AFG vs IRE Dream11: Asghar Afghan's return as the captain of the national side was celebrated with a win over Ireland by 11 runs (DL Method) n the first T20I. It is now time for the second match of the series which will be played again at the Greater Noida Sports Complex in Greater Noida.
Talking about the first match, rain made its appearance again and again in the match due to which the second innings was cut-short to 11-overs per side. Batting first, Ireland scored a formidable 172 for the loss of 6 wickets courtesy a swashbuckling 60 from Paul Stirling.
The target was definitely challenging with rain gods making appearances throughout the course. However, Afghanistan got the right direction from the start and banking on healthy contributions from Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaaz, Samiullah Shinwari and Najibullah Zadran the Afghan's registered 11-runs victory over their counterparts.
Here, we have come up with match prediction, team news, possible playing elevens and fantasy picks for AFG vs IRE Dream11 prediction.
Greater Noida Sports Complex, Greater Noida, 08th March at 02:00 PM IST
Afghanistan won: 04
Ireland won: 00
No result: 01
06th Mar 2020: Ireland 172/6 (20 Overs) lost to Afghanistan 133/5 (15 Overs) by 11 runs (DL Method).
Here we come up with Dream11 Fantasy cricket prediction and team news.
Not many changes are expected to take place after a good win in the last encounter.
Injuries/Unavailable: No unavailabilities
Possible combination: Hazratullah Zazai and Rahmanullah Gurbaz will open the innings for Afghanistan followed by Karim Janat, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran and Samiullah Shinwari.
Shapoor Zadran, Gulbadin Naib and Rashid Khan will be the foremost bowling choices. Mujeeb-ur-Rahman was taken to the cleaners in the last game and might lose his place to Qais Ahmed.
Afghanistan Playing 11- (Expected)
Rashid Khan, Shapoor Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hazratullah Zazai, Karim Janat, Asghar Afghan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman/Qais Ahmed, Gulbadin Naib, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran
Few changes are expected to take place for Ireland after a loss in the last game.
Unavailable: No unavailabilities
Probable combination: Paul Stirling and Kevin O'Brien will once again open the innings for Ireland followed by Andrew Balbirnie the skipper, Harry Tector and Gareth Delany.
Lorcan Tucker might make way for another wicket-keeper batsman Stephen Doheny, whereas, Shane Getkate might come in for Joshua Little.
Ireland Playing 11- (Expected)
Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie, Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Simi Singh, Lorcan Tucker/Stephen Doheny, Craig Young, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Joshua Little/Shane Getkate
Andrew Balbirnie (c), Stephen Doheny, Boyd Rankin, Lorcan Tucker, Joshua Little, Kevin O'Brien, Harry Tector, Craig Young, Gareth Delany, Simi Singh, Gary Wilson, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Paul Stirling, Barry McCarthy.
Ashgar Afghan (c), Usman Ghani, Samiullah Shenwari, Naveen ul Haq, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Shapoor Zadran, Qais Ahmad, Azmatullah Omarzai, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Najibullah Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai
Hazratullah Zazai: 542 runs from 14 innings in T20Is striking at 162.27.
Najibullah Zadran: 960 runs from 49 innings in T20Is striking at 140.35.
Mohammad Nabi: 1316 runs from 70 T20I innings and 69 wickets.
Rashid Khan: 87 wickets from 46 matches in T20Is.
Paul Stirling: 2112 runs from 75 T20I innings striking at 139.77.
Kevin O'Brien: 1627 runs from 87 T20I innings striking at 135.80.
Gareth Delany: 392 runs from 19 T20I innings striking at 153.72 and 16 wickets.
Simi Singh: 182 runs from 21 innings and 19 wickets.
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