Ireland always seem to perform better than they perhaps ought to in World Cups and this one in Sri Lanka should be no different. Following an excellent performance in the 2011 50-over World Cup, also on the subcontinent, they will be hoping to further press their long-stated aim to be awarded Full Member status with another strong showing this time around. Unfortunately, they will have to make do without the services of key all-rounder John Mooney, who was ruled out with a fractured finger. He has been replaced by young all-rounder Stuart Thompson.
13 September 2012