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AFGH vs IRE Dream11 Prediction 2nd ODI | Afghanistan vs Ireland Team News, Playing 11


AFGH vs IRE Dream11 Team | Afghanistan vs Ireland, 2nd ODI

AFGH vs IRE Match Prediction Tips | Who Will Win Today Match

Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast, August 29 at 03:15 PM IST

In a low scoring affair, Ireland went down against the visitors in the first ODI at Belfast by 29 runs as they were unable to chase down a modest total of 227 runs set up by the visitors. the match was expected to be a thriller with both sides coming good, but things weren’t the same as expected as the match turned out to be a pale one.

Batting first, Afghanistan on the back of a defiant knock from Gulabdin Naib carve to 227 for the loss of 9 wickets in their 50 overs mark. Hashmatullah Shahidi also contributed valiantly with a knock of 54 runs from 82 deliveries which included 3 fours, the duo put on a much needed 77 for the fourth wicket before the former was out for a well-made 64 off 98 deliveries which included 6 fours.

Tim Murtagh was the pick of the bowlers as he got 4 scalps to his name after giving away just 31 runs in his quota of 10 overs, Boyd Rankin was his partner in crime as he bagged 3 for 44 in 10 overs. The chase did not go well for the Irishmen as they lost 3 wickets at the score of 53 runs, Andrew Balbirnie was the lone warrior with the bat as he was able to surpass the score of 50 and scored a much needed 55. Gary Wilson also contributed well with 38 to his name but it was not enough for the home side to pull off a victory.

A loss in the opening game meant that the Irishmen find themselves in a must-win situation here as the three-match series will see a decisive lead if Afghanistan wins this game. Ireland will look to battle the odds and avenge themselves in this match by shrugging off their abhorrent run of form.

Read on for AFGH vs IRE Dream11 Team News and Afghanistan vs Ireland team news and playing 11.


AFGH vs IRE Team News

  • With the completion of a one-match ban, wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Shehzad is expected to make his way in the Afghanistan team.
  • Some changes in the Irish line-up is expected after their dismal run of form continued in the first ODI as well.


AFGH vs IRE Playing 11

Speaking of the AFGH vs IRE Playing 11, here’s how the two sides can line-up.

Afghanistan playing 11 (Probable):

Wicket-keeper: Mohammad Shahzad

Batsmen: Asghar Stanikzai(c), Hazratullah Zazai, Hasmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, Gulabdin Naib

All-rounders: Mohammad Nabi

Bowlers: Mujeeb ur Rahman, Aftab Alam, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran (Doubt: Wafadar)


Ireland playing 11 (Probable):

Wicket-keeper: Niall O’Brien

Batsmen: Gary Wilson, Paul Stirling, William Porterfield(c), Andy Balbirnie

All-rounders: Simi Singh, Kevin O’Brien, Andy McBrine

Bowlers: Tim Murtagh, Peter Chase, Boyd Rankin (Doubt: George Dockrell)


AFGH vs IRE Squads

Afghanistan: Asghar Stanikzai (c), Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad, Samiullah Shinwari, Dawlat Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Wafadar Momand, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Ihsanullah, Rahmat Shah, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aftab Alam, Sayed Shirzad, Javed Ahmadi, Gulbadin Naib.

Ireland: William Porterfield(c), Kevin O Brien, Niall O’Brien(wk), Peter Chase, Andrew Balbirnie, Gary Wilson, Paul Stirling, Tim Murtagh, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Andy McBrine, James Shannon, David Delany, Simi Singh.


AFGH vs IRE Key Players


  • Batters like Hasmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Gulabdin Naib and Rahmat Shah are the ones who would be responsible for taking the visitors to a good score.
  • The spin duo of Mujeeb and Rashid claimed 3 wickets between them, whereas Aftab Alam bowled economical and got 2 scalps to his name in the last match.



  • Ireland’s batting will depend on Andy Balbirnie who got a fifty in the last game and the likes of Paul Stirling and Gary Wilson.
  • All-rounder Kevin O’Brien showed some glimpse of his batting as he got 22 off 31 before getting run-out unluckily, he would be mulling to put up a good show with his all-round abilities.
  • The bowling onus would be on, Tim Murtagh who got a 4-fer in the last game, Boyd Rankin who claimed 3 wickets in the last outing and Peter Chase.


Note: This AFGH vs IRE Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your playing 11 from the squad listed above basis Afghanistan vs Ireland team news.


AFGH vs IRE Dream11 Team


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Akshay Singh

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