Though Ireland hasn't played too many matches against the major cricket-playing nations since the 2007 ICC World Cup, their captain William Porterfield says his squad is improving with every game. Porterfield believes Ireland has a well-balanced squad and his players are in good shape going into the World Cup. The Irish captain feels India and Sri Lanka are favourites to win the 2011 World Cup. Excerpts from an interview with Yahoo! Cricket:
Ireland has been placed in a tough group for the 2011 World Cup alongside the likes of India, South Africa and England. Is Ireland confident of progressing to the knockout stages?
Yeah we are confident of atleast progressing to the quarter-finals. It will then be a question of kicking on from there. The World Cup in the subcontinent will be a different experience altogether. If we can prepare well beforehand, we can definitely do well.
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