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Ireland Twenty20 prospects

Ireland factbox for the Twenty20 World Cup opening at Lord's in London on Friday:

cricket Updated: Jun 03, 2009 18:17 IST

Ireland factbox for the Twenty20 World Cup opening at Lord's in London on Friday:

Prospects

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.

Key Player

Captain and opener William Porterfield who has been entrusted with anchoring the innings.

Odds 250/1

Squad

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.