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Ireland targetting World Cup Quarterfinals

phil_s_and_kyle_m.jpgIreland's cricket coach Phil Simmons says he will be disappointed if his side does not make the last eight of the T20 World Cup, being staged in England in just over a week's time. The former West Indian international was speaking at a news conference at the Stormont ground on Monday as his players prepared to leave for a series of warm-up games and an intensive training camp before the tournament get under way at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, on Monday, June 8.

Their first game at Trent Bridge will be against Bangladesh followed two days later against a very powerful Indian line-up ( Read more...

Pakistan-Australia ready to battle in T20 mode

younus_haddin.jpgPakistan captain Younus Khan and Australia's Brad Haddin moved into Twenty20 mode yesterday coming face to face with the ICC World Twenty20 2009 trophy in Dubai.

Tomorrow, the two teams will go head-to-head in what will be their final Twenty20 International (T20I) before this summer's event and the players were suitably impressed by the trophy that they could be lifting on 21 June in England.

The game is of special significance to Australian fast bowler Brett Lee, who hasn't played an international math since Boxing Day. Australia have a decent 3-2 record in T20 internationals this year, while Pakistan are slightly more impressive having won 4 of the 5 games they played in 2008. Pakistan are yet to play a T20 game t


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