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(...)

Sri Lanka wicket-keeper Dinesh Chandimal celebrates with Ajantha Mendis after Ireland captain William Porterfield was caught by Kusal Perera off the spinner’s bowling during the RSA Insurance One-Day International in Clontarf. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland captain William Porterfield has backed his side to bounce back from a batting horror show in the second encounter against Sri Lanka at Castle (...)

RSA Insurance ODI Series at Castle Avenue,  Ireland’s Alex Cusack celebrates as Lahiru Thirimanne is caught. Photograph:   Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Much of the build-up to the opening game of the RSA Insurance One-Day Series concerned how Sri Lanka would handle a cold and bleak day in Dublin 3 in (...)

 Ed Joyce: believes Ireland have an excellent chance against Sri Lanka as conditions will not be to their liking. Photograph: Barry Chambers/Inpho

Ireland coach Phil Simmons has kept to the players that took part in the recent World Twenty20 in his 13-strong squad to take on Sri Lanka in t(...)

Ireland’s Stuart Thompson lies on the ground after making his ground to secure the bye that gave Ireland a three-wicket win over Zimbabwe at the ICC World Twenty20 in Sylhet, Bangladesh. Photograph: Surjeet/Inpho

What looked like an easy-going parade to victory turned into a frantic last-ball win for Ireland yesterday as they opened their World Twenty20 camp(...)