Never really seen or heard much of him playing. He plays in the Leinster leagues AFAIK. From what i gather, he's a good player for his age, but nothing outstanding.
Tbh, i doubt that 250 would be a good score for them. That's if they get there. They obviously have the raw talent to get there but it's all about the temperament the players have. Obviously playing here compared to playing in Malaysia will present its different challenges, weather and climate wise and also the wickets. Irish wickets are generally slow and low, so most will have techniques built around that. This, possibly, could present a challange for the batmen, but if they're willing to hang around and get to 220, 250 etc then their technique should improve adapting to the wickets they have in Malaysia.
Day 2 Warm-ups
South Africa 107-1 d Namibia 106
Australia 60-0 d Zimbabwe 57
West Indies 177-6 d Sri Lanka 174
Nepal 256-8 d Bermuda 63
Phew! Bermuda! Nervous times ahead! The Americas qualifying region isn't so strong at junior level comapred to Europe, Asia, East Asia Pacific and Africa.
Still, to lose by 188 runs to a fellow associate is scary.
Wow, we massacred the Zimmers. Good to see Phil Hughes in the runs and Steve Smith in the wickets with 5/21. Great figures.
Dwayne Bravo's brother Daren scored 45 not out and took 2/3 with his medium pace to lead the Windies to victory against SL.
The Windies rested star batsman Adrian Barath and captain Shamarh Brooks yet they still won, so that is promising.
Day 3 Warm-ups
Pakistan 204-5 d Bangladesh 203
Malaysia 201-7 d PNG 142
India 225-4 d England 219-8
New Zealand 314-9 d Ireland 133
India and Pakistan looking strong. Awful effort from Ireland.
Good result for NZ. Usually our U19 sides seem to only just get over the line but they came close against India and they dismissed Ireland easily, so good to see.
Australia certainly smashed zimbabwe,they won't do any good a bunch of no names.
New Zealand shoudl at least make the quarter finals.
Disappointing from Ireland. Paul Stirling showing his class though with a quick 72. Hopefully this isn't the last of him at the WC.
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Final Day Warm-ups
West Indies 160-5 d Australia 159
Zimbabwe 206-7 d Nepal 205-8
Namibia 224 d Bermuda 122
Sri Lanka 224 d South Africa 201
Windies won both warm up matches against quality teams comfortably.
The Aussies crumbled against the spin combo of Brooks and Permaul who have both had FC experience. Are they weak against spin? Certainly looks like it.
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