AFG vs IRE Head to Head Records in Tests- Only Test, 2024

Updated - 06 Mar 2024, 08:14 PM

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The AFG vs IRE series begins with the only Test in Abu Dhabi from February 28 to March 3. The match starts at 11.30 am IST. The Test series follows a three-match ODI and T20I series with the matches continuing till March 13. All the white-ball games will be played in Sharjah. 

Afghanistan is led by Hasmatullah Shahidi. He did not play in Afghanistan’s last Test match against Sri Lanka. The Afghans were humbled in the match by the Lankans by 10 wickets. Meanwhile, Rahmanullah Gurbaz has been named in Afghanistan’s squad for the one-off Test. He is most likely to make his debut in the match. 

Afghanistan will be playing five more Tests in the year after the one against Ireland. Yamin Ahmadzai and Mohammad Saleem Safi the two players who were part of the Sri Lanka test match are ruled out with injury concerns.

The ACB has added legspinner Khalil Gurbaz to the squad. Rashid Khan, Afghanistan’s premier cricketer across formats continues to miss out on international cricket as he is recovering from his lower-back surgery. 

Ireland have already played a Test match against Afghanistan back in 2019 which was won by Afghanistan.

The Irish side are yet to win a Test match while Afghanistan’s win against Ireland remains their only win in the format. They have played 8 Test matches so far. Afghanistan lost Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in 2023. Ireland., on the other hand, lost to Sri Lanka and England. 

Afghanistan well and truly have dominated Ireland across formats. They have won the only Test match played between the two sides. In 30 ODIs, Afghanistan have won 16 and Ireland 13. In 23 T20Is, Afghanistan have won 16 while Ireland has six. One match ended in a tie. 

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AFG vs IRE Head To Head Records (Overall Stats)

Format Test ODI T20I
Matches Played 1 30 23
AFG Won 1 16 16
IRE Won 0 13 6

AFG vs IRE: Key Statistics

Overall, Afghanistan have had the wood over Ireland in international cricket. They won the only Test played between the two sides in 2019. In 30 ODIs, Afghanistan have won 16 and Ireland 13. In 23 T20Is, Afghanistan has won 16 and the Irish only six with one match ending in a tie 

AFG vs IRE: Recent 5 Encounters

The two teams have played only one Test match, which was won by Afghanistan. In the last five T20Is between the two sides, Ireland have won three and Afghanistan two. Four of the last five ODIs between the two sides were won by Afghanistan with one match getting cancelled. 

Key Moments and Stand-out Performances (Players)

Rahmat Shaah who is the vice-captain of the Afghanistan Test team scored 98 in the only Test match played between the two sides back in 2019. Rashid Khan who is not playing in this Test match picked up seven wickets in the last Test against Ireland including a fifer in the second innings. 

Afghanistan have well and truly dominated against Ireland across formats. They won the one-off Test, 16 out of the 30 ODIs and 16 out of the 3 T20Is. The Afghans have also won the last four ODIs on the trot and two of the last five T20Is. 

AFG vs IRE Head-to-Head Records in Tests- Only Test, 2024

Matches Played: 1

Afghanistan Won-1

Ireland Won- 0

Most Runs For Afghanistan-Rahmat Shah-98

Most Wickets For Afghanistan- Rashid Khan-7

Most Runs For Ireland- Andrew Balbirnie-86

Most Wickets For Ireland-Andy McBrine-3

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