AFG vs IRE Halaplay Prediction | 4th ODI Match Preview | Team News & Fantasy Team

Published on: Mar 7, 2019 11:22 am IST|Updated on: Mar 8, 2019 10:27 am IST

AFG vs IRE Halaplay

AFG vs IRE Halaplay Prediction | Afghanistan vs Ireland 4th ODI Match Preview | Team News & Fantasy Team


The fourth ODI of the five-game series will be played between Afghanistan and Ireland, as the two rising nations try to lay down the marker in international cricket. Afghanistan are about to make their first-ever appearance in the ICC World Cup, and this is series is going to help them prepare themselves in the correct way for the grand event.

They have made some waves in recent years, and have asserted themselves to be one of the most talked about sides. The roster has some really talented players and many of the experts are claiming that this team is expected to cause some upsets. But, they have to get there on a winning note and need to win these last two games in order to garner some much-needed momentum.

Meanwhile, Ireland are not in the same position in terms of prestige as their opponents. They were once regarded as the team with a lot of potential, and if nurtured in the right way, could get some superstars. The lack of experience of playing regular cricket has always been their problem, but the management has been trying to cure it in recent years by making them play every other month.

An ODI series victory over Afghanistan will help the side in getting some confidence back in the players, and also help them make a bold statement.

Match Details: 

Venue – Doon Sports Club, Dehradun, India

Date & Time – 8th March | 01:00 PM IST


AFG vs IRE Halaplay Team News

  • Afghanistan did lose the last game but are unlikely to make a wholesale of changes in the starting lineup.
  • Ireland will not be making any changes in the starting XI as they are coming off a win.

The Squads –

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

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

Probable Teams

Afghanistan – Mohammad Shahzad, Hazratullah, Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Samiullah Shenwari, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Ireland – William Porterfield, Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Simi Singh, Kevin O’Brien, George Dockrell, Stuart Poynter, Andy McBrine, Tim Murtagh, James Cameron-Dow, Boyd Rankin

AFG vs IRE Halaplay Fantasy Team

Key Players –

Afghanistan – Najibullah Zadran | Asghar Afghan | Rashid Khan

Ireland – Andrew Balbirnie | George Dockrell | Kevin O’Brien

  • Captain Asghar is the most experienced player in the roster, and he scored 75 runs in what was a mature inning from him.
  • Najibullah Zadran scored an important century for the side coming into bat in the middle overs.
  • Andrew Balbirnie put on a stellar show as he scored 145 runs in 136 balls to guide the team to a memorable victory.
  • Kevin O’Brien is one of the most underrated all-rounders in the game, and he will be looking to be more effective in terms of output in this game.

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