AFG vs IRE, 2nd ODI, Ireland will lock horns with UAE before they play Afghanistan in the World Cup Super League fixtures later this month. On Wednesday, Ireland pacer David Delany left the squad after complaining of knee pain following training in Abu Dhabi. Meanwhile, Josh Little will join the Irish side on Thursday. Little was originally named in the 16-man squad, but in mid-December, he was forced to self-isolate after a close contact tested positive.
Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman were all playing in the Big Bash League in Australia, before leaving the tournament to join the rest of the Afghanistan squad. On 11 January 2021, Shane Getkate was added to Ireland’s squad, as a replacement for David Delany and Conor Olphert was added to their squad as a net bowler.
Ahead of the ODI series, the two teams played in an unofficial warm-up match, with Afghanistan winning by 23 runs.
Date: January 24th, 2021.
Time: 11:00 AM
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The pitch at the Shere Bangla National Stadium proved to be a bit slow in the middle overs of the first ODI and might favour the batsmen in the second match.
The weather on the day of the second ODI between Afghanistan vs Ireland Cricket match is forecasted to have clear skies and warm conditions throughout the series.
AFG vs IRE Probable Playing 11:
Here are the predicted XI for both teams for Afghanistan vs Ireland Fantasy cricket
Afghanistan probable XI line ups: Asghar Afghan (c), Rahmat Shah, Naveen-ul-Haq, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Yamin Ahmadzai, Usman Ghani, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Sayed Shirzad, Najibullah Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sharafuddin Ashraf
Ireland probable XI line ups:
Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, David Delany, Gareth Delany, Joshua Little, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum, Kevin O Brien, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Craig Young
The Ireland team might try to dominate in the series with a good batting line up. They have recently played excellent cricket against England. This will motivate Ireland players to perform well in the series and win it with a good margin.
With both teams trying to win some ODIs this year, Afghanistan vs Ireland might be the series of the month.
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