Match: Ireland vs Afghanistan, T20 Match 3 of 5
Date: 12th August 2022
Time: 8:00 PM IST
Venue: Stormont, Belfast
Pitch Condition: The 3rd T20 will be played at Stormont, Belfast. The pitch at Belfast is expected to be a good track for batting. Ample assistance to batting is expected here. 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 continued the winning race against Afghanistan in the second T20I also and took a 2-0 lead in the 5-match series. Afghanistan chose to bat first but the guests left themselves too much to do with the ball after posting just 122-8 from 20 overs. Hashmatullah Shahidi top scored with 36 as Josh Little, Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, and Gareth Delany took 2 wickets each. Afghanistan’s main bowler Rashid Khan failed to grab even a single wicket. Ireland’s Andy Balbirnie’s 46 runs helped Ireland win the match with 5 wickets. With a third win, Ireland will be hoping to seal the series. On the other hand, Afghanistan will surely try to bounce back in the third 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 19 times. Afghanistan has won 14 matches out of it, whereas Ireland has only won five 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: Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie, Harry Tector
All-Rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Gareth Delany, Curtis Campher
Bowlers: Rashid Khan,Joshua Little, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Captain: Mohammad Nabi
Vice-Captain: Paul Stirling
Wicket-Keepers: Lorcan Tucker
Batsmen: Andy Balbirnie,Paul Stirling, H. Shahidi, Usman Ghani
All-Rounders: Gareth Delany,Mohammad Nabi
Bowlers: Naveen-ul-Haq, Joshua Little,Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Barry McCarthy,
Captain: Andy Balbirnie
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