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February 27, 2019
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AFGH vs IRE Dream11 Prediction | Afghanistan vs Ireland 1st ODI Match Preview, Team News, Playing 11

By Himanshu Sharma

AFGH vs IRE Dream11 Team | Afghanistan vs Ireland 1st ODI Match Prediction

After a 3-0 mauling in the Twenty 20 series, Ireland would hope for a change in fortune when they take on confident Afghanistan in the first of five-match ODI series on Thursday. The T20I series way one-sided, and the Afghans would look to take this opportunity to rehearse for the upcoming Cricket World Cup 2019.

William Porterfield takes over the captaincy duties from Paul Stirling for the ODI series. Tim Murtagh is another who adds to Ireland’s bowling attack which looked toothless in the Twenty 20 series. On the other hand, Shapoor Zadran and Dawlat Zadran come into the Afghani unit to give their bowling more credibility.

Captains react after T20I Series

“Happy to lead the boys. I want to thank the Afghan locals who are here” – Asghar Afghan, Afghanistan Captain

“I think if you get in, you really need to go big. Hopefully down the line we’ll have some more lads learn from Kevin and Andy. We’ve got a few lads coming in for the ODI series, so excited to have them around. We have three days of training.” – Paul Stirling, Ireland Captain

Pitch conditions: Going by the T20Is played at the venue, there is no dearth of runs on this track. Expect a run-fest!

Afghanistan vs Ireland 1st ODI Match Schedule

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun

February 28 at 01:00 PM IST

Head-to-head (last five ODIs)

Afghanistan – 3, Ireland – 2

Form Guide

Afghanistan – T L L W W

Ireland – L W L L W

AFGH vs IRE Team News

Afghanistan Team News: Mohammad Shahzad is expected to return to the fore for Afghanistan.

Ireland Team News: William Porterfield takes over the reign from Paul Stirling for the ODI series.

AFGH vs IRE Playing 11

The probable lineups for Afghanistan vs Ireland 1st ODI

AFGH Playing 11:

Wicket-keeper – Mohammad Shahzad

Batsmen – Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi

All-rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari

Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

IRE Playing 11:

Wicket-keeper – Stuart Poynter

Batsmen – William Porterfield, Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie

All-rounders – Andy McBrine, Kevin O Brien, Simi Singh,

Bowlers – George Dockrell, Tim Murtagh, Peter Chase, Boyd Rankin

ODI series Squads

Afghanistan ODI squad: Asghar Afghan (c), Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Aftab Alam, Dawlat Zadran, Zahir Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Shapoor Zadran, Sayed Shirzad, Fareed Malik, Mohammad Shahzad, Noor Ali Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah and Samiullah Shenwari.

Ireland ODI squad: William Porterfield (c), Barry McCarthy, Tim Murtagh, James McCollum, Kevin O Brien, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker, Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, James Cameron-Dow, George Dockrell and Andy McBrine.

AFGH vs IRE Dream11 Team

Wicket-keeper – Mohammad Shahzad can turn out to be a difficult customer on his day.

Batsmen – We’d go with Paul Stirling and Hazratullah Zazai for the first two batting options. William Porterfield and Asghar Afghan are among other options.

All-rounders – Mohammad Nabi should not be missed given the form he is in.

Bowlers – Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman are the top bowling picks.

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 Dream 11 team news. Kindly revisit before the deadline to get the final update of the AFGH vs IRE Dream11 Prediction.

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Himanshu Sharma

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