Sunday 22 October 2017

Cricket: Porterfield eager to cut out silly errors

WILLIAM PORTERFIELD wants Ireland to cut out the "schoolboy errors" against Bangladesh in Belfast today (5.0) as they bid to draw level in the three-match T20 international series.

"We were off the mark in all three disciplines of the game," admitted captain Porterfield as he reflected on Ireland's 71-run defeat in the opening game on Wednesday. "We didn't execute our plans with the ball and made a series of schoolboy errors in the field that probably cost us 15 runs alone, but I'm confident we can put it right in the next two games."

George Dockrell -- the most economical bowler in T20 internationals -- missed Wednesdays's match because he was captaining the U-19s against England in preparation for next month's World Cup. He is likely to play in the final two games of the series, and there could also be a place in the line-up for Middlesex seam bowler Tim Murtagh.

Irish Independent

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