WILLIAM PORTERFIELD

  • World Cup: All not lost for us, says Ireland skipper William Porterfield Yesterday

    Canberra: Ireland captain William Porterfield vowed to bounce back at the World Cup after his team crashed to a morale-sapping 201-run defeat by mighty South Africa at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis hit centuries as the Proteas piled up a massive 411 for four after...
  • ICC World Cup: AB de Villiers hails South Africa 'rock' Hashim Amla 2 days ago

    Canberra: South Africa captain AB de Villiers hailed Hashim Amla as the team's "rock" after the opener cracked 159 in the crushing 201-run World Cup win over Ireland on Tuesday. Amla reached his 20th one-day international century faster than any batsman, his career-best score coming in his 108th innings, with India's...
  • World Cup: Ireland won`t be intimidated by South Africa, says captain 3 days ago

    Canberra: Ireland captain William Porterfield is confident his team will not be overawed by the mighty South Africans in Canberra on Tuesday, saying they had made good plans to contain AB de Villiers` side. The Proteas, who have won all their three one-dayers against the Irish so far, are overwhelming favourites...
  • World Cup 2015: Spirited Ireland ready for daunting South Africa challenge 3 days ago

    South Africa have won 32 and lost just 16 of the 50 World Cup matches that they've played since 1992. Of those, only two of the defeats could be regarded as major shocks. At Chelmsford in 1999, a virtuoso display from Neil Johnson provided the impetus for a 48-run Zimbabwe...
  • As it happened: Ireland vs UAE, Worlds Cup 2015, Match 16 February 25, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) When Ireland and United Arab Emirates face off in a one-day international for the first time, in their Pool B match of the 2015 World Cup at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, it will be with the backdrop of the larger...
  • World Cup 2015: Ireland look for second win against UAE February 24, 2015

    When Ireland and United Arab Emirates face off in a One-Day International for the first time, in their Pool B match of the 2015 World Cup at the Brisbane Cricket Ground on Wednesday (February 25), it will be with the backdrop of the larger picture. Wednesday's match will see cricket...
  • Cricket World Cup: Khurram Khan eyes UAE success against Ireland February 24, 2015

    Brisbane: The United Arab Emirates believe their Pool B match against Ireland in Brisbane on Wednesday offers them a "wonderful opportunity" of a World Cup win, according to batsman Khurram Khan. Both associate or non-Test nations know each other well, having played each other repeatedly in various lower-level International Cricket...
  • World Cup: Associate teams have pulled their weight, says William Porterfield February 24, 2015

    Melbourne: The four non-Test playing nations at the World Cup have performed well in cricket's global showpiece and it wouldn't be the same tournament with less teams, according to Ireland skipper William Porterfield. The International Cricket Council is chopping the 14-team format to one with 10 for the next World Cup,...
  • World Cup 2015: Impressive start by the four Associates February 19, 2015

    It's been a decent start for the four Associate Members at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. While results show only one victory from four matches, it was satisfying to see that all games were competitive. Ireland, the perennial Full Member slayers, were first up in...
  • William Porterfield says Ireland's World Cup wins are no 'upsets' February 16, 2015

    Nelson: After his team caused one of the great upsets in World Cup history, beating the West Indies by four wickets, Ireland captain William Porterfield felt the need to express his distaste for the word "upset". Porterfield has been part of Ireland's great World Cup victories - over Pakistan and Bangladesh...
  • As it happened: Ireland vs West Indies, ICC World Cup 2015, Match 5 February 16, 2015

    (For blog and updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Traditional giant-killers Ireland and under-pressure West Indies possess all the ingredients for a high-scoring clash in their opening World Cup match in Nelson. Both sides feature quality batsmen but relatively inexperienced bowling line-ups for a match they have each targeted...
  • Ireland and West Indies promise run-fest at World Cup February 15, 2015

    Traditional giant-killers Ireland and under-pressure West Indies possess all the ingredients for a high-scoring clash in their opening World Cup match in Nelson on Monday. Both sides feature quality batsmen but relatively inexperienced bowling line-ups for a match they have each targeted as ripe for getting immediate points on the board. Ireland...
  • No surprise if we beat West Indies, says Ireland captain February 15, 2015

    With West Indies in abysmal form in the wake of a crisis over player contracts, Ireland have a good chance to upset the Caribbeans in their World Cup opener on Monday, a result that would surprise no-one, according to their skipper. The most experienced of the four non-test playing nations at...
  • Giantkillers Ireland no longer surprise, says captain February 15, 2015

    Nelson: Ireland are out to prove yet again they can mix it with cricket's top tier nations, with captain William Porterfield saying it should be no surprise if they beat the West Indies on Monday. Despite being woefully short of top level competition compared to the Caribbean cricketers, Porterfield believed the...
  • As it happened: World Cup warm-ups, Day 5 February 12, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Match 1: West Indies opted to bat against Scotland. Match 2: Ireland opted to field against Bangladesh. Teams: West Indies: Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Jonathan Carter, Denesh Ramdin(w), Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Jason Holder(c), Jerome Taylor,...
  • World Cup 2015: What to expect from the minnows January 20, 2015

