Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2018        Go!    
 
 
August 17, Friday 2018 1:57 AM       

       HEADLINES: Thousands stranded along Pamba banks; Call for rescue (video)                                              Stranded girl seeks help via Facebook                                              Shutters of dams in Pathanamthitta lowered                                              Unrelenting rains, floods in Kerala, 39 die in past two days                                              CM holds talks with Modi and Rajnath Singh                                              Major events in Vajpayee's political journey                                              Vajpayee - pragmatist, orator and statesman who went beyond BJP's nationalist political agenda                                              Scotland Yard returns 12th century stolen Buddha statue to India on I-Day                                              Trump Tower operators sued over water release into river                                              Anger grows in Italy as bridge toll rises to 38                                              Former India captain Ajit Wadekar no more                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       SPORTS Next Article: PCB gives clean chit to Butt to play in Bangladesh  
       Ireland confident of qualifying for ICC Cricket World Cup
 
         Posted on :20:42:09 Feb 6, 2018
   
A A
       Last edited on:20:42:09 Feb 6, 2018
         Tags: Ireland confident of qualifying for ICC Crick
 
Dubai: With only 27 days to go to the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup Qualifier, Ireland are gearing up and focused on qualification to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
 
Ireland have played 42 matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier from 1994 to 2009 and have won 26 of those matches.
 
The team is now travelling to Pretoria, South Africa, to participate in a series of warm-up matches against Netherlands and Hong Kong ahead of the Zimbabwe tournament, which takes place between 4 and 25 March.
 
In the qualifier, Ireland will face Netherlands, PNG, the Windies and the winner of the ICC World Cricket League Division 2 in Group A.
 
Captain William Porterfield, who will be playing his second World Cup Qualifier, is confident of his team's chances.
 
"We are very confident of our chances to qualify, we have been playing some very good cricket and we need to bring that from the start of the tournament and peak at the right time," Porterfield said.
 
Scoring 515 runs in 10 innings with a highest score of 104 not out in the final of the 2009 event against Afghanistan, Porterfield is focused on the event in Zimbabwe.
 
He said, "We are focused on qualifying, it will be massive for Ireland if we qualify for the World Cup in England and Wales in 2019."
 
Kevin O'Brien, also competing in his second qualifier with a top score of 101 not out against Oman in the 2009 edition, said, "I am looking forward to competing against some very good teams in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier and hopefully qualifying for our fourth ICC Cricket World Cup."
 
The 2018 ICC World Cup Qualifier is scheduled to take place in March in Zimbabwe 
A A
       SPORTS
Next Article: PCB gives clean chit to Butt to play in Bangladesh
 
 
SPORTS HEADLINES
Former India captain Ajit Wadekar no more  
I am yesterday's man looking for next champion: Bindra  
Unfair to say India are dependent on Kohli: Sangakkara  
13 players including Sanju Samsom served show-cause notice  
David Silva bids adieu to International football  
Kohli's plea to fans: Never give up on us  
Indian batsmen's troubles mental, not technical: Kohli  
Lord's Test: Stiff back keeps Kohli off field  
Messi to lead FC Barcelona for new season  
Jayaram enters Vietnam Open final  
Neeraj named India's flag-bearer for Asian Games opening ceremony  
Rathore asks athletes and officials to behave responsibly during Asian Games  
BCCI case: SC dumps `one state one vote` policy  
Pogba keen to leave United for Barcelona  
I will come back stronger: PV Sindhu  
Ball tampering, abuse threatening for cricket's DNA: ICC chief  
Anderson, Djokovic to pair up for Rogers Cup  
India stun Argentina in U-20 COTIF Cup football tourney  
Lakshya looks to continue impressive run at Vietnam Open  
Bindra, Ganguly lend support to new sports talent hunt campaign  
Bopanna skips Rogers Cup to save shoulder for Asian Games  
Can't take five days off before Test series: Gavaskar  
Sindhu loses final yet again, settles for silver at World Championships  
India lose first Test against England by 31 runs  
Would love to be Australian vice-captain: Hazelwood  
 
Do you think people took lightly government's warnings in flood-prone areas?
yes
 
no
 
no opinion
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy