Ireland will clash against Afghanistan in the 1st game of the five-match T20I series.
IRE vs AFG: Match Details
- Date – Tuesday, August 09, 2022
- Time – 08:00 PM IST
- Venue – Belfast Stadium
IRE vs AFG: Match Preview:
Ireland will lock horns in the first game of the five-match T20I home series against Afghanistan starting on August 09, Tuesday at Belfast.
The home team Ireland will be led by Andy Balbirnie, who will be accompanied by extremely explosive batters Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, experienced Paul Stirling, Dockrell, and Delany.
Irish bowling under Craig Young and Josh Little will be keen to perform well against the Afghans who also went impressive in the New Zealand series.
On the other hand, Afghanistan will look to get a good start by winning the first game. The visitors have come with an experienced squad in Ireland. Mohammed Nabi will lead the team which has many veteran players like Hazratullah Zazai, Najibullah Zadran, and Hashmatullah Shahidi who will take the charge to score big.
Afghanistan’s bowling is very dangerous under Rashid Khan, Fareed Ahmad Malik, and young Noor Ahmed, who are ready to exploit Ireland’s batting lineup.
Looking towards the current form of both the teams, the Ireland side will be a bit worried as they have lost their last five matches despite performing well with the bat. Whereas, Afghanistan has the momentum in their hand as they have been undefeated in their last five matches.
Match Prediction: Who Will Win The Match? IRE vs AFG
Afghanistan has the winning momentum and therefore will start as favorites in the opener T20I match.
IRE vs AFG Head-to-Head:
- Total – 18
- Ireland – 04
- Afghanistan – 14
- Tied – 0
- No result – 0
IRE vs AFG Team News:
There is no injury update from both the teams.
IRE vs AFG Probable Playing XI:
- Ireland- Andy Balbirnie(c), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Paul Stirling, Dockrell, Delany, Craig Young, Josh Little, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny
- Afghanistan – Hazratullah Zazai, Najibullah Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Afsar Zazai, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Noor Ahmad
Also Read: Scorecard
IRE vs AFG Fantasy XI:
- Wicket-keeper – Lorcan Tucker
- Batters – Andy Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Najibullah Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai
- All-rounders – Paul Stirling, Mohammad Nabi
- Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Craig Young, Josh Little
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