Ireland captain Andy Balbirnie was happy to chase on an Abu Dhabi track that he felt would last the 40 overs
Paul Stirling's stellar form though, will be a sharp arrow in Ireland's quiver
"The history of the Netherlands has shown that we step up on the biggest stage."
Ireland's top performer, and franchise cricket globetrotter, has gone five years between world events. "It's great to be back," he says
"Hopefully, it's a week for us to put in three really good performances and peak at the right time"
Aqib Ilyas' 78 in vain as Oman suffer a four-run defeat against Netherlands
Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Molineux, Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Ashleigh Gardner among the others to gain in the latest ICC rankings
Round-up from the opening day of the warm-up fixtures
Runners-up to take home $800,000, and losing semi-finalists get $400,000 each
The former England quick, who qualifies through his mother, will feature in the T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier next month
Most runs, most wickets and a lot more