Ireland win toss and bat against India at World Cup

Ireland captain William Porterfield won the toss and opted to bat in the World Cup Pool B match against defending champions India in Napier on Tuesday.

India, who have already qualified for the quarter-finals after four wins in as many matches, kept the same team which beat the West Indies in Perth last week.

Ireland, who need one win from their last two matches to earn a berth in the next round, made one change from the side which defeated Zimbabwe at Hobart with seamer Stuart Thompson replacing spinner Andy McBrine .


India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav

Ireland: William Porterfield (capt), Andrew Balbirnie, Alex Cusack, George Dockrell, Ed Joyce, John Mooney, Kevin O’Brien, Niall O’Brien, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson

Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SRI) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG)

Tv umpire: Johan Cloete (RSA)

Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)

Weather: 26 degrees, cloudy

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