Najibullah Zardan
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Afghanistan take on Ireland in the second T20I in Belfast on August 11. They lost the first T20I and needs to win the second to keep the series alive. This is a five-match T20I series between the two teams allowing the Afghans to get some crucial practice ahead of the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup

The visitors lost the first match even after scoring 168 on the board. Ireland chased down the score with a ball to spare with skipper Andrew Balbirnie and Lorcan Tucker scoring fifties. Afghan strike bowler Rashid Khan bowled a wicketless spell for 25 runs. Him not getting wickets was the difference between the two sides.  Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi said that they were 15-20 runs short in the game and will work on their bowling ahead of the next game. 

Mohammad Nabi PC
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“This is the first game we played as a team in about 1 month, it was quite a good game but we were about 15-20 runs short. Usman played really well, he’s been doing well in the domestic cricket. We need to work on our line and length, first 6 overs we were a bit off” said Nabi. 

IRE vs AFG Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Ireland And Afghanistan, Afghanistan Tour of Ireland 2022, 2nd T20I

Ireland vs Afghanistan Head to Head in T20Is

Andrew Balbirnie
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Matches Played – 19

IRE Won – 5

AFG Won – 14

Recent Venue Records (Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast)

Irelnd vs Afghanistan 2nd T20I
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STATS – T20

Total matches 27

Matches won batting first 11

Matches won bowling first 15

Average 1st Inns scores 121

Average 2nd Inns scores 106

Highest total recorded 190/5 (20 Ov) by BAN vs IRE

Lowest total recorded 53/10 (14.3 Ov) by NEP vs IRE

Highest score chased 180/4 (19 Ov) by NZ vs IRE

Lowest score defended 43/7 (9 Ov) by IRE vs BER

Who Will Score Most Rund For Ireland: Paul Stirling / Harry Tector 

Who Will Take Most Wickets For Ireland: Joshua Little / Craig Young 

Who Will Score Most Runs For Afghanistan: Najibullah Zardan / Hasmatullah Shahidi

Who Will Take Most Wickets For Afghanistan: Rashid Khan / Mohammad Nabi

 IRE vs AFG Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Ireland And Afghanistan, Afghanistan Tour of Ireland 2022, 2nd T20I

IRE vs AFG Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Ireland And Afghanistan, Afghanistan Tour of Ireland 2022, 2nd T20I

Having won the first game, Ireland will have the upper hand heading into the second T20I. They are likely to win the game and the series. 

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Anshuman Roy

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