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(...)

 Ireland coach Phil Simmons: had made four changes from the side that lost to Afghanistan on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland claimed the Dubai Tri-Series title on Monday after their final encounter with Scotland was a complete washout, the first no result in a One-Da(...)

William Porterfield will lead Ireland in next month’s cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cricket Ireland have confirmed that the 15-man squad for next month’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand will be the same selection that have t(...)

Andrew Balbirnie in action against the Netherlands in 2013. The Middlesex batsman scored his first international century against New Zealand ‘A’ recently.  Photograph: INPHO/Presseye/Rowland White

Although Ireland will not officially name their World Cup squad until early next month, the 15 players named on Thursday for four warm-up One-Day Int(...)

Skipper William Porterfield top-scored with 63 in Ireland’s innings as they were beaten by New Zealand ‘A’ by 111 runs in Dubai. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Martin Guptill’s brilliant century helped New Zealand ‘A’ gain revenge over Ireland with a comprehensive 111-run victory at the ICC Global Cricket Aca(...)

Andrew Poynter top-scored with 57 in Ireland’s defeat to Canterbury in Lincoln, Christchurch. Photograph: Barry Chambers

Ireland slumped to an emphatic 117-run loss against Canterbury in the penultimate game of their World Cup acclimatisation tour at Lincoln in New Zeala(...)

ireland bowler Craig Young bowls  Scotland’s Hamish Gardiner on his way to taking five wickets on his ODI debut at Malahide.   Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Craig Young made a stunning start to his One-Day International career as he claimed a five-wicket haul in Ireland’s seven-wicket hammering of Scotl(...)

 Andrew White leads the team out against Sri Lanka to become Ireland’s most capped player with 227 caps. Photo: Rowland White/Presseye/Inpho

Ireland were made to suffer under the Belfast sun as Sri Lanka A’s batsmen led the way in a 107-run victory that wrapped up the three-match series at (...)

On his record 227th cap for Ireland, Andrew White celebrates taking a wicket  with Andrew McBrine, who took the catch, and Nick Larkin in the one-day game against Sri Lanka ‘A’ at Stormont in Belfast. Photograph:  Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Wicket-keeper Stuart Poynter looks set to make a late run for potential inclusion in Ireland’s squad for next year’s World Cup after he scored a st(...)