Can the stage get bigger than the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Group B fixture showdown against Pakistan for Team Ireland? Answer will be a definite NO, as William Porterfield’s Ireland cricket team stand on the brink of making history. They need one good win and will be through to their maiden quarterfinals of Cricket World Cups. As they take on former 1996 Cricket World Champions Pakistan who also seek a win in Match 42, the enthusiasts back home in Ireland can catch the live action unfold on Sky Sports. Because apart from channels like Star Sports, Nine Network doing non-stop coverage, residents in UK including Ireland can catch the live streaming of catch the Pakistan vs Ireland clash on the official website of Sky Sports here. For UK viewers, Live coverage of the tournament will be broadcast only on Sky Sports.
Both Misbah-ul-Haq and William Porterfield find themselves in a similar position, with six points in five matches, but Pakistan having an advantage of better net run rate. Nevertheless, both sides eyeing nothing less than a win in Adelaide to join India and South Africa (the only confirmed quarterfinalists from Group B) in the knockout stage. Currently Ireland, Pakistan and West Indies are in fray to become the third and fourth quarterfinalists from Group B.
Team Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Ahmed Shehzad, Nasir Jamshed, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Younis Khan, Haris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Irfan, Rahat Ali, Ehsan Adil, Sohail Khan, Wahab Riaz.
Team Ireland: William Porterfield (capt), Andy Balbirnie, Paul Stirling, Niall O’Brien, Kevin O’Brien, Ed Joyce, Peter Chase, Alex Cusack, George Dockrell, John Mooney, Max Sorensen, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson (wk), Craig Young, Andy McBrine. Also Read: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Schedule: Complete Fixtures & Time Table of all Cricket World Cup 2015 Matches.