Rain destroy Ireland hopes and go out of ICC World Twenty20 2012

2012 ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka

Rain destroy the Ireland chances. Ireland out of the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 with their must win match against West Indies after match to be called-off.


West Indies won the toss chose to field first

This match was reduced to 19 overs per side due to rain.

Ireland 129/6 in 19 overs

Niall O'Brien 25
G Wilson 21

Chris Gayle 2-21

Target 130 from 19 overs. (Rain Stops Play)

The match was called-off due to heavy rain. West Indian team qualified for Super Eights by run rate compared to Ireland. 

Ireland take on West Indies in a must win game

2012 ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka

September 24

West Indies Vs Ireland at Colombo

Start Time:
14:00 GMT, 19:30 Local Time


The top three batsmans key factor for Ireland. The middle order of the Ireland team filled with power of O'Brien brothers. 

West Indies

Chris Gayle and Dwayne Smith are the best opening pair in the the tournament. Marlon Samuels are back to form in previous match against Australia. The Batting is the West Indies strength. They have deep batting line up like Pollard, Russell, Sammy. West Indies need to concentrate bowling department. 

Ireland Squad
William Porterfield (capt.), Paul Stirling, Ed Joyce, Niall O'Brien, Gary Wilson, Kevin O'Brien, Alex Cusack, Trent Johnston, Nigel Jones, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Tim Murtagh, Max Sorensen, Stuart Thompson, Andrew White.

West Indies Squad
Darren Sammy (capt.), Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles,Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Pampaul, Sunil Narine, Fidel Edwards, Samuel Badree, Darren Bravo, Andre Russell, Lendil Simmons.

Note - The winning team will be qualified for Super Eights.

Australia beat Ireland by 7 wickets

Shane Watson All Round Performance both bat and ball sets up Australia beat Ireland by 7 wickets.


Ireland won the toss chose to bat first

Ireland 123 for 7 in 20 overs

Kevin O'Brien 35
Niall O'Brien 20

Shane Watson 3-26

Australia 125 for 3 in 15.1 overs

Shane Watson 51
David Warner 26

Kevin O'Brien 1-18

Australia won by 7 wickets

Shane Watson awarded as the Player of the Match for his All Round Performance.

Ireland beat Bangladesh by 5 runs in World T20 Warm-Up

Ireland beat Bangladesh by 5 runs in a thrilling warm-up match ahead for the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. 


Bangladesh won the toss chose to field first.

Ireland 164 for 6 in 20 Overs.

Paul Stirling 71
E Joyce 39

Shakib Al Hasan 2/29

Target: 165 Runs from 20 overs.

Bangladesh 159 for 9 in 20 Overs.

Bangladesh won by 5 runs.

While chasing Shakib batted very after the early fall of Mohammad Ashraful, Shakib made 52 runs for his side. Ireland get wickets in a regular intervals helped to win. Kevin O'Brien take 3 for 24 and Alex Cusack got 2 for 28.

Ireland Pool Fixtures for ICC World Twenty20 2012

Ireland are placed in a Group B with Australia and West Indies. The pool fixtures for Inreland Team given below. . .

September 19

Ireland Vs Australia
10:00 GMT, 15:30 Local Time
R Premadasa Stadium Colombo

September 24

Ireland Vs West Indies
14:00 GMT, 19:30 Local Time
R Premadasa Stadium Colombo