AFG vs IRE Halaplay Prediction | Afghanistan vs Ireland 2nd T20 Match Preview | Team News & Fantasy Team
Afghanistan have taken the lead in 3-match T20 series by beating Ireland in the first match. The Afghans would take the initiative and try to win the 2nd match tomorrow to wrap up the series at the earliest. Ireland and Afghanistan are both on tour to India where they will play 3 T20s and 5 ODIs against each other.
Venue – Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun
Date & Time – 23rd Feb | 06:30 PM IST
There were no clear favourites when Afghanistan and Ireland came face to face in the first T20 match of the series. That proved to be the case as the match was decided deep into the very last over. Batting first, Ireland posted 132 runs on the board to give a substantial score to chase. Stuart Poynter and George Dockrell did well to take Ireland to the score that they managed to mount.
Afghanistan stuttered in the beginning before their middle order steadied the ship to guide them to the first win of the tournament. It must be said that the Afghans were a tad lucky as Thompson, Irish bowler, pulled his hamstring to exit the match before Nabi was found in a culpable position of being LBW and probably was saved by the unavailability of DRS.
The latest win for Afghanistan has extended their winning streak over Ireland even further. The Afghans haven’t lost a single match against the Irish since 2013. Understandably, Afghanistan would like to continue their winning run to win the series in the next match tomorrow.
Ireland, on the other hand, would seek to end their horrible record against Afghanistan and register a win to stay alive in the tournament.
Afghanistan: Asghar Afghan (c), Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Shafiqullah Shafiq (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Sayed Shirzad, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Usman Ghani, Najeeb Tarakai, Farid Malik, Rashid Khan, Zahir Khan, Karim Janat, Hazratullah Zazai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ziaur Rahman
Ireland: Boyd Rankin, Kevin O Brien, Paul Stirling (c), George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, James Shannon, Andrew Balbirnie, Stuart Poynter (wk), Stuart Thompson, Andy McBrine, Peter Chase, Joshua Little, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Simi Singh
Key Players –
Mohammad Nabi | Asghar Afghan | Rashid Khan | PR Stirling | KJ O’Brien | PKD Chase | WB Rankin