Indian security personnel stand alert ahead of the World T20 cricket tournament at The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland will be looking to put some decidedly shaky form behind them over the next five days in India in a bid to make it past the first round of the (...)

Kevin O’Brien helped steer Ireland to a draw on the final day against Zimbabwe A in Harare. Photograph: Getty

Ireland’s cricketers batted out most of the final day to secure a draw with Zimbabwe A in Harare. Zimbabwe A batted on for four overs in the morning a(...)

Paul Stirling top scored for Ireland in their eight run defeat to Hong Kong at Malahide. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s ability to make the least of home advantage in qualifying tournaments seems to be striking again after a two-wicket loss to Hong Kong in Mal(...)

Ireland’s Andrew Balbirnie. Photograph: William Cherry

Ireland made it 20 straight victories in World T20 qualifiers when they beat the United States by 46 runs at Stormont in Belfast yesterday. John Brac(...)

Ireland bowler Stuart Thompson bowls USA batsman Adil Bhatti during the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier at  Stormont in Belfast. Photograph:  William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland made it a triumphant 20 straight victories in World T20 qualifiers when they beat the United States by 46 runs at Stormont in Belfast on Sunda(...)

Ireland players leave the Adelaide Oval pitch after their seven wicket defeat to Pakistan.Photograph: Getty

Ireland were knocked out of the cricket World Cup as Pakistan cruised to a seven-wicket win at the Adelaide Oval.Sarfraz Ahmed’s unbeaten 101 condemn(...)

George Dockrell hits the ball away during Ireland’s World Cup loss to India in Hamilton, New Zealand. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

It has been a whirlwind week travelling from Canberra to Hobart to play Zimbabwe and then on to Hamilton to take on India. We will have completed our(...)

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

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(...)

William Porterfield, in his third tournament, will lead Ireland in the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. (Photograph: Peter Parks /AFP/Getty Images)

WILLIAM PORTERFIELD (Warwickshire) LH bat Age: 30. Caps: 193 (ODI: 73) Runs: 6038 runs @ 31.95 (ODI: 2,137 @ 30.97) Captain for a second time a(...)

We have arrived in Australia for the World Cup having planned and worked to get here over the past three years. Even though we were expected to qualif(...)