An irrepressible Rashid Khan show in the third T20I helped Afghanistan white-wash Ireland in the T20I series, and now the two sides lock horns in a 5-match ODI series. The talismanic leg spinner claimed a hat-trick, returning with bowling figures of 5/27, to restrict Ireland to 178 for eight in their chase of 211 in Dehradun in the last meeting between the two sides.
Ireland has lost the T20I series, although they would want to pounce on an opportunity that awaits them in the 50-over format. Ireland are out of contention for the 2019 World Cup and this series might serve them as the perfect platform where they can exhibit what they are capable of. Afghanistan, on the other hand, would be cloud nine after a stellar show in Twenty 20 Inetrnationals.
Afghanistan W W W W W
Ireland L L L W L
Afghanistan ODI Squad: Asghar Afghan (c), Mohammad Shahzad, Noor Ali Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Samiullah Shenwari, Aftab Alam, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Dawlat Zadran, Zahir Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Shapoor Zadran, Sayed Shirzad, Fareed Malik
Ireland ODI squad: William Porterfield (c), James McCollum, Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, James Cameron-Dow, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O Brien, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker
Afghanistan Playing XI (Probable)
Hazratullah Zazai, Asgar Afghan (C), Mohammad Shahzad(WK), Rahmat Shah, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam
Ireland Playing XI (Probable)
William Porterfield(C), George Dockrell, Tim Murtagh, Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Stuart Poynter(WK), McCollum/Tucker, Simi Singh, Kevin O Brien, Barry McCarthy, Boyd Rankin
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