Younis Khan wants Pakistan to beat Ireland as a tribute to former coach Bob Woolmer, who died the day after Pakistan lost to Ireland at the 2007 World Cup in Jamaica. Photograph:   Nigel Marple/Reuters

Pakistan batsman Younis Khan wants his side to put in a big performance in Sunday’s Pool B showdown against Ireland at the Adelaide Oval as a (...)

Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor has apologised to the Irish team and John Mooney for comments in one of his nation’s newspapers. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

The Zimbabwe cricket captain has apologised to John Mooney and Cricket Ireland for the “unacceptable” article published by one of the nation’s newspap(...)

Cricket Ireland have condemned an article in the Zimbabwe Herald which referenced John Mooney (above). Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Cricket Ireland has condemned an article in a Zimbabwe newspaper in relational to Ireland all-rounder John Mooney as having “demonstrated breath-takin(...)

Shikhar Dhawan scored a century as India chased down Ireland’s 259 for the loss of just two wickets. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images 1:40

India’s imperious start to the World Cup continued with a comfortable eight-wicket win over Ireland in their Pool B encounter at Seddon Park in Hamilt(...)

Alex Cusack of Ireland is congratulated by team-mates after getting the wicket of Zimbabwe’s Tawanda Mupariwa to secure a five-run victory during the World Cup Pool B game in Hobart. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Even though Ireland claimed a third win in four World Cup games in a tense five-run last-over finish against Zimbabwe in Hobart on Saturday, they are(...)

Alex Cusack is congratulated by Ireland  team-mates Kevin O’Brien and Ed Joyce  after getting the wicket of Tawanda Mupariwa of Zimbabwe  to complete a five-run win in their Pool B World Cup game  at Bellerive Oval  in Hobart. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Despite claiming the scalp of a second Test-playing nation in the nerve-racking five-run victory over Zimbabwe, Ireland still require one win from the(...)

Ireland’s Andy McBrine  celebrates after he dismissed South Africa captain AB de Villiers  during the World Cup Pool B match at Manuka Oval in Canberra. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters 2:10

Skipper William Porterfield believes Ireland cannot afford to dwell on Tuesday’s 201-run mauling at the hands of South Africa’s big-game batsmen in Ho(...)

George Dockrell was the last man out as South Africa beat Ireland by 201 runs at the Manuka Oval. Photograpgh: Reuters/Jason Reed 2:10

Hashim Amla struck a career-best 159 as South Africa crushed Ireland by 201 runs in their World Cup Pool B match in Canberra.The Proteas amassed 411 f(...)

Ireland’s George Dockrell catches out West Indies batsman Darren Sammy during the Pool B Cricket World Cup match  at Saxton  Oval in Nelson. Photograph:   Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images

They say a week is a long time in politics and when it comes to our victory over the West Indies in beautiful Nelson on Monday, the same holds true(...)

Ireland batsman  Ed Joyce plays a pull shot during the World Cup Pool B game against West Indies at Saxton Oval in Nelson, New Zealand. Photograph:  Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

First, the world referred to them by a word that describes a featureless, small fish that is used mostly as bait: minnow. Then, those in positions of (...)