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Post by brmtaylor.com admin » Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:35 pm

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Ireland 6/125 after 20 ov against Afghanistan.

Have Ireland been struggling a bit lately? I don't follow them closely but they don't seem to be as competitive as they were a few years ago.

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Post by Kriterion_BD » Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:25 pm

Ireland have been hammered since the 2015 World Cup in every match they've played against major sides. I'm talking 150 run defeats every time in ODIs. They would have been crushed by 50-100 runs in the T20 vs Bangladesh had it been completed. They're LOI sides are I guess in transition. They are well behind Afghanistan now.

In the FC cricket they are still atop the Intercontinental Cup by a big margin, ahead of even the Afghans. The pedigree is evident there.
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Post by Kriterion_BD » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:26 pm

Comfortable win for Afghanistan. Ireland simply don't have the bowling talent to compete with the Afghans.

In longer matches the Irish have superior batting ability which allows them to outbat the opposition.

Hopefully the rerturn of Rankin, the emergence of 17 yo quick Little, and Craig Young will improve their bowling attack.
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Post by maehara » Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:07 am

Kriterion_BD wrote:They're LOI sides are I guess in transition.
Yup - suffering from a number of player retirements and a new (new-ish now, I suppose) coach. The new setup isn't entirely gelling yet.

Part of me's hoping Phil Simmons does something to annoy the WICB (usually isn't too hard to do) so we can have him back. :)

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Post by Kriterion_BD » Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:37 pm

Afghans just pulverized Ireland in the final!

10 wicket, chased 71 down at nearly 10 an over!
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Post by jaybro » Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:38 pm

Afghanistan are getting better and better every time they walk out on the pitch .....

Are we any chance of beating them ??
1.G.Flower 2.B.Taylor 3.M.Goodwin 4.A.Flower 5.D.Houghton 6.N.Johnson 7.T.Taibu 8.P.Strang 9.H.Streak 10.R.Price 11.H.Olonga 12.A.Campbell

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Post by Kriterion_BD » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:45 pm

If Ireland cant beat them, I see little hope for Zim.
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Re: Desert T20

Post by jaybro » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:22 am

Kriterion_BD wrote:If Ireland cant beat them, I see little hope for Zim.

I think Zimbabwe is slightly better than Ireland atm they seem to be on the decline .....
1.G.Flower 2.B.Taylor 3.M.Goodwin 4.A.Flower 5.D.Houghton 6.N.Johnson 7.T.Taibu 8.P.Strang 9.H.Streak 10.R.Price 11.H.Olonga 12.A.Campbell

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Re: Desert T20

Post by Kriterion_BD » Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:43 am

I think Ireland are probably a notch below ZIM at present. But they always go hard against Zim in head to head matxhes, especially in ICC events.

There will likely be a bilateral series between the 2 sides in 2017 which will be interesting.

The Irish managed to hold the Afghans 2-2 in a ODI series at home, but had a 2-0 lead I think.

It all depends on how much confidence Zimbabwe takes with them.
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