Ireland factbox for the Twenty20 World Cup opening at Lord's in London on Friday:
Best of the minor nations in the tournament with two players on full-time contracts. Cricket in Ireland received a huge boost when their team knocked Pakistan out of the 2007 50-overs World Cup on St Patrick's Day.
Captain and opener William Porterfield who has been entrusted with anchoring the innings.
William Porterfield (Captain), Jeremy Bray, Alex Cusack. Kyle McCallan, Kevin O'Brien, Boyd Rankin, Regan West, Gary Wilson, Andre Botha, Peter Connell, Trent Johnston, John Mooney, Niall O'Brien, Paul Stirling, Andrew White.