    The cricket World Cup over the years has been a place for the minnows where you can showcase your talent, although giving an opportunity to a side after every four years neither does any good to their confidence nor does it help their cricket grow. Some of the minnows, like...
  • World Cup squads: Porterfield skipper as Ireland name their final 15 January 5, 2015

    Ireland coach Phil Simmons has kept faith with the squad touring the United Arab Emirates for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The 15 players in the UAE will stay in the squad for the World Cup, which starts in February. There is no place for experienced pace bowler...
  • Ajantha Mendis stars as Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 79 runs May 6, 2014

    Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 79 runs to win the first oneday international at the Clontarf ground in Dublin on Tuesday. After losing the toss, Sri Lanka made 219 for eight in their full 50 overs before dismissing Ireland for just 140 in reply with more than 10 overs to spare. Manofthematch...
  • World T20 Qualifiers: Ireland beat UAE by 21 runs in rain-marred tie March 19, 2014

    Sylhet: Ireland bolstered their chances of making it to the Super-10 after a disciplined bowling effort helped them post a 21-run win over United Arab Emirates under the Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-affected Group B qualifying match of the ICC World T20, here on Wednesday. Ireland's second victory in as many...
  • As it happened: Ireland vs UAE, World Twenty Qualifiers March 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Ireland opt to field against UAE. Playing XIs: Ireland: WTS Porterfield (capt), PR Stirling, EC Joyce, GC Wilson (wk), AD Poynter, KJ O'Brien, SR Thompson, MC Sorensen, AR Cusack, GH Dockrell, TJ Murtagh United Arab Emirates: Amjad Ali, Faizan Asif, Khurram Khan...
  • Paul Stirling fifty helps Ireland seal three-wicket win over Zimbabwe March 17, 2014

    Sylhet: Paul Stirling struck a blistering half-century to guide Ireland to a three-wicket win over Zimbabwe in a Qualifying Group B match of the ICC World T20 on Monday. Chasing a challenging 163 for five set by Zimbabwe, Stirling (60) and skipper William Porterfield (31) got Ireland off to a blazing...
  • As it happened: World T20 Qualifiers, Ireland vs Zimbabwe March 17, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Toss: Ireland won the toss and have opted to bowl against Zimbabwe. Teams: Ireland: Porterfield, K O'Brien, Sorensen, Cusack, Stirling, Joyce, Wilson, Dockrell, Thompson, McBrine, Poynter Zimbabwe: Taylor, Masakadza, Sibanda, Chigumbura, Maruma, Raza, Utseya, Panyangara, Williams, Chatara, Kamungozi ...
  • Minnows chase dreams as World Twenty20 kicks off with qualifying phase March 15, 2014

    Participation of the Associate nations in major ICC events has often triggered debates whether their presence takes the sheen off a contest, but step into their shoes and you realise how big an opportunity tournaments like the World Twenty20 present to these teams. But perhaps - in some corner, even...
  • ICC congratulates Ireland on 2015 WC qualification July 10, 2013

    Dubai: The ICC on Wednesday congratulated Ireland for becoming the first associate team to qualify for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, saying they played "extremely well" and hoped the side will repeat their giantkilling performances of the 2007 and 2011 edition. Ireland became the first Affiliate side to qualify for the...
  • Ireland, Netherlands lock horns to ensure berth in ICC WC 2015 July 6, 2013

    Dubai: Ireland and the Netherlands will lock horns in a double header of the ICC World Cricket League Championship (WCLC) to ensure their qualification for the 50over World Cup in 2015. Ireland, who had topped on table with 17 points, will look forward to winning their matches against the 'Orange Brigade'...
  • World T20, Aus vs Ire: as it happened September 19, 2012

    Australia innings: 16th over: 125 for 3: That's it. White lofts the ball to midwicket for a four as Australia win the match by seven wickets with 29 balls to spare. Watson top scored for Australia with 51 off 30. 15th over: 121 for 3: White starts the over by hitting two...
  • World T20: Aus on guard against Ireland in opener September 18, 2012

    Colombo: Languishing at the bottom half of the ranking table, Australia would like to start their World Twenty20 campaign on a positive note when they take on giant killers Ireland in their tournament opener here on Wednesday. Australia has so far failed to tame the shortest format of the game and...
  • Cummins in awe of speed king Lee June 24, 2012

    Belfast: Pat Cummins may be the raw future of Australian fast bowling, but admitted he is still in awe of veteran speed king Brett Lee, 16 years his senior. Nineteenyearold Cummins bowled the fastest ball clocked at 93.5mph of Saturday's rainruined oneday international against Ireland at Stormont. But...
  • IrelandAustralia tie washed out June 23, 2012

    Belfast: Heavy rain ruined Australia's warmup match against Ireland on Saturday, when the oneday international was abandoned with the hosts struggling on 36 for 3 off 10.4 overs. After a delayed start, Ireland opener Paul Stirling was caught by Australia captain Michael Clarke off fast bowler Pat Cummins at the Civil...
  • Porterfield thankful at playing England January 7, 2012

    Dubai: Ireland skipper William Porterfield Friday thanked cricket administrators for giving players from associate countries a chance to play number one Test team England, hoping it will help them in the future. The 27yearold leads an International Cricket Council (ICC) Combined XI in a threeday match against an Andrew Strauss...