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Ireland are not moving in the right direction despite what Andrew Balbirnie says and now selectors could be forced into a rethink

Ian Callender


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Ireland have been left to mull over the wreckage of their T20 World Cup exit at the hands of Namibia. Pic: INPHO/Pankaj Nangia

Ireland have been left to mull over the wreckage of their T20 World Cup exit at the hands of Namibia. Pic: INPHO/Pankaj Nangia

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Ireland have been left to mull over the wreckage of their T20 World Cup exit at the hands of Namibia. Pic: INPHO/Pankaj Nangia

It’s hard to defend the indefensible but that was what Andrew Balbirnie had to do last Friday night at the lowest point of his captaincy reign.

Since taking over in November 2019, Ireland have enjoyed wins against West Indies, England and Zimbabwe, and Balbirnie rightly praised his team but, within minutes of their emphatic eight wickets defeat by Namibia which saw them crash out of the T20 World Cup, Balbirnie insisted the side were “moving in the right direction”.


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