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What is the best ground for batting?

Mar 20, 2018: And, who scored 260 on his first-class debut, but never played a Test?

Steven Lynch

Ireland v Scotland, World Cup Qualifier, Super Sixes, Harare

Ireland give themselves 'a lifeline of hope'

Mar 18, 2018: Batsman Andy Balbirnie, the Man of the Match, gave a lot of credit for the win to fast bowler Boyd Rankin

Liam Brickhill in Harare

Ireland v Scotland, World Cup qualifier, Super Sixes, Harare

Balbirnie's century keeps Ireland's World Cup hopes alive

Mar 18, 2018: Boyd Rankin snuffs out four wickets in tight chase to put an end to Scotland's unbeaten run in the tournament

The Report by Liam Brickhill in Harare

Ireland v Scotland, Tri-nation Series 2018, Dubai

Rankin three-for, Balbirnie fifty brush Scotland away

Jan 16, 2018: Scotland opener Michael Jones made 87 on debut, but the rest of their batsmen crumbled to Boyd Rankin and co. in Dubai

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Afghanistan v Ireland, 1st ODI, Sharjah, December 5, 2017

Teenager Mujeeb Zadran spins out Ireland

Dec 5, 2017: The 16-year old debutant turned heads in Sharjah, routing Ireland for 100 in 31.4 overs with figures of 4 for 24

The Report by Peter Della Penna in Sharjah

Ireland v Netherlands, Intercontinental Cup 2015-17, Malahide

Balbirnie's double-ton, Rankin's five-for lift Ireland to top

Aug 18, 2017: Andy Balbirnie's maiden three-figure score in first-class cricket, and Boyd Rankin's five-wicket haul gave Ireland a 102-run first-innings lead, and the extra points, in their drawn Intercontinental Cup match

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England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Kia Oval

Will Roland-Jones be England's third man?

Jul 30, 2017: James Anderson and Stuart Broad have been almost ever-present for England this decade, but they have had a revolving cast of support

George Dobell

Ireland in England 2017

Rankin out of England ODIs; Kevin O'Brien and Stirling return

Apr 18, 2017: Boyd Rankin has been ruled out of Ireland's two one-day internationals against England next month but Kevin O'Brien and Paul Stirling have recovered from their recent injuries

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Afghanistan v Ireland 2016-17

Rankin out of Afghanistan T20s with lower back injury

Mar 8, 2017: Ireland pacer Boyd Rankin has been ruled out of the T20 international series against Afghanistan with a lower back issue, but is expected to play a part in the five-match ODI series that follows

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Desert T20 Challenge

The team of the tournament at the Desert T20 Challenge

Jan 22, 2017: ESPNcricinfo's picks for the best performers at the inaugural edition of the tournament in the UAE

Peter Della Penna

UAE v Ireland, Desert T20 Challenge, Dubai

Ireland demolish hosts and march into semis

Jan 18, 2017: UAE found themselves overmatched in the 24-run loss, after Ireland stormed to 160 and then left the home side reeling at 21 for 5 in the fourth over

The Report by Peter Della Penna in Dubai

County news

Injured Rankin out of rest of county season

Aug 16, 2016: Warwickshire and Ireland fast bowler Boyd Rankin will miss the remainder of the county season after suffering a fracture of his left tibia

George Dobell

Ireland news

O'Brien, Young, Rankin return for Pakistan series

Jul 28, 2016: Ireland have been boosted ahead of their one-day series against Pakistan next month by being able to name Niall O'Brien, Craig Young and Boyd Rankin in their squad for the two ODIs

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Warks v Notts, Specsavers Championship Div One, Edgbaston, 1st day

Rankin hits top gear to wobble Notts

Jun 26, 2016: Boyd Rankin produced a spell of sustained aggression which claimed 3 for 8 in 29 balls to give his side the better of a rain-reduced opening day

George Dobell at Edgbaston

Ireland v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Dublin

Ireland aiming to upset wounded Sri Lanka

Jun 15, 2016: The hosts begin a busy period of ODI cricket by welcoming a somewhat battered opposition for a pair of matches in Malahide

The Preview by Alan Gardner

The dual cricketizens

Apr 10, 2016: Kevin Pietersen has fuelled the fire over a potential international comeback for South Africa. If the extraordinary did happen, he would join a select group of players to have appeared for two countries. ESPNcricinfo picks out a few names

Andrew McGlashan

World T20 2016

Rankin rejoins Irish ranks with ambition renewed

Mar 8, 2016: After an inglorious spell as an England cricketer, Boyd Rankin is back with Ireland, and keen to finish the journey he helped to start

Tim Wigmore

Know Your Associates

Will the grass be greener for Ireland this time?

Feb 24, 2016: The Associate giants have surprisingly underachieved in previous World T20s. The current side look in good shape to turn things around

Peter Della Penna

PNG v Ireland, Intercontinental Cup, Townsville

O'Brien brothers carry Ireland past PNG

Feb 3, 2016: Ireland maintained their flawless run in the current edition of the Intercontinental Cup, once again claiming the maximum 20 points with a 146-run win over Papua New Guinea

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Ireland news

Rankin, Murtagh back in Ireland squad

Dec 23, 2015: Fast bowler Boyd Rankin will be back in Ireland colours, as will Tim Murtagh, who has had second thoughts after retiring from T20 cricket in May

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