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India will want to take top spot in Pool B with a win over Ireland in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 matchReuters

India will look to make it five wins on the bounce when they take on Ireland in their first match in New Zealand at this ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

MS Dhoni's men had a great time of it in Australia, winning all four of their matches, and that too convincingly. The closes they came to a loss was in their last match, when the West Indies bowlers gave them a bit of a trouble during the chase of a low score.

However, Dhoni played a captain's innings to shepherd his team home, and with it sealing India's place in the quarterfinals of this World Cup.

With qualification, the first criteria for any team, out of the way, India will now look to lock top spot in Pool B with victory over Ireland, who will be looking for a win of their own to join their opponents of Tuesday in the quarters.

"They have played two to three good games and have a chance to qualify for the knockouts," said India fast bowler on facing Ireland. "They have a good team and we have to play well to beat them and we will try to do well."

The main thing to watch out for India will be the change in conditions. The pitches and the grounds will be nothing like the one in Perth, for instance, the venues they have played their last games in. Therefore, how quickly they adapt to conditions in Hamilton will have a big impact on just how much Ireland can get into the game against the world champions.

"There will be a difference in your thinking when you have to play in a small ground after playing in big grounds for a long time," added Mohit. "You will have to change your lines, but we can't keep thinking too much about the size of the ground.

"It's the same for both teams and we have to concentrate on our strength and try and execute them to the best of our abilities."

If India play to the best of their ability, then it will definitely be a fifth straight win and the number one place in Pool B, but Ireland will hope to catch their opponents cold at Dunedin Park on Tuesday.

"Every next game is our toughest game and now it happens to be India and we are looking forward to it," said Ireland captain William Porterfield. "We are in a good place now and we just have to bring that form.

"We have got two points up for grabs and we are looking to make it four out of five. India have qualified, but I am pretty sure they will be looking to get the top spot in the group as well. I don't expect them to come lightly at us and we will be ready for that."

Ireland picked up their third victory of the CWC against Zimbabwe, a win which was just as fortuitous as it was thrilling, with a few things going their way towards the end of the match. The Luck of the Irish might just have a part to play against India as well, and much depends on what frame of mind India come into Hamilton.

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India vs Ireland is scheduled to begin at 2 pm local time (6.30 am IST, 1 am GMT, 8 pm ET) with live coverage in India on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 3. The Pool B match can also be watched via live streaming online by viewers in India on Star Sports Live Pro and Star Sports online.

Irish viewers and audience in the UK can watch the match live on Sky Sports, with the option to live stream on Sky Go and Watch Sky Sports. US viewers will be able to watch the game live on ESPN while the action can also be live streamed on ESPN Cricket.

Audience in Australia can catch all the action live on Fox Sports and Channel 9 or Foxtel and Cricket Australia Live. Viewers in New Zealand can catch the match live on Sky TV and Sky Go NZ. Audience watch the match live in the Middle East and North Africa will be able to do so on OSN and OSN Play.

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