The pressure is all on Bangladesh who must win to retain any real interest in the competition. Has their morale been dumped by the Indian assault on them on Saturday? They have lost 2 times to the Irish in their 6 meetings so far. The Irish should be the hardest of the minnows since the significant majority of their side are full tiem cricketers - and this is step on from their last giant killing exploits in 2007. So for Ireland there is everything to play for. Get Tamim Iqbal, deal with the spin and the pace of the wicket, and they could be in there, their batting looks quite solid with Ed Joyce back from the dark side. Indeed, within themselves Ireland, may be thinking that the matches against England and W Indies are their real tests.
Has this anything to do with Ireland v Bangladesh? No - except that as a player Ian Porterfield was a giant killer. He scored the winner in 1973 FA Cup Final for second division Sunderland against the then mighty Leeds United. So can his namesake be the same giant killing branch of the family?