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AFGH vs IRE Dream11 Match Prediction | 1st ODI, Squads, Fantasy Team News

By David

AFGH vs IRE Dream11 1st ODI Match Prediction | Afghanistan vs Ireland

Ireland will be hosting Afghanistan for 2 ODIs which will kick-off from May 19th at the Civil Service Cricket Club in Belfast. The final ODI between these two sides will be played at the same venue on May 21st.

Afghanistan are coming into this series after pummeling Scotland in their own backyard by 1-0 in a 2-match series. The first ODI was washed out due to rain but Afghanistan managed a win in the second ODI to claim the series.

Ireland, on the other hand, are coming into this series after a disastrous triangular series which involved Bangladesh and Windies as the other teams. They could not secure a single win in the series and they would love to shrug off their disappointments and start fresh here.

Head to Head (last 5 matches)

Ireland won: 02

Afghanistan won: 02

No Result: 01

Match Schedule

Afghanistan vs Ireland

Venue: Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast

Time: May 19, 03:15 PM

Afghanistan vs Ireland News

  • Ireland have made only one change to their ODI squad which featured in the triangular series.
  • Seamer Tyron Kane has been called up in place of Joshua Little who has been rested.
  • Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi who missed the series against Scotland due to their IPL commitments are back in the fray for Afghanistan.
  • However, after heavy workload in the IPL, it would be interesting to see if they make it to the playing11.

Afghanistan squad to face Ireland:

Gulbadin Naib (C), Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Noor Ali Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hamid Hassan, Rashid Khan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Aftab Alam, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Shahzad, Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Nabi, Dawlat Zadran.

Ireland squad to face Afghanistan:

William Porterfield (C), Lorcan Tucker, Andrew Balbirnie, James McCollum, Tim Murtagh, Gary Wilson, George Dockrell, Tyrone Kane, Paul Stirling, Boyd Rankin, Andrew McBrine, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Kevin O’Brien.

TOSS: Afghanistan won the toss and opted to field

Ireland – Andrew BalbirnieWilliam Porterfield (c), Tim Murtagh, James McCollum, Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Mark Adair, Gary Wilson, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Boyd Rankin

Afghanistan – Mohammad Nabi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Asghar Afghan, Gulbadin Naib (c), Rahmat Shah, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Shahzad

Players in focus

  • Former Afghanistan skipper Asghar Afghan has been batting really well off late. He has got three fifty-plus scores out of his last 4 innings with the highest being 82* which came against Ireland when the last time these two teams squared-off.
  • Afghan’s Wicket-keeper batsmen Mohd Shahzad has scored 4 half-centuries against this opponent from 17 innings. In total, he has 429 runs against Ireland averaging 25.23.
  • Rahmat Shah’s average against Ireland is 35.54 and has scored 711 runs in 21 innings against this opponent. He scored a ton against Scotland in Afghanistan’s last ODI.
  • Andrew Balbirnie’s last 5 innings has seen him scoring a hundred and a fifty. Against Afghanistan, he has a healthy average of 40.71 which includes four fifties and a hundred.
  • Rashid Khan’s wicket tally against Ireland is amazing. He has 46 wickets from just 21 matches against this opponent with his best figures being 6 for 43.

AFGH vs IRE Dream11 Team Prediction

Mohammad Shahzad

Andrew Balbirnie

James McCollum

Asghar Afghan

Rahmat Shah

Hazratullah Zazai

Paul Stirling

Gulbadin Naib

Rashid Khan

Boyd Rankin

Mujeeb-ur-Rahman

Captain/vice-captain picks: M Shahzad, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie

David

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