Dehradun, March 10, Sunday at 01:00 PM IST
So, Afghanistan leads the five-match ODI series by 2-1 with the fifth and final ODI scheduled to be played tomorrow at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. The fifth ODI or the series decider will begin at 01:00 PM IST in the afternoon.
After facing 4 wickets defeat in the 3rd ODI, Afghanistan showed characters in the 4th ODI and posted a fighting total of 223 on the board after a shaky start. At one time, Afghanistan were reduced to 81-6 but the fifties from Asghar Afghan (54), Mohammad Nabi (64) and Rashid Khan (52) resurrected the innings to 223 in 49.1 overs.
In reply, Ireland got bowled out for 114 runs in total in 35.3 overs, falling short by 109 runs. Aftab Alam was the pick of the bowler for Afghanistan, finishing at (4-25). Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Aftab Alam returned with two wickets each.
Can Ireland bounce back to grab a win and level the series? Will wait and watch! Till then let’s have a look at the playing11 and fantasy picks.
Afghanistan – W, L, NR, W
Ireland- L, W, NR, L
The probable AFGH vs IRE playing 11 is listed below.
Wicketkeeper: Mohammad Shahzad/I Ikram Khan
Batsmen: H Zazai, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, N Zadran, Asghar Afghan (c)
All-rounder: Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Dawlat Zadran/Aftab Alam
Wicketkeeper: Stuart Poynter
Batsmen: Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, William Porterfield (c)
All-rounder: Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Kevin O Brien
Bowlers: George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Tim Murtagh, James Cameron-Dow
Zahir Khan, Karim Janat, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Hazratullah Zazai, Samiullah Shenwari, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Asghar Afghan(c), Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Usman Ghani, Najeeb Tarakai, Mohammad Nabi, Fareed Malik, Sayed Shirzad, Ziaur Rahman
Andy McBrine, Andrew Balbirnie, Boyd Rankin, James Shannon, George Dockrell, Paul Stirling(c), Joshua Little, Simi Singh, Stuart Poynter, Peter Chase, Shane Getkate, Kevin O Brien, Harry Tector, Stuart Thompson, Lorcan Tucker
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Fantasy picks from Afghanistan
Asghar Afghan and H Zazai are amongst the leading run scorers for the side
Skipper Afghan has amassed 144 runs in 4 innings and H Zazai has scored140 runs in 4 innings
Mujeeb Ur Rahman has 6 scalps in his bag while Dawlat Zadran has picked 5 wickets in total
Fantasy picks from Ireland
With 147 runs in 3 innings, Andrew Balbirnie is the leading run scorer in the series
Paul Stirling, G Dockrell, and K O Brien will have to show support in the batting
Boyd Rankin with 7 scalps is the leading wicket-taker in the series
George Dockrell has 6 scalps while A McBrine has 5 scalps in his bag
Afghanistan XI: Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan (capt), Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Zahir Khan, Shapoor Zadran
Ireland XI: William Porterfield (capt), Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie, Simi Singh, Kevin O’Brien, George Dockrell, Stuart Poynter (wk), Andy McBrine, James Cameron-Dow, Tim Murtagh, Boyd Rankin
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 AFGH vs IRE team news. Kindly revisit before the deadline to get the final update of the AFGH vs IRE Dream11 Prediction. Also, hit the bell icon on the bottom right side of your screen to get all the latest Dream11 Prediction updates.