Ireland was said to have generated a giant upset in their opening 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match against West Indies. Now though, they need to put that excitement behind them and move on to win some more. Next up is United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the match will take place at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, but you can watch it streaming live online.
The victory by Ireland over West Indies came by four wickets and it happened back in Match 5 of the World Cup. Now, they are looking past it and need to move forward. Their focus must be on UAE, and it's even being said by BBC that the upset victory is "almost forgotten." Ireland all-rounder Kevin O'Brien said it's time to look ahead.
"Monday is gone - as great a result as it was.United Arab Emirates ended up losing their opener to Zimbabwe by four wickets, and they are looking for a rebound. A victory is needed and they're hoping it comes against Ireland as they don't want to end up 0-2 to start the Cricket World Cup.
"It will mean nothing if we don't win on Wednesday."
Ireland's O'Brien is not going to sell UAE short as he knows they are a good team and will provide stiff competition.
"They really pushed Zimbabwe and it was only very good batting performances from Sean Williams and Craig Ervine that got Zimbabwe over the line.The pitch at Brisbane Cricket Ground is expected to be softened a bit by the local weather, and that could play to Ireland's advantage.
"The UAE have some very good players. Khurram Khan and Swapnil Patil are two very good middle-order batsmen and their bowlers have improved a lot. They have some useful spinners as well."
The match between Ireland vs. United Arab Emirates is scheduled to begin at 1:30 local time (03:30 GMT) on Wednesday, February 25, at the Brisbane Cricket Ground.
ESPN will begin online streaming at 10 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 24, but that is just one option to watch Ireland vs. United Arab Emirates live. ESPN does charge a fee to watch all of the matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, so be aware of that.
Some of the other options include CricHD, PTV Sports, Sky Sports 2, or Star Sports, and these will be good to check out Ireland vs. United Arab Emirates in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. You will be able to enjoy any of these streaming options to watch the match live and not miss a moment of the action.
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