fighting Ireland

May 30, 2011: A brilliant, belligerent century by Paul Stirling wasn't enough to take Ireland to victory over Pakistan in the second ODI

The Bulletin by Gerard Siggins

Ireland v Netherlands, World Cup 2011, Group B, Kolkata

Stirling ton sets up six-wicket win

Mar 18, 2011: Two sparkling centuries lit up Eden Gardens, Ryan ten Doeschate propping Netherlands up with his second ton of the tournament and Paul Stirling launching Ireland's pursuit of 306 with a 72-ball 101 in a six-wicket win

The Bulletin by Liam Brickhill

Zimbabwe v Ireland, 2nd ODI, Harare

Taylor and Chigumbura seal series win

Sep 28, 2010: Elton Chigumbura guided his side to a second successive victory and condemned Ireland to a series loss in a fluctuating tussle at the Harare Sports Club

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