ICC World Cup 2011: Quarter-finals

The dust has settled on the final games of the opening stage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 –  Zimbabwe defeated Kenya by 161 runs and the West Indies collapsed against India when in a commanding position.

The group tables are now complete and the line-up for the knock-out quarter-final stage is as follows.

23 March Pakistan v West Indies, first quarter-final, Mirpur (d/n)
Play starts 0830 GMT

24 March India v Australia, second quarter-final, Ahmedabad (d/n)
Play starts 0900 GMT

25 March South Africa v New Zealand, third quarter-final, Mirpur (d/n)
Play starts 0830 GMT

26 March Sri Lanka v England, fourth quarter-final, Colombo (d/n)
Play starts 0900 GMT

Ireland’s performance during the ICC World Cup has not gone unrewarded.  Ireland have gained  a place in the Reliance ICC ODI Championship table and are now ranked 10th. 

Ireland fast bowler, Trent Johnston, has also moved up 8 places to claim 12th position in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI bowlers.