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Afghanistan vs Ireland 1st ODI: Match Details, Preview, and Predicted XI

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393   //    27 Feb 2019, 20:50 IST

Ireland needs to bounce back in the ODI series
Ireland needs to bounce back in the ODI series

Afghanistan and Ireland are set to collide again in India for the five-match ODI series. After thrashing the Irish team in T20I series 3-0, Afghanistan must be beaming with confidence heading into this ODI series. Ireland had a rough start in the previous series and couldn’t make the most out of their opportunities in the contest.

Afghanistan has been playing some phenomenal cricket in recent times with a pool of talented players. They outplayed the opposition in all the three departments in the T20I series. Afghanistan’s bowling has been their strength over the years, but in the T20 series, their batting came into the limelight. Afghanistan would be looking to perform with such dominance to prepare themselves for the upcoming ICC World Cup.

Ireland, on the other hand, have had a terrible tour so far in India. After losing all the three T20I matches, they would be hoping to bounce back in the ODI series, for which they need to improve their bowling attack. 

 

GAME DETAILS

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019

Time: 01:00 PM IST

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun

League: Ireland tour of India

Live Telecast: DSPORT 

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Head-to-head (ODIs)

Afghanistan – 3, Ireland – 2, Drawn – 0

 

Recent Form

Afghanistan- W, W, W, W, W

Ireland- L, L, L, W, L

 

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

 

KEY PLAYERS

 

Ireland

  • William Porterfield (c)
  • Kevin O Brien
  • Paul Stirling

Afghanistan

  • Hazratullah Zazai
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Rashid Khan

 

Probable Playing XI

 

Afghanistan – Zazai, Shahzad(WK), Rahmat, Shahidi, Ashgar(C), Naib, Nabi, Najibullah, Rashid, Mujeeb and Aftab

Ireland – Porterfield(C), Stirling, Balbirnie, Poynter(WK), McCollum/Tucker, Simi, Kevin, Dockrell, Murtagh, McCarthy, and Rankin

 

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