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

Sri Lanka ‘A’ total of 283 proves too much after poor start to run chase at Stormont

 Ed Joyce in action for Sussex. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

England selector admitted that there isn’t a more in-form player in English cricket

 Cricket Ireland have put on hold talks with the Pakistan Cricket Board over a potential tour of the country following an attack by Taliban militants at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi.  Photograph: Rehan Khanepa

Attacks on Karachi airport sees proposed September trip deferred

A packed Malahide Cricket Ground last year for the visit of England. Photograph: Inpho/Presseye/Rowland White

Return to Malahide not ruled out after last September’s 10,000 sell-out for England visit

An Irish fan waits for the game between Ireland and Sri Lanka to start in Castle Avenue. Photograph: Presseye/Rowland White/Inpho

The ODI game against Sri Lanka in Castle Avenue was called off due to heavy rain

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

Captain insists side can relegate horror batting show to distant memory

 Ed Joyce has been in outstanding form for  Sussex ahead of Ireland’s games against Sri Lanka in Clontarf this week. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Failure to drive home advantage has cost side against Test-playing rivals

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

Ed Joyce is in line to face Sri Lanka for just the second time in a one-day international

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