There has been this sense of quiet inevitability to Ireland's World T20 campaign so far. From the start, they have maintained that they are here to win three games and get into the Super 10
Two tame defeats to Netherlands and Ireland revealed the gap that exists between the amateurs of UAE and the leading lights of the Associate world
Ireland moved closer to qualifying for the main draw of the World T20, beating United Arab Emirates by 21 runs (D/L method)
Ireland may have passed their biggest test in the first round in the form of Full Member Zimbabwe, but captain William Porterfield feels another "big hurdle" lies in wait when they face their next opponents, UAE.
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