ICC World Cup: India won't go easy against Ireland, feels Porterfield

Hobart: Ireland captain William Porterfield believes there will be no let-up from India when his side go in search of another win over a Test nation at this World Cup.

William Porterfield
William Porterfield 

Defending champions India have already qualified for the quarter-finals while Ireland's thrilling five-run win over Zimbabwe on Saturday left them among several sides vying for one of the three remaining last eight places in Pool B. Ireland, who started this tournament with a win over the West Indies, next face India in Hamilton
on Tuesday.

'No control over them'
"No, I don't think their guard will ever be down," said Porterfield of India. "They are a squad of 15, so whatever they decide to do, they decide to do. It's a long tournament, and they're not going to look to lose any momentum from their point of view.

"Whatever they decide to do is out of our control. Whoever they decide to play, it doesn't really bother me. We've just got to keep all the momentum going and keep on improving at the little things we want to and keep taking things forward," he said. Ireland, the leading Associate or non-Test nation, have now beaten at least one member of the elite at three successive World Cups.

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