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AFGH vs IRE Dream11 Prediction 2nd ODI Preview, Team News, Playing11

By Dheeraj Singh @Cric_kette

Afghanistan Tour of Ireland, 2019 | AFGH vs IRE Dream11 2nd ODI Match Prediction

Afghanistan vs Ireland 2nd ODI Match Preview | Who Will Win Today Match

Belfast, March 21, Tuesday at 03:15 PM IST

With an all-round show with bat and ball, the hosts – Ireland handed Afghanistan 72 runs drubbing at the Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast in the first ODI on Sunday. Both the teams will reload on Tuesday noon for the second ODI  at the same venue. The defeat comes as a big jolt for Afghanistan who is preparing for the mega event – CWC 2019 which is slated to start in just a couple of days.

The match will begin at 03:15 PM IST.

Previous Game:

Ireland {210-10 in 48.5 overs} handed Afghanistan {138-10 in 35.4 overs} 72 runs defeat.

Top contributors from Ireland with the bat- Paul Stirling (71 off 94) & William Porterfield (53 off 83)

Top contributors from Ireland with the ball – Mark Adair (4-19 in 6.4 overs) & Boyd Rankin (3-40 in 7 overs)

Top contributors from Afghanistan with the bat- Asghar Afghan – (29 off 51) & Mohammad Nabi (27 off 25)

Top contributors from Afghanistan with the ball – Aftab Alam (3-28 in 7.5 overs) & Dawlat Zadran (3-35 in 7 overs)

Read more: Massive blow to Bangladesh; all-rounder down with an injury

Pitch Report :

While there’s no rain forecasted, the weather, however, is again expected to be chilly. In the previous game, we witnessed pacers getting extra favour from the surface and something similar is expected again. The pacers from both sides accounted for 16 wickets in total.

Venue Stats:

Avg 1st inn score: 188

Avg 2nd inn score: 185

Highest Total: 301/7 (50 Ov) by Eng vs IRE

Lowest Total: 96/10 (20 Ov) by IRE vs PAK

Highest Chased: 245/6 (49.3 Ov) by RSA vs IND

Lowest Defended: 148/9 (50 Ov) by IRE vs Ken

Last five encounters-

Ireland – 03

Afghanistan – 01

AFGH vs IRE Team News:

  • Mark Adair (4-19) and Boyd Rankin (3-40) returned with impressive bowling figures for the hosts and will again be the key in bowling
  • Tim Murtagh and Andy McBrine bowled six maidens between them and are sure shot starters for opening the bowling attack for Ireland
  • Opener Paul Stirling and skipper William Porterfield slammed the fifties for the hosts
  • William Porterfield is looking good after his long odd run. The skipper also scored 94 in Ireland’s final tri-series game against Bangladesh
  • M Nabi, Asghar Afghan and skipper Gulbadin Naib managed to reach 20 runs mark but weren’t able to score completely freely
  • There are no injury concerns on either side and we might witness the same playing combinations

Head to Head

Total – 28

Afghanistan -12

Ireland – 13


Ireland have won the toss and will bowl first

George Dockrell misses out from Ireland. Barry McCarthy comes in.

Mohammad Nabi and H Zazai missing out from Afghanistan

Nazibullah Zadran and Noor Ali come in.

AFGH vs IRE Playing 11:

The probable AFGH vs IRE playing 11 is listed below.


Wicketkeeper: Mohammad Shahzad

Batsmen: Hashmatullah Shahidi, N Zadran, Noor Ali, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan

All-rounder: Gulbadin Naib (c),

Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam


Wicketkeeper: Gary Wilson

Batsmen: Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, William Porterfield (c), J McCollum

All-rounder: Mark Adair, Kevin O Brien

Bowlers: Barry McCarthy, Boyd Rankin, Andy McBrine, Tim Murtagh

Read more: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Team-by-team guide to all 10 sides



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


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

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AFGH vs IRE Dream11 Team:

Afghanistan –

Former Afghanistan skipperAsghar Afghan averages 24.00 in ODIs and has 11 fifties and one hundred in 96 innings. He scores with the rate of 65.35 and has returned on a duck on 6 occasions.

Ashgar Afghan has slammed 715 runs with an average of 32.50 in the 25 innings against Ireland. He has one hundred, three fifties and three ducks.  .17

M Shahzad has an ODI average of 33.58 but against Ireland, the opener averages just 23.94 and has scored 431 runs in 18 innings. This year he has amassed 111 runs in 5 innings, including a fifty.

Mohammad Nabi averages 21.41 with the bat against Ireland with 471 runs in 23 innings

Rashid Khan has picked 4 wickets four times against Ireland. He also has his second-best outing against Ireland with the ball, returning with 6-43. In the previous game also, he returned with 2 scalps.


William Porterfield has amassed 508 runs in 24 innings against Afghanistan with an average of 21, including a fifty and a hundred. He also scored 94 in Ireland’s final tri-series game against Bangladesh

Paul Stirling, who averages 36.64 in ODIs, loves batting against Afghanistan. Stirling has amassed 1032 runs in 25 innings against Afghanistan with an average of 40+. He has slammed 9 fifties and 1 ton against Afghanistan.

Andrew Balbirnie has an average of 38.27 against Afghanistan and has managed 574 runs in 18 innings. This year, he has scored 432 runs in 9 innings with an average of 54.00

In bowling, Andy McBrine, Tim Murtagh, Mark Adair and Boyd Rankin will be the key. Mark Adair and Boyd Rankin bagged 7 wickets in total while Andy McBrine and Tim Murtagh bowled six maidens in the first game.

M Nabi and H Zazai are missing out from today’s clash

George Dockrell is not playing today

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Dheeraj Singh @Cric_kette

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