ICC World Cup: Ireland's key men who brought them closer to quarter-final berth

Mar 16, 2015, 08:16 IST | A Correspondent

mid-day looks at Ireland's five key men who helped the minnows come to touching distance of a quarters berth

William Porterfield
The number of runs skipper William Porterfield has scored in the tournament. He scored his maiden ton (107) of this World Cup yesterday against Pakistan.

Ed Joyce
The number of runs Ed Joyce scored to establish himself as Ireland's batting mainstay. He also hit most fours (23) and sixes (5) for the Irish team in the World Cup.

Niall O'Brien
Niall O'Brien's strike rate — the highest for Ireland in the World Cup. His brother, all-rounder Kevin, slammed 131 runs and claimed six wickets.

7Alex Cusack
The number of wickets Alex Cusack claimed in just four matches which includes 4-32 against Zimbabwe. The right-arm pacer also maintained an under five economy rate.

John Mooney
The number of maiden overs John Mooney bowled in six matches — the highest for Ireland in the tournament. He claimed four wickets and conceded 285 runs in the Cup.

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