Ireland captain William Porterfield said that the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) decision to reduce the number of teams in the upcoming editions of ICC Cricket World Cup was  disappointing. Ireland, who are coming at the back of a convincing win against West Indies in their opening match of the tournament are currently aiming to get to the quarter final of the World Cup for the first time in history, according to Porterfield. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: POINTS TABLE

Porterfield says that his team have played just nine matches in the last four years and claims that Ireland have not been enough chances to prove themselves against top teams. Porterfield believes that n a given day, when it’s 11 versus 11, it can turn out to be anybody’s game. Ireland still have to win a couple of games to have a chance of making it to the last eight.  ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: SCHEDULE & MATCH DETAILS

Ireland have a history of beating some of the top teams in the previous World Cups, having defeated Pakistan in the 2007 edition and England in the 2011 World Cup.  ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Complete Coverage