India Vs Ireland world cup 2011Group B just got a whole lot tougher to compete in. Teams which had put Ireland down as a push-over have another think coming, and when India takes them on in Bengaluru on Sunday, they will have to bring close to their best. While David had defeated Goliath with a modest slingshot, England were felled on Wednesday courtesy the brute force of Kevin O'Brien's sledgehammer and John Mooney's all-round sagacity.
Ireland have been placed on an unprecedented high, appearing to have set foot on the first rung of a far-reaching ladder. While MS Dhoni is not one to take off-field controversy (he was admonished by ICC official Dave Richardson for critiquing the UDRS) into games, he has issues of mediocre bowling and fielding to resolve. Whatever recuperative plans he may have set for the Ireland fixture will have called for drastic revision after what Ireland showed against England.