Former New Zealand batsman Luke Ronchi is named the Cricket World Player of the Week for his scintillating 94-run knock of 39 deliveries for Islamabad United in the Qualifier 1 game against Karachi Kings in Dubai.
Ireland opening batsman Paul Stirling has been named the Cricket World Player of the Week for his consistent performances against Afghanistan in the ongoing One-Day International series in Greater Noida.
Ireland captain William Porterfield sounded upbeat about his team’s chances of booking a berth in the quarterfinals of the World Cup after their thrilling five-run win over Zimbabwe in Hobart on Saturday.
When Afghanistan and Ireland meet in the final of the ICC Intercontinental Cup this week plenty is at stake. Ireland are chasing a hat-trick of tournament wins this year while Afghanistan are the reigning champions and yet to be beaten in this format.