I don’t really get cricket. Growing up in Ireland, it was always seen as a British game and the Irish national squad was a bit of a joke. Barring a 1969 win over perennial powerhouse, the West Indies, nothing of note every really happened. Things are now, however, apparently getting interesting. In 1996 Ireland became the inaugural winners of the European Championships and in 2005 a defeat in the ICC
Trophy resulted in a World Cup berth seeded 13 of 16. Which brings us to this week.
On Thursday the squad drew with 9th seeds Zimbabwe. Yesterday, they beat a 4th seed Pakistani squad. Next up? On Friday they meet the West Indies who are seeded 6th.
The apocalypse is officially upon us. Everybody panic!