England’s 2007 WC squaddie Joyce Is Now Ireland’s For The 2011 Edition




Ed Joyce

Ed Joyce

Well, everything seems to be happening before the mega World Cup. Ed Joyce who is also a part of Sussex, and played the WC 2007 for England, will now feature in the 2011 edition for the Irish! Strange but true! Joyce has played 50 matches for Ireland between 1997 and 2005. But, then on residency grounds he qualified for England and made 17 appearances for England. The last of these was against the Lankans at the Caribbean at the WC 2007. He never made it to the English test side though!

The Irish squad has 9 players who had an experience at the 2007 WC. Captain William Porterfield, Trent Johnston, the O’Brien brothers-Niall and Kevin, John Mooney, Andrew White and Joyce will form the experienced backbone of the team. The Irish team miraculously exiled Pakistan from the 2007 edition.

And, the coach Phil Simmons, a former WI international, was all in praise for the team. “I like the balance of the squad. As with most Irish teams of the past few years, there are quite a few all-rounders, and that gives us plenty ofoptions in all departments. This squad contains a lot of experience with nine having played in the 2007 competition – I am sure that is more than most teams,” he said.

“We may have lost the surprise factor, but we have earned the respect of the cricketing world through our efforts. We’ve reached the Super Eight phase of both the World Cup and the World Twenty20 – there’s no reason why we can’t make the latter stages yet again,” he added.

Irelandhave a pre-WC training camp at Dubai on Jan 28, after which they would also play two warm-up matches against NZ and Zimbabwe in Nagpur. Ireland have been drawn in Group B at the World Cup alongside Bangladesh, India, England and Netherlands, South Africa and West Indies. Their first match is against Bangladesh at Dhaka on 25 Feb.

Squad: William Porterfield (capt), Andre Botha, AlexCusack, Niall O’Brien (wkt), Kevin O’Brien, George Dockrell, Trent Johnston, Nigel Jones, John Mooney, Boyd Rankin, Paul Stirling, Albert van der Merwe, Gary Wilson (wkt), Andrew White, Ed Joyce. Coach: Phil Simmons (WIS).

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Chintan Zalani

Author:

Hello! I am Chintan Zalani from Ujjain currently pursuing an integrated BE + Msc degree from BITS-Pilani Goa Campus. Currently I am searching for my career interest and discovering myself. I am a very ambitious and optimistic guy. I have always believed that I had the potential to confront and conquer the supreme be it any battlefield. My passion is winning and I give my best shot to whatever I choose to do. I love to play, watch and write about sports. I have been the captain of my team in intra-school competitions like Kho-Kho and Cricket. I also have won prizes in athletic events and speech competitions at school. TheSportsmirror gives me an inordinate podium to show my knack for writing. At the same time it will be also serving me by upgrading and developing my linguistic skills. Albeit, I am here to stay only for 3 months but I will put in best efforts to keep your readers engrossed! So, Folks gear up;)

Cricket

IPL 2018: KKR to announce their next captain LIVE on the Star Sports network

IPL 2018: KKR to announce their next captain LIVE on the Star Sports network

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on February 24th, 2018

With dedicated 2 hours of daily time bands for VIVO IPL 2018 programming, Star Sports will now offer KKR and VIVO IPL fans a chance to witness Kolkata Knight Ri ..

Football

Juan Mata says Manchester United focused on Champions League

Juan Mata says Manchester United focused on Champions League

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on February 24th, 2018

The 2018 UEFA Champions League is getting down to the final stages. We’re currently in the middle of the round of 16, which is typically where the contenders ..

Tennis

2018 Australian Open: Federer hikes towards his fourteenth semifinal at the Melbourne Park

2018 Australian Open: Federer hikes towards his fourteenth semifinal at the Melbourne Park

Posted by: Mahalakshmi Murali on January 25th, 2018

The 19-time Swiss legend, Roger Federer, cruised into the semifinals of the 2018 Australian Open by brushing past his longtime Czech rival, Tomas Berdych. The W ..

F1

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on September 26th, 2016

Held on Sept 1st, The Outstanding Speakers’ Bureau (TOSB) Twinterview consisted of sports panelists such as Mark Gallagher (Public Speaker on F1 race), Shayam ..

Boxing

Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker set for huge showdown

Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker set for huge showdown

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on February 15th, 2018

It looks like it will be a scintillating couple of months for fans of elite boxing. There is the prospect of the rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Saul ‘Ca ..

Other Sports

Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker set for huge showdown

Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker set for huge showdown

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on February 15th, 2018

It looks like it will be a scintillating couple of months for fans of elite boxing. There is the prospect of the rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Saul ‘Ca ..

One stop guide to all the latest sports news, reviews, opinions, fixtures and live scores from India and around the world.

Copyright © 2017 | The Sports Mirror