Afghanistan is ready to collide with Ireland tomorrow in the third ODI at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium. After the second match was washed out by rain, both the teams would be eager to perform when the action resumes in the upcoming game. Ireland will be desperate to get their first victory of this Indian tour while Afghanistan would be eyeing to build an unassailable lead of 2-0 heading into the third ODI. We are in for another thrilling encounter between two dark-horses in the world of cricket.

Afghanistan has been in exceptional form to remain unbeaten in this Indian tour. They have dominated both the series so far while outplaying the Irish side in all the three departments. Having clinched the T20I series by 3-0, the Afghans would be determined to keep their winning momentum rolling. Their explosive batting lineup and lethal bowling attack have turned out to be too good for the visitors. With the ICC World Cup in sight, Afghanistan looked well-equipped and poised for the mega event.

On the contrary, Ireland is having a tough time as they are still winless in this tour. The string of defeats has proved once again that they have a long way to go in the International circuit. Having hammered in the T20I series, Ireland would be hoping to bounce back in this series. Though Ireland may seem battered and bruised, they can perform well in the remaining matches to boost their team morale. The visitors will be desperate to spoil Afghanistan’s party and end this horrible tour on a high.

 

GAME DETAILS

 

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Time: 01:00 PM IST

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun

League: Ireland tour of India

Live Telecast: DSPORT

Online Streaming: Rabbitholebd Sports YouTube Channel to live stream BPL matches in India

 

Head-to-head (last five ODIs)

 

Afghanistan – 4

Ireland – 1

Recent Form

Afghanistan – N/R W T L L

Ireland – N/R L L W L

 

Ground Stats ODI

Total Matches 2
Matches won bowling first 1
Average 1st Inns scores 205
Average 2nd Inns scores 165
Highest total recorded 250/7 (48.3 Ov) by AFG vs IRE
Lowest total recorded 161/10 (49.2 Ov) by IRE vs AFG
Highest score chased 165/5 (41.5 Ov) by AFG vs IRE
Lowest score defended 250/7 (48.3 Ov) by AFG vs IRE

 

Team News

Ireland

  • Ireland can make some changes in the starting XI ahead of this crunch game.
  •  James Cameron-Dow might be dropped from the team.

Afghanistan

  • Md. Nabi will play in the upcoming as he has recovered from his injury.
  • Afghanistan is expected to field an unchanged playing team.

 

SQUADS

Ireland:

William Porterfield (c), Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, James Cameron-Dow, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Tim Murtagh, James McCollum, Kevin O Brien, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker

Afghanistan:

Asghar Afghan (c), Mohammad Shahzad, Noor Ali Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Aftab Alam, Dawlat Zadran, Zahir Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Shapoor Zadran, Sayed Shirzad, Fareed Malik

 

KEY PLAYERS

Ireland

  • William Porterfield (c)
  • Kevin O Brien
  • Paul Stirling

Afghanistan

  • Hashmatullah Shahidi
  • Hazratullah Zazai
  • Rashid Khan

 

Probable Playing XI

Ireland:

William Porterfield(c), Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Simi Singh, Kevin O Brien, Stuart Poynter(w), George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Tim Murtagh, James Cameron-Dow, Boyd Rankin

Afghanistan:

Hazratullah Zazai, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan(c), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Ikram Ali Khil(w), Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Sayed Shirzad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

 

FUNTUSH SAFE XI

 

FUNTUSH RISKY XI

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