MS Dhoni and R Ashwin's unbeaten partnership against the West Indies end helped India defeat the Caribbean side [Getty]

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India take on Ireland in a Group B clash of the 2015 ICC World Cup at Seddon Park, Hamilton, on Tuesday.

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India have qualified for the knockout phase of the World Cup after their nervy win over West Indies last Friday. The latest victory has seen MS Dhoni's side become the second team, after New Zealand to make it to the last eight of the tournament.

During the clash against the Caribbean side, Indian bowlers were very impressive as they rattled the West Indies top order, who were in trouble after having lost seven wickets for 85 runs. However, skipper Jason Holder's half century helped them reach a total of 182 runs.

In reply, India lost wickets at regular intervals, before Dhoni and R Ashwin's 51-run unbeaten partnership saw them win the match by four wickets.

Ed Joyce
Ireland's Ed Joyce plays a shot during their opening match of the 2015 ICC World Cup against the West Indies. Getty

Meanwhile, Ireland come into this fixture after a narrow five-run victory over Zimbabwe. Ed Joyce's 117 and Andy Balbirnie's 97 helped them post a huge total of 337 runs. In reply, the African nation lost wickets early.

However, it was Brendon Taylor's 121 and Sean Williams' 96 that helped them cross the 300-mark, but at the end Ireland bowlers held their nerve and ensured their side won. Ireland face Pakistan after their clash against India.

They will be hoping to defeat the Asian side in order to make their position firm in making it to the next round of the competition. On the other hand, Dhoni and his men will be looking to extend their unbeaten run.


India to win

Betting odds (

  • India to win: 1/11
  • Ireland to win: 13/2

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Possible XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (C&WK), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav. Mohit Sharma.


Possible XI: Williams Porterfield (C), Paul Stirling, Ed Joyce, Niall O'Brien, Andy Balbirnie, Gary Wilson (WK), Kevin O'Brien, John Mooney, Alex Cusack, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine.