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Afghanistan vs Ireland Match Prediction: ICC T20 World Cup

The stage is set for the big clash between AFGHANISTAN and IRELAND at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.

Ireland is all set to carry their momentum to the next match. As they have defeated the champions England as rain interrupted the play last day in the super 12 match.

They, however bounced back and won their game against England but are still at fourth spot on the points table of group 1. But the 5 runs win against England boosted their confidence. Ireland is all set to face Afghanistan to clinch the win.

WHERE TO WATCH

The game between AFGHANITAN VS IRELAND will be telecasted on Star Sports Network. Fans will be able to watch the live streaming of AFG VS IRE match on Disney+Hotstar app.

You can also track live scores and updates on the Stumps and Bails website as well.

WHEN TO WATCH

Match: 25th match of T20 World Cup 2022

Date & Time: 28-10-22 (Friday), 9:30 PM IST

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Pitch Report

If the batters able to survive the initial overs, then they can dominate the game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. As its surface is known for providing a good balance between bat and ball. Spinners will not get that much of help at this pitch.

Predicted Playing XIs

Afghanistan: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi ©. Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Ireland: Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie ©, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany. Mark Adair, Fionn Hand, Barry McCarthy, Josh Little

POWERPLAY PREDICTION

Both Irish openers are in decent form, if they both played full powerplay overs. Then the hosts can expect a good total on board during the powerplay overs. Considering Afghanistan’s top-order’s last few performances, we can say 45-50 will be easily achievable by the side. Ireland on the other hand, may score to touch 50-run mark in the first six overs.

DEATH OVERS PREDICTION

Both the teams are somewhat are at the same pace of the cricket. Both considered as underdogs in the list. Batting line-up consist of power hitters but cannot rely on them. And in this do or die match both teams will try to add as many runs as possible. The Ireland team will try to put 35-40 runs on board during the death overs. The Afghan’s side will try to at least 40 in the final few overs.

Who will win the match?

On the other hand, Afghanistan’s campaign hasn’t been a remarkable one so far. In the two matches that they played so far in this tournament. They ended up losing one and the other one got abandoned due to rain. Ireland is currently standing fourth on the Super 12 points table while Afghanistan is placed bottom-last on the table. This will be a crucial game for both of these sides. And a win here for either of the sides will set the tournament wide open for other teams as well. Watching the team combination. Afghanistan is expected to win this match.

 

 

 

 

Akash Kumar
Akash Kumar
Hi! I am Akash, a professionally trained journalist who graduated from Delhi University. I have spent several years playing cricket at the State level for Jharkhand. My passion for cricket and thrive to explore truth via journalism helped me to develop a character called – Sports Journalist. My contribution towards writing would be always out of the true spirit that longs for the game that Indians like the most.

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