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.
Ireland won: 02
Afghanistan won: 02
No Result: 01
Afghanistan vs Ireland
Venue: Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast
Time: May 19, 03:15 PM
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.
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
Captain/vice-captain picks: M Shahzad, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie