Match: Ireland vs Afghanistan, T20 Match 2 of 5
Date: 11th August 2022
Time: 8:00 PM IST
Venue: Stormont, Belfast
Pitch Condition: The 2nd T20 will be played at Stormont, Belfast. The pitch at Belfast is expected to be a good track for batting with assistance for the new ball bowlers. A score above 160 can be expected from the batting team. However, the team winning the toss might prefer to bowl first and chase the total later on.
Ireland vs Afghanistan – The Squad
Ireland: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Paul Stirling, Andy McBrine, Fionn Hand, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Gareth Delany, Curtis Campher, Barry McCarthy, Mark Adair, Craig Young, George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Stephen Doheny.
Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi (c), Darwish Rasooli, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Usman Ghani, Azmatullah Omarzai, Karim Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Afsar Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Fareed Ahmad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad, Nijat Masood, Qais Ahmad, Rashid Khan
Ireland vs Afghanistan – Performance in the Past Matches
Ireland won the first T20I against Afghanistan for 7 wickets. After electing to bat, Afghanistan raised a good score on board with Usman Ghani’s half-century. But with a combined batting effort, Ireland chased down the 168 runs total in 19.5 overs. Andrew Balbirnie and Lorcan Tucker scored half-centuries for Ireland. Paul Stirling also added 31 runs to the list. Afghanistan’s bowling let them down in the first match.
Ireland vs Afghanistan – Face to Face
In the course of the history of international Twenty20 cricket, the two teams have competed against each other 18 times. Afghanistan has won 14 matches out of it, whereas Ireland has only won four times out of it.
Here our experts at FCL are giving a prediction for the coming match. Hope you could find it helpful in any means.
Wicket-Keepers: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Lorcan Tucker
Batsmen: George Dockrell, Paul Stirling, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Usman Ghani
All-Rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Gareth Delany
Bowlers: Joshua Little, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan
Captain: Paul Stirling
Vice-Captain: Usman Ghani
Wicket-Keepers: Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batsmen: Paul Stirling, Usman Ghani, Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Najibullah Zadran
All-Rounders: Gareth Delany,Mohammad Nabi
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little
Captain: George Dockrell
Vice-Captain: Rahmanullah Gurbaz
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