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India is the biggest beneficiary from the outcome of England Vs Bangladesh encounter.India are certain to top the table in pool A.All the teams who qualified in Pool A are determined and their positions are yet to be known.Bangladesh is the mostly likely team to occupy number 4 slot from pool A.India would like to play against Bangladesh rather England in case of a crunch game irrespective of current form and conditions.
Ireland is not anonymous for creating upsets.They did it in 2007 by defeating Pakistan which lead to the their elimination.They won against England in 2011 with help of Kevin O,Brain fastest ODI century.Ireland showcased its potential by defeating Zimbabwe and West Indies this summer.They are no match to Indian side but they are expected to be competitive.They are very comfortable with 6 points and a win against India will ensure their quarters berth.Even if they lose against India ,they will have one more chance with the match against Pakistan.Ireland had history of defeating Pakistan in WC 2007.
India ,After 3months pathetic Australian tour had suddenly became cynosure of the tournament by gaining winning ways.They won all the matches played till now,NZ are the only other team in this tournament to do so.Rohit sharma who was the only Indian batsman came into this tournament with form but,he is yet to make an Impact in this big event.All the other players castigated their bad form and making their contributions.This is a wonderful opportunity for him to make it big once again.His form is pivotal for India in knock outs.
India cannot be complacent against Ireland as they have good entourage like Edjoyce,Sterling and O’Brien brothers.They are capable of creating upsets. They are one step away from quarters.Even rain god can help them at this juncture as one point can take them to knock outs.NZ who are certain to top the table from pool A will certainly wish to play against Ireland in Quarters
“It does make a difference and have a small effect on your mindset, you have to change your line a little, but we are not going to fret much about it, whatever is there is there, it is the same for both the teams.”
India seamer Mohit Sharma
“Been a pretty good mood in the camp throughout and obviously winning helps. Being three from four is a nice position to be in. Like any other game we’ll be looking for a win and to make it four from five tomorrow.”
Ireland captain William Porterfield.
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt, wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav.
Ireland: William Porterfield (capt), Paul Stirling, Ed Joyce, Andrew Balbirnie, Niall O’ Brien, Kevin O’ Brien, Gary Wilson (wk), John Mooney, Alex Cusack, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine.