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World T20 2016

A hard slog for the Associates, again

Mar 8, 2016: Several of the Associates in the "first round" of the World T20 have caused memorable upsets before. Bangladesh have begun beating bigger teams regularly. None of it seems to matter

Sidharth Monga

ICC World T20 2016

Eight players to watch in the World T20 qualifiers

Mar 7, 2016: Two captains and a 44-year-old are among the players who could make an impact in the qualifying stages of the World T20

Peter Della Penna

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

United Arab Emirates v Ireland, 2nd T20I, Abu Dhabi

UAE script stunning comeback to level series

Feb 16, 2016: United Arab Emirates completed a stunning comeback to defend 133 against Ireland and level the two-match series 1-1, in Abu Dhabi

ESPNcricinfo staff

World T20 2016

Porterfield to lead experienced Ireland squad for World T20

Feb 8, 2016: William Porterfield will lead an experienced Ireland squad for the upcoming World Twenty20 in India, with as many as five players ready to take part in their fifth tournament

ESPNcricinfo staff

Namibia v Ireland, ICC Intercontinental Cup, Windhoek

Porterfield, Joyce set up innings win

Oct 27, 2015: A 326-run partnership between William Porterfield and Ed Joyce set Ireland on course for an innings-and-107-run win over Namibia in Windhoek

ESPNcricinfo staff

Zimbabwe v Ireland, 1st ODI, Harare

Ireland confident of causing another upset

Oct 8, 2015: Ireland have the dual incentive of ODI ranking points and upsetting a Test side on their tour of Zimbabwe

Liam Brickhill in Harare

Warwickshire v Sussex, Royal London Cup, Group B, Rugby

Porterfield ton maintains hopes of progress

Aug 17, 2015: Warwickshire retained their outside chance of qualifying for the Royal London Cup quarter-finals with a four-wicket win over Sussex at Rugby School.

ECB/PA

World T20 Qualifier 2015

Upbeat Hong Kong tackle Scotland's batting depth

Jul 24, 2015: ESPNcricinfo previews the two World T20 qualifier semi-finals in Malahide

Peter Della Penna in Malahide

Ireland v PNG, World T20 Qualifier, Group A, Belfast

Vanua blitz leads PNG to shock win

Jul 15, 2015: A suffocating fielding performance by Papua New Guinea set the stage for Ireland's first loss at the World T20 Qualifier since the opening match of 2012 against Namibia, ending a streak of 21 straight wins in the tournament

The Report by Peter Della Penna in Belfast

Ireland v Namibia, World T20 Qualifier, Group A, Belfast

Mooney, Porterfield drive Ireland to big win

Jul 10, 2015: John Mooney's man-of-the-match winning spell of 3-23 restricted Namibia to 124 for 8 before Ireland, riding on captain William Porterfield's unbeaten half-century, knocked off the runs with 16 balls to spare

Peter Della Penna in Belfast

Northamptonshire v Birmingham, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Wantage Road

Final-ball byes earn Birmingham victory

May 29, 2015: Birmingham claimed their second NatWest t20 Blast victory of the season but were made to wait until the final ball to complete a five-wicket win over Northamptonshire at Wantage Road

ECB/PA

'We are crying out for games against top teams'

Apr 9, 2015: Ireland captain William Porterfield talks about the rapid growth of cricket in the country and what the ICC should do to protect Associates' interests

Interview by Subash Jayaraman

Ireland v Pakistan, World Cup 2015, Group B, Adelaide

No point playing if World Cup reduced - Porterfield

Mar 15, 2015: William Porterfield, the Ireland captain, has questioned "the point in keeping going" for Associate nations if the ICC does not reverse its decision to cut the next World Cup to 10 teams

George Dobell in Adelaide

World Cup 2015

Eliminated XI: The best of the rest

Mar 15, 2015: Their teams may have missed out on the knockout berth, but their bright individual performances left a mark on the tournament

Arun Venugopal

Pakistan v Ireland, Group B, Adelaide

First World Cup ton by Pakistan wicketkeeper

Mar 15, 2015: Stats highlights from the last match of the group stages, between Pakistan and Ireland in Adelaide

Shiva Jayaraman

Ireland v Pakistan, World Cup 2015, Group B, Adelaide

Sarfraz hundred sends Pakistan into quarters

Mar 15, 2015: Pakistan lost their opening two matches of the World Cup; Ireland won their opening two matches. But it is the former who progressed to the quarter-finals with a reasonably polished seven-wicket victory in Adelaide

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

Ireland v Pakistan, World Cup 2015, Group B, Adelaide

Already proven we belong - Porterfield

Mar 14, 2015: Ireland's captain William Porterfield has been taking issue with the "accepted norms" of the cricket hierarchy for most of this World Cup, and found no reason to change tack on the eve of the match that will decide whether or not his team progress into th

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

India v Ireland, World Cup 2015, Group B, Hamilton

Familiar shortcomings stunt Ireland progress

Mar 10, 2015: When the pitch is flat and the opponent is well-drilled and playing their A game, this Ireland team does not yet have the depth of skill to challenge them

George Binoy in Hamilton

India v Ireland, World Cup 2015, Group B, Hamilton

Porterfield wants 'professional' Ireland to start afresh

Mar 9, 2015: William Porterfield said that Ireland's next match, crucial to their knockout-qualification chances, just "happens to be against India"

George Binoy in Hamilton
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