Every game is a must win from here, says Ireland captain

A win for Ireland, who are fifth in the standings with two points, would put them in with a good chance of making the quarter-finals as they play the Netherlands last after their game against South Africa. Porterfield insists the Ireland team has grown both in confidence and experience.

“It is a big game. We know that. Obviously we got three games left. And have to win at least two of them. Every game is a must win from here. We have a massive game for ourselves,” Porterfield said on the eve of the match.

“We are a very confident side. This side has a lot more experience and lot more confident in their own abilities. We have grown with the experience and stature.”

Porterfield said they will take a call on their strike bowler Trent Johnson, who is nursing an injured knee, on the morning of the match. Johnston injured his knee after he tripped on his follow-through in the match against India in Bangalore Sunday.

“He (Johnson) bowled a couple of overs in the nets today. He is keen to play the game. We will assess his fitness again and take a call on him on the morning of the match," said the skipper.

Porterfield said his team is not perturbed by the strengths of their opponents and will go with the same attitude they had taken in their previous three games.

“They (West Indies) have a lot of danger men at the top. They have a pretty strong batting line up. In bowling, they've got a mixture. They have a bit of pace in (Kemar) Roach and good variation with the spin with the height of Sulieman Benn and the pace from Darren Sammy.

“But we've got our strengths too, like fielding, and we got to stick to them. We got to go out and play as we have been playing the last three games," he said.

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