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| On May 18, 2019 9:15 PM IST

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


AFGH vs IRE Dream11 Prediction | Ireland vs Afghanistan Match Preview | Fantasy Team & Team News

Afghanistan will face Ireland next in their build-up to the ICC Cricket World Cup which is approaching fast. The Asian team had earlier played two One Day Internationals against Scotland to get accustomed to British conditions and warm up for the big upcoming event. Afghanistan will need to bring their best game to the ICC World Cup as many teams would think of them as a soft target.

However, they have the quality to upset a few of the big guns at the biggest stage in international cricket. That is what they must be aiming to prepare for and these matches against Scotland and Ireland should serve the purpose. Ireland are a budding team in the cricket arena, but on their home turf, they can be a resilient team to test the Asian team.

Nonetheless, Afghanistan will take confidence from the fact that Ireland have been abysmal recently and they have not won any of their last 4 matches.

Match Details: Competition – One Day International Matches Series 

Venue – Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast 

Date & Time – 19th May, 03:15 PM IST

Last 5 Matches

Won by Afghanistan – 2 | Won by Ireland – 2 | No Result – 1

AFGH vs IRE Dream11 Team News

  • Ireland have made one change to their 14-man squad which played in the Tri-series. Tyron Kane has replaced Josh Little.

Afghanistan Squad

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

Ireland Squad

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

TOSS: Afghanistan won the toss and elected to field

Playing Teams

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

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

AFGH vs IRE Dream11 Fantasy Team

Fantasy picks from Afghanistan

Rahmat Shah | Mohammad Nabi | Rashid Khan

  • Rahmat Shah is one of the best batsmen for Afghanistan and he showed that in the last match against Scotland where he scored a century.
  • Mohammad Nabi is the most versatile and experienced player in Afghanistan’s Squad. He is coming off a productive IPL campaign.
  • Rashid Khan is currently ranked as the third best bowler in the ODIs and he will be a big threat to opponent batsmen.

Fantasy picks from Ireland

Paul Stirling | Andre Balbirnie | Boyd Rankin

  • Paul Stirling is a very accomplished all-rounder and he would make a sensible choice to have in the dream team.
  • Andre Balbirnie had a good Tri-Series despite his team failing miserably.
  • Boyd Rankin is usually among wickets and he can trouble Afghanistan batsmen in home conditions.


Fantasy Team


Wicketkeeper – M Shahzad

Batsmen – A Balbirnie, A Afghan, R Shah, S Shenwari

All-Rounders – K O’Brien, P Stirling, M Nabi

Bowlers – T Kane, B Rankin, Rashid Khan

Captain – R Shah

Vice Captain – P Stirling


Shorya Panwar

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