Ireland and Afghanistan are all set to lock horns in the first match of the 5-match T20I series at the Civil Service Cricket Club in Belfast on Tuesday.
Ireland, playing at their home gave a tough fight to South Africa, New Zealand and India in their previous 7 games, however they failed to close the games on all occasions but their tenacious approach to play against the biggest teams in the world was appreciated by all.
They lost the games as they lacked power hitters that could end the game for them, but they will strive to overcome this in the series against Afghanistan and try to open the series with a win in the first game.
The visitors have performed well in the T20 format and have enough match winners in the team and they are not to worry about any of their department, but they need to be careful of the dangerous Irish side otherwise the upset can happen.
Let’s dive into the IRE Vs AFG Dream11 Prediction, Dream 11 Team Today, ICC Fantasy League, and match detail to learn more details below.
Match – 1 of 5 @ 4:30 PM IST
Venue – Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast
Where to watch live:
The game between Ireland and Afghanistan will be available to watch on the FanCode app in India.
You can track live updates on the StumpsandBails website as well.
New Players Availability:
The teams will play to their full potential.
The venue is renowned for helping the batters. Both sides of the wicket have short boundaries that batters can take advantage of. The par score at this ground is 140 and the skipper who won the toss would like to bowl first.
IRE Vs AFG Probable XIs:
Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Craig Young
Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi ©, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Karim Janat, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Power Play scores:
Ireland openers have played some decent game in the last couple of games. Considering their current form, we can predict 45-50 runs on board during the first powerplay. While Afghanistan might also post 45-50 runs on board in the first six overs.
Death Over scores:
We are expecting Ireland to score 40–45 runs in the final few overs because they do have some powerful hitters who could affect the game’s outcome with their destructive batting.
Afghanistan too can take charge during the death overs as Ireland bowlers are not that dangerous who can keep calm the mighty Afghan batters on crease. The visitors can score 35 to 40 runs during the death overs.
Ireland might post 170-180 in 20 overs. While Afghanistan could score somewhere in the range of 150-160 runs if they bat first.
Who will win Today’s match between IRE Vs AFG?
Ireland just lost three consecutive series to South Africa, India, and New Zealand. While team Afghanistan came on this tour with a positive mindset after winning a T20 series against Zimbabwe. Since both teams have earned spots in the T20 World Cup 2022, this five-match T20 series will serve as the perfect warm-up for the main event.
As far as the winner is concerned, Afghanistan have better chances to win against Ireland in the first T20 match on Tuesday.
IRE Vs AFG Fantasy League Playing 11
Here are the top 3 teams we have for you
|Rahmanullah Gurbaz ©||9||Paul Stirling||9.5||Andy Balbirnie||9|
|Paul Stirling||9.5||Andy McBrine ©||9||Usman Ghani||8.5|
|Hazratullah Zazai||9||Hazratullah Zazai||9||George Dockrell||8.5|
|Andy Balbirnie||9||George Dockrell||8.5||Mohammad Nabi (vc)||9|
|Harry Tector||9.5||Lorcan Tucker||8.5||Herry Tector ©||8.5|
|Mohammad Nabi||9||Njaibullah Zadran||9||Stephan Doheny||8|
|Curtis Campher||9||Gareth Delany||8.5||Rashid Khan||9.5|
|Rashid Khan (vc)||9.5||Karim Janat||8.5||Mark Adair||8.5|
|Joshua Little||8.5||Mark Adair (vc)||8.5||Craig Young||9|
|Craig Young||9||Mujeeb-ur-Rahman||9||Fareed Malik||8.5|
|Fazalhaq Farooqui||8.5||Noor Ahmed||8||Joshua Little||8.5|
IRE Vs AFG Today Dream Prediction:
From Ireland, the players to watch for in the 1st T20 would be Paul Stirling, Andy McBrine and Harry Tector as batters. Curtis Campher as all-rounder. While Craig Young, and Joshua Little will lead the bowling department.
Paul Stirling, Andy McBrine and Harry Tector are the strongest batters to watch out for in Ireland’s side. Curtis Campher as an all-rounder, Craig Young and Joshua Little as bowlers.
Best Combined XI: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Paul Stirling, Hazratullah Zazai, Andy McBrine, Harry Tractor, Mohammad Nabi, Curtis Campher, Rashid Khan, Craig Young, Joshua Little, Fazalhaq Farooqi
**Disclaimer: Please note that the cricket match predictions are based on our analysis and they do not promise fixed results**