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March 4, 2019
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AFG vs IRE Halaplay Prediction | 3rd ODI Match Preview | Team News & Fantasy Team

By Shorya Panwar

AFG vs IRE Halaplay Prediction | Afghanistan vs Ireland 3rd ODI Match Preview | Team News & Fantasy Team

Afghanistan will take on Ireland in the 3rd ODI of the 5-match series tomorrow. Earlier, the 2nd one day international of the tournament was washed out by rain. The Afghans will now aim to win the 3rd match and establish a 2-0 lead which will be unassailable.

Match Details:

Venue – Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Date & Time – 5th March | 01:00 PM IST

The AFG vs IRE Halaplay Match Preview

Ireland proved to be no match for Afghanistan in the T20 series where they were hammered 3-0 in the series. The One Day International series seems to be no different as the Europeans have shown no significant improvement. Afghanistan had won the first ODI with ease before the second match was abandoned due to rain.

Afghanistan and Ireland were deemed to be close competitors before the tour of India. However, it has not been the case and Ireland have been tormented throughout the tour. If anything, the tour has shown how the Irish have a long way to go in the International cricketing arena.

Ireland must give everything to try to win the 3rd ODI to salvage anything from the series. Afghanistan, on the other hand, will be looking to have a repeat of the whitewash they did in T20 series.

AFG vs IRE Halaplay Team News

  • Afghanistan are expected to field a similar playing team.
  • Ireland might be tempted to make a change or two. James Cameron-Dow might be dropped.

The Squads –

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

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

Probable Playing Teams

Afghanistan – Zazai, Ghani, Rahmat, Ashgar(C), Shahidi, Nabi, Ali Khil(WK), Naib, Rashid, Mujeeb and Shirzad.

Ireland -Stirling, Porterfield (C), Balbirnie, Poynter(WK), Simi, Kevin, Cameron-Dowe/McCollum, McBrine, Dockrell, Rankin and Murtagh

AFG vs IRE Halaplay Fantasy Team

Fantasy picks from Afghanistan –

Hashmatullah Shahidi | Hazratullah Zazai | Mohammad Nabi | Rashid Khan

  • Zazai has been fantastic throughout the tour and it’s a no-brainer to have him in the team.
  • Mohammad Nabi is an all-rounder who delivers in almost every match
  • Rashid Khan has been brilliant with the ball.

Fantasy picks from Ireland –

PR Stirling | A Balbirnie | WB Rankin | Stuart Poynter

  • Stirling has shown his quality with a few good knocks.
  • Rankin has been the standout bowler for Ireland.

Shorya Panwar

" Football is an art, but only when it's well done does it become an art." Arsenal fan. Arsene Wenger's man. Cinephile. Dreamer. Film-maker