Afghanistan vs Ireland 1st ODI Match Preview, Pitch Report, Weather Report, Probable Line-ups, and Match Prediction
Afghanistan vs Ireland 1st ODI Match Preview, Pitch Report, Weather Report, Probable Line-ups, and Match Prediction

After delays due to the Visa process, Afghanistan and Ireland are finally ready to go head to head again in a One Day International (ODI), this January. On the 21st of the month, the two teams will play a 50 over format game at the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.  

Out of the last 10 times, Afghanistan have managed to win 6 times giving them the much needed edge, with Ireland only winning 4. Afghanistan seem to be the stronger side winning 9 out of the last 10 international T20s.

The two teams are expected in the face off to give us a treat to the eyes because of their strong competition structure seen previously. Make the best team in Afghanistan vs Ireland fantasy cricket with the match predictions. The two amazing teams last faced off on the 10th of March, when Afghanistan won the T20 international series but lost the last match in a super over. To gain more insights on whose favourite to win, read the predictions.


Date: January 21st, 2021.

Time: 11:00 A.M

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi


The amazing pitch at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi is seen to be extremely favourable to batsmen for the Afghanistan vs Ireland match. 

At the Sheik Zayed Stadium, the pitch permits batsmen to play the strokes openly, mostly even owing to fat nature. Nonetheless, they will be struggling against the spinners as the surface gets drowsy in the later overs of the match.


The weather is predicted to be radiant and sunny on 21st January, 2021 with 25°C all day as estimated for the Afghanistan vs Ireland cricket match. There is almost zero chances of rain for a large portion of the match, which means there is an insignificant possibility of heavy rainfall as anticipated by the weather reporting research sectors.

AFG vs IRE Probable Playing 11:

Afghanistan probable XI line ups: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Karim Janat, Asghar Afghan (c), Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Shapoor Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Ireland probable XI line ups: Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Simi Singh, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Craig Young, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Joshua Little.


Afghanistan has clearly got Ireland’s number in terms of 20 overs but can Rashid spin his team into a win or will Stirling’s Ireland take the win. Perhaps the most important match of the series to the tone throughout. The conditions in the later overs might favour spin bowlers like Rashid, with Afghanistan predicted to take the first ODI. Afghanistan vs Ireland. Who will win?


With both teams trying to win some ODIs this year, Afghanistan vs Ireland might be the series of the month.

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