The third ODI of the five-match series will be played between Afghanistan as they look to win yet another on against Afghanistan on Sunday.
Afghanistan have slowly but surely become one of the better sides in international cricket. They have been a team who has always managed to cause a lot of surprises. The roster is filled with people who are young and bursting with talent, but it will take a right captain and management to bring the best out of them. They have qualified for the ICC World Cup for the first time, and this might help the players get some much-needed experience of playing games of such magnitude.
Meanwhile, Ireland are a decent side in their own right and have not let anything get in the way of them not making the cut for the ICC World Cup. It seems that this adversity was required for them. Things have been put in perspective for the side and now they are aware of how tough the competition is going to be from this point forth. If they have any ambitions of returning the top 10 of the cricketing world, the nation needs to back its players and give them more game time against quality teams.
Venue – Doon Sports Club, Dehradun, India
Date & Time – 10th March | 01:00 PM IST
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
Afghanistan – Hazratullah Zazai, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan (c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Ireland – William Porterfield (c), Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Simi Singh, Kevin O Brien, George Dockrell, Stuart Poynter (wk), Andy McBrine, Tim Murtagh, James Cameron-Dow, Boyd Rankin
Key Players –
Afghanistan – Asghar Afghan | Mohammad Nabi | Rashid Khan
Ireland – Paul Stirling | Andy McBrine | James Cameron-Dow