Mirwais Ashraf
Afghanistan cricket team. Credits: Facebook

Afghanistan take on Ireland in the third T20I in Belfast on August 12, Friday with the hosts leading the series 2-0 after winning the second T20I by five wickets. This is a crucial series for the Asian side to fine-tune their preparations ahead of the Asia Cup and T20 World Cup.

Talking about Afghanistan, they played an ODI series against Zimbabwe in June. Zimbabwe lost all three games and faced a humiliating whitewash in the series. Zimbabwe lost the 1st ODI by 60 runs, the 2nd ODI by 8 wickets, and the 3rd ODI by 4 wickets. Ahead of the series against India, they played an ODI series against Bangladesh.

Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe
Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe (Image Credits: Twitter)

Ireland, on the other hand after losing to West Indies, India and South Africa came back to winning ways in the first T20I. However, they lost the second to give up on the advantage and are back at level terms. They need to find inspiration from the players to win the series. They have lost 15 of the 19 T20Is they have played against the Afghanistan side. 

IRE vs AFG Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Ireland And Afghanistan, Afghanistan Tour of Ireland 2022, 3rd T20I

Ireland vs Afghanistan Head to Head in T20Is

Ireland vs Afghanistan 3rd T20I
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Matches Played – 20

IRE Won – 6

AFG Won – 14

Recent Venue Records (Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast)

Ireland vs Afghanistan 3rd 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, 3rd T20I

 With the series level at 1-1, Afghanistan have the advantage heading into the game while Ireland seems to be struggling. Afghanistan to win the game. 

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Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.