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After a disappointing defeat to Zimbabwe in their first match of the tournament, Ireland bounced back strongly to beat Scotland and two-time champions West Indies to qualify for the Super 12 tournament. T20 World Cup. They have played some excellent cricket so far and the batsmen have stepped up in difficult situations to help the team finish second in what was known to be a group of death.

Farokh Engineer, a former India player, was delighted to see Ireland play an attractive brand of cricket in the first round of the competition. Against West Indies in their previous match, openers Paul Stirling and captain Andrew Belbirnie got Ireland off to a great start which eventually helped the team to a big 9-wicket win, but against the Asian champions in their first Super 12 match, things will not be easy. However, the former Indian spinner is hoping for another quality performance from Ireland against Sri Lanka.

“They got beat. They have two very, very hitters as batsmen. People like Curtis Kaempfer, the all-rounder – Didn’t he take four wickets in four balls? Yes, he is the same guy. This is a rare phenomenon. I hope Ireland get off to a good start (against Sri Lanka),” said Engineer Farokh on BatBricks7 Presents Run Ki Runneeti Show on CricTracker.

Ireland get their bases in T20 World Cup: Farokh Engineer

84-year-old Engineer Farokh believes the Irish team is good enough to dismantle Sri Lanka in their first Super 12 match. He also praised the Andrew Belbirnie-led team for covering all their bases ahead of the Super 12 World T20.

“They have the confidence, they have the ability, they have the tools to do it. They’ve got the batsmen, they’ve got the players, they’ve got the fighting spirit and the whole country is behind them. So there is pressure on them too, but much more pressure on Sri Lanka,” Engineer said on the same show.