Afghanistan vs Ireland 2019: When and where to watch, live streaming, telecast details, fixtures and squads
After a long break, it's time for Afghanistan to return to action as they get set to host Ireland at their adopted venue, the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun, for a full tour comprising three T20Is, five ODIs and a single Test between February 21 and March 19, 2019.
The Islamic Bank of Afghanistan acquired the title sponsorship rights for the upcoming series between the two nations and, as a result, the series will be termed the Islamic Bank of Afghanistan Cup 2019.
All the T20I and ODI fixtures will be played under lights. The T20I matches are scheduled to begin at 19:00 IST, while the one-day games will commence at 14:00 IST.
Both teams will first go head to head in three T20 International matches on February 21, February 23 and February 24 before squaring off in five ODIs on February 28, March 2, March 5, March 8 and March 10.
After the conclusion of the ODI games, Afghanistan and Ireland will face off in their first ever Test match, beginning March 15.
Islamic Bank of Afghanistan Cup 2019: Broadcast and Live Streaming
1TV have been granted the broadcasting rights for this tour and they will broadcast all the matches on their TV channel, with live streaming also available on their website 1tv.af.
YouTube Channel Rabbitholebd Sports will stream the matches for the viewers living in other nations including India and Ireland.
Afghanistan and Ireland Squad for Islamic Bank of Afghanistan Cup 2019
Afghanistan: Asghar Afghan(C), Usman Ghani, Najeeb Tarakai, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Farid Malik, Sayed Shirzad, Zia ur Rahman Sharifi, Hazratullah Zazai, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Nabi, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Zahir Khan and Sharafuddin Ashraf.
Ireland: Paul Stirling (C), Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Kevin O’Brien, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, James Shannon, Simi Singh, Harry Tector, Stuart Thompson and Lorcan Tucker.
Afghanistan: Asghar Afghan (C), Mohammad Shahzad, Noor Ali Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Alikhil, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Aftab Alam, Dawlat, Zahir Khan, Farid Malik, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Shapoor Zadran and Sayed Shirzad.
Ireland: William Porterfield (C), Andrew Balbirnie, James Cameron-Dow, Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling and Lorcan Tucker.
Afghanistan: Asghar Afghan (C), Mohammad Shahzad, Ihsan Janat, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Nasir Jamal, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Ikram Alikhil, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Wafadar Momand, Yamin Ahmadzai, Sharafuddin Ashraf and Waqar Salamkhail.
Ireland: William Porterfield (C), Andrew Balbirnie, James Cameron-Dow, George Dockrell, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson and Lorcan Tucker.